You want your clients lashes to stay on as long as possible right?
Well, there’s a heap of products that can help you… which is great. But… the abundance of products… cleansers, primers, bonders, PH balancers, accelerators and sealants can be overwhelming
…which isn’t so great.
WHAT DO THEY ALL DO?
WHICH ONES ACTUALLY WORK?
WHICH ONES ARE JUST MARKETING HYPE?
WHICH ONES WORK TOGETHER?
Today we’re going to cover Bonders and Sealants. We’ll explain the differences, break down the pro’s and con’s AND... We'll even show you how one of them can provide you with extra, recurring income every month with little to no effort.
Lash bonders, (also known as super bonders)strengthen the adhesive bondby shock curing thecyanoacrylate (the active ingredient in lash adhesive). This curing process forces the moisture out of the adhesive, which shrinks it and helps it mold to the extension and natural lash.
The elimination of moisture from the adhesive also means that harmful fumes are quickly expelled, reducing your client’s chance of irritation and discomfort after their appointment.
This is exactly the same process that’s activated when a nano mister or nebulizer is used. Which begs the question...
DO I STILL NEED A NANO MISTER?
You don’t. A super bonder will do the same job, but more effectively.
But… you might find some clients love the soothing effect a nano mister has on their eyes at the end of the appointment so go ahead and use both if you want!Just wait a couple of minutes after the super bonder is applied before using the nano mister.
IS A LASH BONDER REALLY NECESSARY?
Using a lash bonder is completely optional, however it will improve retention with only a minimal amount of time, cost and effort.
WHEN TO APPLY LASH BONDER?
Lash Bonder should be used immediately following lash extension application. If you’re using any other products at the end of the appointment allow a couple of minutes for the bonder to finish working first.
A lash sealant is applied to the lashes at the end of the application by applying it to the lashes the same way you would apply mascara.
It provides a layer on the outside of the lash, extension and adhesive that will protect the adhesive from dirt, debris and oil which can break down the adhesive bond over time.
WHEN TO APPLY A LASH SEALANT?
It should be applied as the very last step of the appointment and can also be used at home every 2-3 days in order to improve retention.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CLEAR LASH SEALANT AND A BLACK LASH SEALANT?
They both work exactly the same way however a black sealant will provide a mascara effect while a clear sealant will provide a slight sheen to the lashes.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LASH BONDER AND LASH SEALANT?
While they both work to improve lash retention they do so in different ways… The lash bonder strengthens the bond between the lash and the extension which is great and all… however, the adhesive is still vulnerable to external forces like dust, dirt, debris and oils that will break it down over time.
A sealant provides a protective barrier on the outside to stop those nasties getting in and ruining the adhesive.
CAN I USE THEM BOTH TOGETHER?
Definitely! They both work together to increase retention but do so in different ways which means that using both of them together will be effective. If you’re using both together just remember to allow a few minutes for the bonder to work before applying the sealant.
WHICH ONE IS BETTER?
If you had to choose between the 2the super bonder is the one that will provide the best bang for your buck. It’s great for retention and also has the added benefit of reducing fumes and allowing your clients to get their lashes wet immediately.
However, a sealant can also be used at home to keep your clients' lashes shiny and new. This makes it a great retail product to stock in your salon. It’s relatively inexpensive, encourages good aftercare habits AND can bring in extra, recurring revenue for your business every month.
Hopefully, this clears up any confusion about these two lash products. And if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer support team – they’re always happy to help a lash boss out.