Using eyelash extensions and learning about the process of installing extensions means knowing more about the best materials available for lash artists. Eyelash extension artists can often be trained using primer or accelerator. Primers and accelerators can both be used to improve treatments but understanding how they work can often help you to determine the best product you should use.
Lash accelerators are designed to speed up the process of glue curing time. It uses chemistry called shock polymerization which ensures that a Lash treatment can be much faster. These accelerators are applied to the strip of artificial lashes and they work with the adhesive. Most Lash artists find themselves regularly applying accelerators to the lashes through treatment.
The largest advantage of using accelerator is that you can change the way your favorite adhesive is working. It can optimize the adhesive used for any humidity level as well as lower the amount of time that it takes for the glue to cure. You may find yourself speeding up eyelash appointment simply by using a Lash accelerator.
Last primers are applied to natural lashes before the application of a semi-permanent eyelash extension. These primers are designed to optimize the pH level on the eyelash and improve the bond between the natural lash and the eyelash extension. The primer changes the surface of the natural lash and makes a little rougher so that adhesive can bond to the lash easier.
Using an eyelash primer can be especially important when working with a client that has oily lashes or a problem with poor retention. Primer will balance out the oil levels and make sure that the cuticle is rough enough to bond with adhesive.
Understanding the difference between these two can also give you the best idea as to when it is a safe time to use either method with your eyelash extension processes.
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 extension in Tampa. In addition to be a lash artist, she also offers eyelash training certifying girls across the nation!