HYPOALLERGENIC EYELASH EXTENSIONS
Lashes have a magical way of opening up the eyes, adding a mesmerizing touch that enhances beauty. However, like many things in life, there's always a small risk involved, similar to birth control or cosmetic procedures. Trying or wearing lashes is a personal choice, but there's always the possibility of unexpected reactions. Some individuals may have an allergic reaction to the lash glue, leading to various unpleasant symptoms.
An allergy is the body's response to an apparent harmful "invader," such as pollen or peanuts, known as allergens. However, the reason why some individuals react to specific allergens is unknown. When the body responds to these allergens, it produces antibodies as defenders. With increased exposure to an allergen, the body intensifies its fight against it, leading to more severe allergic reactions. The connection between exposure and the severity of the reaction emphasizes the complex nature of allergic responses.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SENSITIVE CLIENT AND A CLIENT THAT IS ALLERGIC TO CYANOACRYLATE?
Before jumping into details, let's first explore the difference between a sensitive client and one allergic to cyanoacrylate (lash glue ingredient) because the symptoms may appear quite similar in both cases. Sensitive clients normally experience stimulation from cyanoacrylate, often leading to symptoms like congestion, tearing, or a runny nose.
But these symptoms usually fade away within 24 hours.
However, clients who are actually allergic to cyanoacrylate (an ingredient of glue) may face more severe reactions like swollen eyes, pain, and discomfort. But sometimes, even persons who are not allergic to lash glue might develop reactions if their immune system is compromised due to factors like fatigue or illness. In that case, it is highly recommended to remove the eyelashes and seek expert help.
WHAT CAUSES EYELASH EXTENSION GLUE ALLERGY?
There are many ingredients in lash adhesives that contribute to their adhesive properties. While generally safe for most individuals, some may develop allergic reactions to specific components. The first one is cyanoacrylate; this fast-acting adhesive is a staple in most eyelash extension glues. While it effectively creates a strong bond between natural lashes and extensions, some individuals may develop allergic reactions to cyanoacrylate. The second one is latex; although less common, some lash glues may contain latex. Latex allergies are relatively prevalent, and those allergic to them may experience adverse reactions when exposed to latex-containing lash glue.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF LASH EXTENSION GLUE ALLERGY?
Just like allergy from any other allergen, the symptoms of lash glue allergen can vary from person to person, but normally, you may experience irritation, redness in the eyeball or on the eyelid, itching around the eye, or swelling. In more severe cases, you might develop blisters or hives, and some people also report a burning sensation
Although very rare, the alarming situation may include difficulty breathing or swallowing; in this case, it is important to seek urgent medical attention, as this could indicate a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. For clients experiencing mild discomfort or reactions from lash glue, recommending a cold compress can help alleviate symptoms and reduce swelling.
HOW TO PREVENT EYELASH EXTENSION GLUE ALLERGY?
Taking proactive steps to prevent eyelash extension glue allergies can help ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience during your lash appointments. One effective method is to open an anti-allergy gel pot during your lash appointment. This product helps absorb the fumes the lash glue produces, reducing the risk of irritation and allergic reactions. If you or your clients are sensitive to black dye, consider using a lash glue without carbon black.
OUR SENSITIVE LASH EXTENSIONS GLUE
A sensitive lash extension glue contains significantly less cyanoacrylate than commonly used lash glue. Their downside is that they may not offer the fastest drying or longest retention, but the benefits are worth it as they are the best solution for clients with sensitive eyes or immune systems. These glues offer comfort and safety, providing a gentler option for those who may experience irritation or allergic reactions with standard adhesives.
ALWAYS CONSULT BEFORE THE APPOINTMENT
Many lash technicians often overlook a significant cause of glue allergies and the health condition of their clients. When a client's immune system is weakened, they are more susceptible to frequent and severe infections. Various factors can weaken the immune system, including illness, stress, alcohol consumption, smoking, or poor nutrition. Having a consultation before the first appointment is always the best approach as, in this way, the technician can understand the concerns or health condition of the client to avoid any hassle. This proactive approach also ensures the client's safety and well-being throughout the lash extension process.
Q: How do I know if I am allergic to eyelash extension glue?
A: Although it's pretty rare, generally, it has been seen about 1 in 1,000 clients develop some kind of reaction. Generally speaking, if you are sensitive to any ingredient of glue, you will notice swollen, itchy eyelids within 6-24 hours after the treatment.
Q: What is the best glue for lash extension allergy?
A: We recommend hypoallergenic lash glues for clients with sensitive eyes. This lash adhesive provides a safe option for those who may have had issues with other glues in the past. It's specially designed to minimize irritation and discomfort, allowing you to enjoy beautiful lash extensions without worrying about allergic reactions.
Q: Does a lash glue allergy go away?
A: Yes, a lash glue allergy can go away. The duration depends on the severity of the reaction and individual factors. Mild reactions may resolve within a few hours to days, especially with proper treatment. However, it's essential to seek medical advice if the symptoms persist or worsen.