Eyelash glue is a very useful tool to have in your kit and it’s good to know that you have options. One of those options are lash extensions, a procedure where individual eyelashes are applied one by one using a strong adhesive.
In our effort to share with you the most recent innovation news in what concerns beauty, we have prepared this article to tell you more about eyelash glue. What is it? How can it be used?
Use eyelash glue for synthetic or human hair.
Eyelash glue is a strong adhesive that you can use on your own eyelashes or to apply false lashes. It’s also used to attach artificial hair pieces and wigs. The glue is available in both liquid and gel forms, but the liquid version is more often used for eyelashes.
- Eyelash glue works like superglue — it bonds materials together by forming a chemical bond between two surfaces. When applied correctly, the bond will hold for a few days until you remove it with acetone or nail polish remover.
- The glue dries clear and can be removed easily with acetone or nail polish remover. Some glues also include preservatives that help prevent eye infections caused by bacteria in fake lashes or wigs.
- You can use eyelash glue on synthetic or human hair, but not on your skin because it will irritate your eyes and skin.
Use a few pea-sized dabs of adhesive.
Many of us have experienced the frustration of eyelash glue on hair. Eyelash glue is great for those who wear false eyelashes, but it can be a pain if it gets on your hair.
If you do get eyelash adhesive on your hair, don’t panic. There are a few steps you can take to remove it without damaging your hair or your skin.
- Use a few pea-sized dabs of adhesive. Too much glue can make things worse, so use as little as possible and dab it onto your lashes instead of slathering it on like lotion.
- Wait until the glue dries completely before trying to remove it. Wait at least five minutes, but ideally 10-15 minutes or more depending on how thickly you applied the adhesive and how much time you have before needing to apply makeup again.
- Use oil or petroleum jelly as an emollient to dissolve the glue. Apply small amounts directly to the glue with a cotton swab or cotton ball and work them into the lash line until they start to soften and dissolve into each other (this takes about two minutes). Try not to get any petroleum jelly in your eyes — if this happens wash them immediately with warm water.
Press weft base against your scalp
Yes, you can use eyelash glue on your hair. The glue is made with a silicone base that adheres to your scalp and hair follicles. It is recommended that you use a comb to apply the glue evenly. You can also brush it through your hair with your fingers.
Eyelash glues are water-resistant, so they will not cause damage if you get them wet. However, if you get them wet frequently or for extended periods of time, the glue may loosen from your scalp. This will cause small clumps of hair to come out with each combing session until it completely falls out and grows back again in 6-9 months.
Use a wide-tooth comb.
Eyelash glue is designed to hold fake eyelashes on your eyelids, so it’s not exactly ideal for other uses. However, if you really want to try using it on your hair, use a wide-tooth comb instead of your fingers to separate the lashes and apply them to your hair. This will help keep them from sticking together once they’ve dried.
Don’t use too much glue at once.
You should only need a small amount of glue to keep your lashes in place. If you have long or thick lashes, you may need to apply more than one coat of glue before you put the lashes on your hair; however, try not to apply too much at once or else it may drip down onto your forehead and cause irritation or burns.
Let the glue dry completely before removing the lashes from your fingers or head.
Let the glue dry well before styling.
If you want to add some flair to your hair, eyelash glue is a great way to do it. The product is used to secure false lashes and fake nails onto the skin, but it can also work wonders on the strands.
The glue works by setting slowly, which allows you time to position the eyelashes or fake nails in the desired location before they become permanent. Once it sets, it will stay attached for about eight hours.
- Eyelash glues come in different forms — liquids and gels — that can be used on natural lashes or false ones. They are available online and at beauty supply stores.
- Make sure your hair is clean and dry before applying eyelash glue. Apply one drop of adhesive on each lash line with tweezers or a toothpick, then press them into place with your fingers until they stick well enough to withstand styling without falling off.
- If you’re applying lash extensions, use a thin layer of glue on each strand of hair before securing them into place with plastic strips or metal clips.
- Let the glue dry well before styling so that it doesn’t make your fingers sticky when you touch up your makeup later in the evening!
Clean any adhesive residue on your skin with makeup remover.
When choosing a glue or adhesive, consider the type of application you plan to use it for. Some glues are water-resistant and others are not. If you plan to use glue on your eyelashes, choose one that is waterproof or water-resistant. You can also choose an adhesive that is hypoallergenic and non-toxic if you have sensitive skin or allergies.
Clean any adhesive residue on your skin with makeup remover. If you have sensitive skin, apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly around the edge of the eyelid before applying the glue. This will help prevent irritation from the adhesive.
Apply eyelash extensions using tweezers if possible, but if not, use your fingers to hold the lashes straight up as you apply them individually to each lash line. Remove any excess glue with a cotton swab dipped in acetone nail polish remover.