What is the solution?
First of all, a lash stylist should minimize contact with adhesive’s fumes. I therefore kindly ask you not to use special glue rings as they provoke constant interaction with harmful fumes.
Next advice – using humidifiers and bactericidal lamps that protect personnel from potentially harmful airborne contaminants by effectively destroying airborne microbes.
The most effective (and the most expensive) way to protect a lash stylist from cyanoacrylate fumes is setting portable extractor hoods right above the workplace. The list price for these hoods begins at $200. But for this money, you’ll get nearly 100% guarantee of using lash adhesive without any bad consequences for your health.
However, if you are not financially prepared for buying an extractor hood, there is a cheap solution – a wet face mask. The cyanoacrylate group rapidly polymerize in the presence of water, so harmful fumes won’t be able to reach your respiratory system. Cheap and cheerful!
I hope that this article proved to be useful for you and I managed to open your eyes to many significant aspects of working with lash glue! Read more about the causes of allergy and the ways to prevent it here.