Lash primer is a tool that has become the subject of debate within the eyelash extension industry. Priming eyelashes seems like a task that seems a bit too extra. Even though you would prime your face before a makeup application or prime a wall before painting it, priming natural lashes is not something that every eyelash extension artist will take on.
Priming lashes can provide you with the best results and this pretreatment can improve retention significantly.
Eyelash Primer Explained
Lash primer is a pretreatment that coats the lashes and makes sure that they are at an optimal pH level to encourage the bond between the lash extension of natural lash. The primer opens up the cuticle layer and this makes the surface of the lash rougher to give more area to bond with the glue. The glue can adhere to the natural lash better and this results in better retention.
Using primer is best taken on when a person has oily lashes or oily skin. If you have a client that has ongoing retention issues, using a primer can make sure that the pH levels in oils on the cuticle layer of the eyelash will not be giving you problems through the process.
When you start to use eyelash primers on clients that have oily lashes it is likely that you can see an improvement in retention issues in a positive treatment in all future experiences. Using primer on lashes for clients that have difficulty can encourage a stronger adhesion and make sure that the lashes can be cleaned before the process of eyelash extensions. Balancing pH levels and oils can be much stronger and speed up client appointments. With approval to retention time and happier clients, your business can thrive.
Keep some of these top ideas in mind regarding lash primer and remember to use this tool as required!
This post was written by Natali Roshau. Natali has over 10 years of experience as a lash artist and is the owner of Lash Addict Studio. Lash Addict studio offers eyelash extensions in St Petersburg FL. In addition to being a lash artist, she also offers eyelash training certifying girls across the nation!