If you’re a lash technician, you know the pains of getting eyelash extension glue on anything. It’s almost inevitable to get a little lash adhesive on your favourite pair of tweezers. In this article we’ll share with you how to remove lash glue from lash tweezers, and some tips to prevent it from happening as often.
Why you need to remove lash glue from lash tweezers?
Even a very small amount of lash glue on your tweezers can cramp your style when making volume fans or picking up classic lashes. We need the lash tweezers to close completely, and a little glue can get in the way of this. When tweezers aren’t fully closed, you can’t get a perfect grip on that fan which can lead to it falling apart, or even falling out of your tweezer all together. This can make lashing super difficult. I know all us lash techs want to make things as easy as possible.
Why does eyelash extension glue keep getting on my lash tweezers?
One of the most common ways lash glue gets on tweezers is by dipping the extension too far into the glue. Even if it looks like the tweezer isn’t touching the glue drop, the glue can still slide up the extension slightly and touch the tweezer. Once eyelash extension glue comes in contact with something, it’s STUCK haha!
Tip* Try holding the tweezer a little higher on your fan, or not dipping the extension so far into the glue. With lashing, the tiniest details can make all the difference. Make sure you are still dipping the extension 1.5-2mm into the glue drop.You need enough surface area to attach the extension to the natural lash.
You did everything right, and you still got lash glue on your favourite lash tweezers. Don’t worry, we got you! And it happens to the best of us 😉
How to remove lash glue from lash tweezers:
Get a small jar. (One with a lid if you want to reduce fume)
Soak a cotton pad with straight up 100% acetone. The same stuff you use to remove stubborn nail polish, or shellac nails.
Insert the tweezers into the jar. Make sure the area with the lash glue is fully covered with the acetone-soaked cotton pad.
Soak the tweezers for a few minutes, then wipe away the lash adhesive.
It is seriously like magic! I always have a big jar of acetone around to remove lash glue off various difference surfaces, like my jade stone, and it works like a charm. This method is so fast and easy, and it’s a lot more cost effective than using your professional lash extension removal cream.
The above method is the ONLY one I’ll use on my volume lash tweezers. But, if I get a little lash glue on my isolation tweezers here’s something I do in a pinch.
Use a nail file flat side down on the tweezer to gently buff the eyelash extension glue off.
Work in a downwards direction, be careful not to bend your lash tweezers.
If your skin is sensitive, wear gloves while completing this removal procedure. This doesn’t replace the sterilization process on your tools, this is just to remove lash glue.
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