Lash Extension Allergies

Some people worry about not having a good eyelash extensions experience. One of the common worries people have is that they will be allergic to the lashes or the glue. Sometimes in the spring or fall people will report back to their lash artist and find they are allergic to the lashes or glue – they are experiencing tenderness, irritation and/or swelling. This can even happen to people who have eyelash extensions and have never had an allergic reaction.

Lash Extensions Patch Test

If you feel that you have an allergy to adhesives or cyanoarylate adhesives we highly recommend a patch test 48 hours before your lash session. Even if you had lashes before, but not a Nailz, we still recommend a patch test because you may have developed an allergy since your last lash session.

There are two methods of doing patch test for eyelash extension, first one is applying a small amount of glue to the last 3 lashes of your eye on the outer corner and second one is drop of glue on skin behind the ear.  We recommend you do both.

Method one: Applying the lashes on outer corners:

Apply a small amount of glue to just three eyelashes at the outer corners of each eye and allow 24 hours to see if any reaction was caused. If nothing adverse occurs, you are ready for your lash session.

Method Two: Dropping glue on skin behind the ear:

This second method is easier and quicker, we drop a small amount (drop) of each adhesive right behind your ear, and allow 24 hours to see if any reaction was caused. If nothing adverse occurs, you are ready for your lash session.

We advise to do both methods of the patch test, prior to your lash session. If any irritation presents rinse the area thoroughly with cold water for several minutes to remove the product completely. If irritation persists please seek medical attention.

Please remember adhesives never come in contact with a client’s skin.