Get to Know London Lash Glues and Find the Best Eyelash Extensions Glue For YOU!
With so many lash glues on the market, it can be difficult to find the one that’s best for you. With that in mind, we thought we’d take a moment to introduce you to each of our lash glues in turn so you can get to know them a bit better, and find the eyelash extension glue that’s perfect for you!
Before we get into the nitty gritty of our glues, there are a couple of things that you’ll need to know when choosing a glue to ensure you’re picking the one that’s going to work best for you as an individual – remember, the fastest drying lash adhesive isn’t always going to be the best, and just because your friend loves a glue, doesn't mean it's going to be the best choice for you.
How to Find the Best Lash Extensions Glue
Finding the best lash extensions glue for you comes down to three main factors: your room temperature, your humidity level, and your placement speed. Level of experience comes into it as well, however it's better to go by placement speed as you could have one lash tech who's been lashing for 6 months, and has been practising non-stop and is doing 5 lash sets per day 5 days per week, and a lash tech who's been lashing for two years, doing two sets per week. They're going to have different working speeds simply because one tech has done more lash sets than the other and is doing it all the time.
Timing your placement speed might seem like a faff, but it's so worth it! Getting to know your temperature and humidity is easy, all you need is a hygrometer and you can easily keep track of your temp and humidity in your working area all day long.
So, now we know what we need to look at when choosing a glue, let's get to know each glue in turn from most gradually drying to most rapidly drying.
Satin Bond is the most recent addition to our eyelash extensions glue collection. It has a medium consistency and a 2 second drying time, making it the perfect lash glue for beginners. Satin Bond works best in temperature levels between 18-22 Degrees (celcius) and humidity levels between 50-65%.
If your humidity is very low but your temperature falls in the correct range, it might be an idea to opt for a faster drying glue such as Lady Bond, which will cure more slowly than advertised in the lower humidity ranges. On the other hand, if your humidity is very high and you’re struggling to place the extensions fast enough, it might be worth looking into getting a dehumidifier to rectify that. Increasing humidity is very easy, but decreasing humidity is tricky!
Lady Bond is one of the first glues London Lash ever stocked back in 2013, before we were even called London Lash! Lady Bond has a 1-2 second drying time and is a great choice for lash techs of all levels - it’s the lash glue that we include in all of our lash kits!
Just like Satin Bond, Lady Bond works best in temperatures between 18-22 Degrees, and humidity levels between 50-65%.
Crystal Bondis quite similar to Lady Bond - 1-2 seconds drying time with a 18-22 Degrees preference, however Crystal Bond is happier in humidity levels between 45-60%.
Crystal Bond’s biggest difference from any of our other lash extensions glues, is that it doesn’t contain any pigment, so is a clear glue.
Due to its clear appearance, Crystal Bond is the best choice for fantasy lash sets where you’re using a lot of light or bright colours as it doesn’t cause a dark line along the lash line the same way that black glue does.
One thing to consider though, is that the lack of pigment in clear glue makes it a little bit harder to use if you’re not too experienced in eyelash extensions, which can affect your retention, or can lead to you picking up too much adhesive and ending up with more stickies.
As the name would suggest, Flexie is pretty flexible! Flexie lash glue has a 1 second drying time and (like the others) prefers a temperature range between 18-22 degrees. Unlike the others, though, Flexie’s preference when it comes to humidity ranges between 40-70%, which is much broader than the other glues we’ve gone over so far (when Flexie was launched it was our most flexible glue in terms of drying time - that’s not quite the case now, but we’ll get to that in a minute!)
Flexie has a medium, honey-like consistency which allows it to really encase the eyelash extension and the natural lash.
Power Bond is London Lash’s other OG eyelash extensions glue! With a 0.5-1 second drying time, Power Bond has always been the go-to for highly experienced lash techs shopping with London Lash.
Quite predictably, Power Bond’s favoured temperature range is between 18-22 degrees, with a humidity level between 50-65% so if you can lash quickly and you have stable room conditions, this glue will be your best friend. Be careful using Power Bond if you have fluctuations in your humidity levels, though – this glue is pretty averse to change!
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Royal Bond was a bit of a game changer for those highly advanced lash techs - it shares a 0.5-1 second drying time to Power Bond but when it comes to its preferred humidity range, Royal Bond is happy anywhere between 30% and 80% - this means that even in super variable conditions, Royal Bond will work exactly as it’s supposed to. This saves time, money and stress when it comes to having glue on hand that can handle the more extreme humidity levels!
Royal Bond has a thin consistency which means that you’re unlikely to get too much glue on the extension, leading to fewer stickies.
So that's it! If it still feels like a minefield don't worry - finding the perfect glue can sometimes come down to a bit of trial and error! The best advice we can give you is to start slow - if you need to increase your humidity a little bit to speed up your drying time that's simple enough to do, and will give you MUCH better retention than just going straight for the fastest glue! Our top tip for you is to invest in a Hygrometer to keep track of your temperature and humidity levels - being able to predict your glue's behaviour is paramount to your success!