All about that Addy
All about that Addy
Everything you need to know about London Brows & Lashes Adhesives
One of the most common questions we get at London Brows & Lashes has to do with our adhesives – how to store it to, which addy to use on clients and everything in between. So without further ado, here is everything you need to know about our adhesives.
London Brows & Lashes has five different adhesives to choose from and are conveniently labeled with a user-friendly black, grey or white cap.
The black cap adhesives are made specifically for low humidity environments and come in both black and clear formula. On the flip-side, the grey cap adhesives are designed for high humidity. They also come in black or clear. And, our newest addition to the addy family is the sensitive adhesive that is labeled with a white cap.
- Clear Adhesive
Our clear adhesive is probably the most popular among lash artists and has garnered a cult following for its amazing retention and low irritation for clients. While it has a little bit of a learning curve, once you get the hang of it you’ll never use anything else!
We offer both a high and low humidity option. The black cap (low humidity) favors between 18-40% humidity while the grey cap (high humidity) works best between 40-70%.
Clear Addy Tips – Since there is no carbon in the formula, you only need to shake about 10 seconds before use. The addition of carbon is what interferes with retention which is why the clear addy excels above and beyond other adhesives.
This addy works well for those that get irritated easily or have oily skin and lashes.
- Black Adhesive
The black adhesive is a basic that every lash artist has. It also comes in low and high humidity versions.
The black cap (low humidity) is a fast drying product that relishes in a humidity between 28-53%. The grey cap (high humidity) works best at between 50-70%.
- Sensitive Adhesive
The sensitive adhesive is the newest offering by London Brows & Lashes. Like the clear adhesive, it also has no carbon which will reduce irritation significantly for clients. The big difference between the two addys is that the sensitive version has an even lower cyanoacrylate composition. While it does not have the same retention qualities of the other adhesives, it is a great alternative to those with low tolerance.
Choosing an Adhesive
Because working conditions are always changing, the best tip we give our clients is to utilize a hygrometer, a tool that measures humidity. We keep both a black cap or grey cap bottle while we’re working and keep a close eye on the humidity reading. As the humidity changes, so does the addy we choose.
How do I store my London Brows & Lashes adhesive?
Keep in a cool, dark area. Do no expose to a heater or steamer in working area. If you’re not going to be using it immediately, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to six months safely or in the freezer for up to one year.
It does NOT have to be refrigerated between uses.
How long does it last after opening?
On average, about two months from the time of opening. If it’s opened all day long and used on many clients, we suggest changing it out every month for maximum retention.
How long do you shake the adhesive before using?
Because of the carbon in the black adhesive, it must be shaken for about 20 seconds. The clear addy, only 10 seconds.
What application method to use with London Brows & Lashes adhesive?
Only glue rings should be used with our addy as it dries so quick. No glue dots or jade stone.
Does the addy need burping?
No, it does not need to be burped. Just make sure to clean the infuser well with a paper towel.
Does the adhesive need to be cured with a nano mister?
Our clients can use a fan or nano mister. The nano mister does a better job to absorb vapors from around the client’s eyes. Use it for about 15 seconds and about 20cm above the head.
How long before getting lashes wet?
Advise clients to wait a full 24 hours before getting lashes wet.
Is it normal to see little clear/white marks on the lashes when using the clear adhesive?
Yes, this is a sign that you have used too much glue.
Why are lashes falling off while brushing after application?
A few things to consider to troubleshoot the problem….
- Is the client having a lash shed? This is common during certain times of the year.
- Are you using a jade stone or glue dot? We advise using a glue ring.
- How long does it take you to get to natural lash? Our addy dries in 2 seconds so the lash could be dry before you try placing it. In this case, try adding a bead or two of the addy to slow the curing process down.
- Are you changing glue every 30 minutes?
- Have the lashes been prepped correctly? We suggest using Fresh Start to properly cleanse lashes before application.
- Do you know the humidity of your environment and have the right adhesive?
- As always, if you’re still having trouble, please contact us as soon as possible so we can assist you.
The London Brows & Lashes Team