When it comes to the beauty of eyes, lashes have a major role to play. Those fortunate women with thick and long lashes are considered to have the most beautiful eyes.
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However, those who don’t have such long and thick lashes, don’t have to be disheartened as a very good option of eyelash extensions is available to them.
Eyelash extensions offer you your desired look every morning when you wake up as they are glued by a lash technician to your natural lashes and last for around 4 to 5 weeks.
However, the staying power of lash extensions depends on the glue used to attach them to your own lashes.
Do you know anything about this glue? If you don’t, here are some useful bits of information.
What is Eyelash Extension Adhesive?
Eyelash extension adhesive plays a major part in applying lash extensions to one’s own lashes.
You may think that any adhesive can do the job. However, wrong glue can cause havoc to your natural lashes.
Even your lash extensions can become flaky and uncomfortable with wrong glue, causing pain and soreness.
Since lash extensions Potts Point, for example,can be a great investment in your beauty regime, it’s essential that the adhesive your lash artist uses is of highest quality.
Such highest quality lash glue can offer your lashes the most natural looks you always long for.
A major ingredient of all lash adhesives is cyanoacrylate, which is a glue-like, fast-drying chemical adherent.
It’s made from cyanide and acrylate. This may make you scared of applying the chemical near your eyes. But relax! Cyanide is one carbon atom having a triple-bond with a nitrogen atom.
Cyanide by itself can be highly dangerous. However, when it’s used in combination with acrylate, it just becomes a thickening agent for the glue.
Once the glue is entirely processed and produced, the cyanide is totally neutralised and disappears in the final product.
Acrylate is a conjugate base of acrylic acid which is an organic acid that hardens or thickens quickly when comes in contact with air which helps in drying the components of professional lash glues quickly.
We’ve now learnt about the chemical structure of lash adhesives. But what are the factors that differentiate them from each other?
The process of adhering lash extensions to natural lashes requires utmost precision to align both natural lashes and extensions long enough to allow the adhesive to dry.
Thus, it can be quite difficult to keep both the tiny pieces held together for long periods of time. Here’s where the drying time of the adhesive is important.
Make sure your lash artist uses lash glue with a quick drying time because that will decide how natural your extensions would look.
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Unlike false lashes, lash extensions are supposed to last from 4 to 8 weeks. Therefore the adhesive used should be very strong to keep the extensions attached for a longer time.
Here’s where methyl methacrylate comes into play. This is a monomer made of methyl and acrylate.
When this chemical is polymerised and used in combination with cyanoacrylate, it strengthens the bond of the adhesive.
Lash glue is either black or transparent. Black colour is more preferred to achieve full dark lashes.
However, some people may have an allergic reaction due to the carbon black ingredient and so, prefer transparent adhesive.
This knowledge about lash adhesive will help you choose the best adhesive for your best volume lash extensions at Fancy Lash to achieve a stunning look.