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How Winter Weather Can Impact Lash Retention

It’s the middle of winter and we’re ready for spring to be here! We don’t know about you, but in Utah this year our mountains have had record breaking snowfall! Being a lash technician and handling different weather elements during the winter can be very challenging. Which is why in this blog post we are going to take a look at the different ways winter conditions can impact your client’s lash retention, and then we’ll provide some tips on how best to handle each one.

Temperature Changes

Most years it feels like the winter cold sweeps in overnight. When temperatures drop, low temperatures outside can actually result in the lash glue drying more slowly. If you do not set the recommended humidity and temperature levels in your lash room your adhesive can become more gooey and thicker than usual from colder temperatures. This change in inconsistency can affect both the pace of your work and lash retention. 

Tip: To avoid the inconsistency, we recommend having your glue in the recommended room temperature for the adhesive at least one hour prior to the appointment 

Low Humidity

Utah primarily has a dry, semi-arid and desert climate. In the summer we have what is known as a “dry heat” and in the winter it is called a “dry cold”. There is not a lot of moisture in the atmosphere. As professional lash technicians, we all know humidity plays a huge role in the eyelash extension process. Low moisture makes glue particles hardening and drying way slower than intended, making lash appointments longer, causing clients to become impatient. 

Tip: If you live in a low humidity climate, we recommend purchasing a low humidity adhesive of 30% humidity or less. We also recommend purchasing a humidifier to bring more moisture in your work environment. 

High Humidity

If you live in an area that has a lot of rain and humidity in the air during the winter , these hyper-humid environments can lead to a process called shock polymerization, which is simply known as “blooming”. When blooming happens, it can cause eyelashes to turn white.  As we know, cyanoacrylate needs moisture from the air to be properly cured, but when lash adhesive dries too quickly, it makes the bond too stiff and fragile. Thus leading to premature shedding. 

Tip: To avoid “blooming” we recommend having a dehumidifier in your application room.

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Do you have any tricks that work for you when it comes to working in different weather elements? Share them with us on our social media pages.

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