Article: Meet Glue Balms - 5 Reasons Why You Should Make the Switch Right Now!
Meet Glue Balms - 5 Reasons Why You Should Make the Switch Right Now!
Lash lifts have become increasingly popular in recent years as a low-maintenance alternative that can create show-stopping results without the use of lash extensions and simply enhancing the appearance of natural lashes. While the basics of an eyelash lamination process remain the same, one essential component is the adhesive that holds the lashes in place during the lifting process. Traditional lash lift adhesives have been used for years, but there's a new player in town: lash lift glue balms. In this blog post, we'll explore why lash lift glue balms are better than traditional adhesives, and why you should make the switch as soon as possible.
What are lash lift glue balms?
Glue balms are the next generation of lash lift adhesives and completely new type of product on the market, designed specifically to reduce the application time while protecting the natural hair. They are solid, wax-like formulas packed with nourishing ingredients that help to minimize the negative effects of the chemical processing during the lift. The balms work in a similar way to traditional lash lift adhesives, by holding the lashes in place during the curling process. No special tools are required when working with the balm, however, the Laminator Brush was specially designed for the job and makes the application even easier for many.
Benefits of lash lift glue balms:1. Easier & faster application
One of the biggest advantages of lash lift glue balms is that they are easier to apply than traditional liquid or gel adhesives. Because they do not fully dry, you are able to complete the lash wrapping all at one go, making it less messy and more precise. Say goodbye to endless adjustments with the help of water and say hello to perfectly separated lashes with a thin layer of adhesive with glue balms. If this all sounds too good to be true, make sure to follow the link and check out this lash wrapping done in under 3 minutes by our @lashmother.uli, click here for link.
2. Nourishing ingredients
While traditional adhesives mainly focus on providing a superior hold, glue balms contain more nourishing ingredients, which can help to strengthen and condition the lashes during the chemical processing while preventing dehydration. This is a particularly appealing feature for those who are looking for ways to improve the health and appearance of their client’s natural lashes.
3. Longer shelf life
Another great benefit of glue balm is that they have a longer shelf life than liquid adhesives when opened. Because they are a solid formula, there is no change in the consistency over time, meaning you can finally use all the lift glue before it goes bad. This can be especially beneficial if you don't do lash lifts on a regular basis, as you won't have to worry about your adhesive going bad before you have a chance to use it up.
4. More comfortable for clients
The no dry formula and conditioning ingredients, make the lash wrapping a breeze for both you and the client. During the wrapping there will be minimal feeling of pulling the lashes and once you are done, you don’t need to remove the excess glue or worry about leaving your client with a ‘sticky’ feeling in their eyes. The overall experience for clients comes more comfortable and makes them more likely to come back for repeat lash lifts in the future.
5. Improved safety
Finally, lash lift glue balms are generally considered to be safer than traditional liquid adhesives. This is because they are less likely to come into contact with the waterline or eyes during the application process. Due to the solid consistency there is no dripping, thus making it easier to control and apply precisely, which can help to reduce the risk of accidental contact with eyes for beginners.
Overall, there are many compelling reasons to consider making the switch to glue balms. With easier application, longer shelf life, nourishing ingredients, improved safety, and greater comfort for clients, they offer a range of benefits over traditional lash lift adhesives.
Lami Lashes vs. Eye Do Glue Balm
Glue balm by Lami Lashes was the world’s first balm style lift adhesive, that quickly took over the lift industry and became the go-to glue for lash masters around the world. No surprise there, considering there finally was a product that offered all the great benefits of a glue balm but most importantly a faster, easier and no-mess application for lash wrapping. The Lami Lashes Glue Balm has an innovative glue without glue formula that consists of three key oils, Argan, Jojoba, and Avocado, that provide the natural lashes with deep hydration. However, as the balm doesn’t consist of any glue, you might experience application difficulties with certain type of natural lashes that require a hold to keep them secured on the shields. In this case, you can use a small amount of regular lift glue to secure those stubborn lashes or go with an alternative glue balm such as the Eye Do.
Eye Do Glue Balm offers a slightly different balm experience, as it is formulated with some glue-like properties and provides a stronger hold. This will ensure that even short, stubborn and downwards growing lashes will hold their position, and you don’t need to worry about any lashes popping off the shields. The Eye Do Glue Balm’s main source of hydration comes from castor oil, which has been used for centuries to improve the health of natural lash and brow hair.
You really can’t go wrong with either glue balm option, Lami Lashes or Eye Do. Based on the feedback from our customers, most lash lift masters make sure to keep both options available at their station. What you do need to keep in mind with both options is that you MUST increase your solution processing time by 20%, this is not optional! Example, your normal processing time would be 10 minutes but as you are using a glue balm, your processing time will be 12 minutes. As we mentioned earlier, both Lami Lashes & Eye Do consists of oils, this also means that your lift solutions just simply will require little extra time to penetrate the protective layers of oils.
Now is your turn to level up your lash lift game and make the switch to a glue balm, you definitely won’t regret!