How to Dip Lash Glue Properly

Dipping lash glue isn't just a step - it's a skill that separates good from seasoned lash artists. In this blog, we will uncover the secrets behind perfecting this technique. Discover how mastering the art of glue dipping can transform lash adhesion, reduce residue, and elevate client satisfaction. Are you ready to take your lash extensions to the next level? Let's dive in.

Why does glue dipping matter?

Dipping lashes in glue might seem like a simple task - you just dip and put them on natural lashes, right? However, this step is often more critical than it appears. Let's talk about why getting this right matters so much.

Think about it: if the glue doesn't adhere properly, your clients' lashes won't stay put, leading to frustration and disappointment. Too much glue can cause uncomfortable residue and make lashes look clumpy. And if the technique isn’t spot-on, it can shorten the life of the extensions and even risk damaging natural lashes.

By mastering the right dipping technique, you can avoid these issues. Proper technique ensures better adhesion, minimal residue, and longer-lasting extensions. This not only enhances the overall quality of your work but also boosts client satisfaction and trust in your skills.

So let’s dive into the details of the proper technique to help you achieve flawless results every time.

How to Properly Dip Lash Glue

1. Classic Lashes

Ideally, you should slowly dip at least 2mm of the lash into the glue. This method allows for the perfect amount of adhesive to coat the lash. And don't forget, pulling the lash out slowly helps keep excess glue to a minimum. This makes for a clean application that beautifully enhances the natural look of the lashes.

glue lash dip for classic eyelashes

Photo by Thousand Lashes

2. Volume Fans

For volume lash fans, the dipping process requires precision and finesse. Always approach the glue perpendicularly, vertically, maintaining a 90-degree angle to the adhesive surface. This angle ensures that each lash within the fan receives an even coating of glue, essential for securing the fan's shape and integrity during application.

glue lash dip for volume fan lashes

Photo by Thousand Lashes

It's essential to dip at the point just before the fan spreads out. This prevents the glue from covering the fanned-out portion of the lashes, which can cause the fans to close up and lose their intended volume effect. If you dip too deep, the fans may stick together, resulting in a less desirable appearance.

Our tip is to use a gentle spoon-like motion to dip the fan into the glue. This technique allows you to control the amount of adhesive applied, preventing premature closure of the fan and ensuring even glue across all lashes within the fan.

For a more visual demonstration, watch this video:

3. Speed Control

Whether applying classic lashes or volume fans, avoid dipping too quickly, as this can lead to picking up excessive glue, creating a glue bead at the base that potentially causes clumping and discomfort for the client. Conversely, dipping too slowly may result in inadequate adhesive coverage, compromising the extension's longevity. So practice your hands to find the optimal speed to take just the right amount of glue.

Expert tips for better lash dip

Tip 1: Dip lashes in the centre of glue droplet

Regardless of lash type, always dip into the center of the glue drop, not the edge.
The thinner the glue layer, the faster it dries, so the central part is always the freshest. When you dip the lash into this area, you ensure that the most effective glue is applied to the lash. This portion maintains the best consistency and viscosity throughout the application process, minimizing the risk of premature drying or thickening.

proper glue lash dip position

Tip 2: Change glue drop regularly

Additionally, remember that glue gradually dries when exposed to air and humidity. Replace your glue drop approximately every 15-20 minutes or when the consistency changes to ensure the glue remains fresh.

lash glue drop

Tip 3: Replace glue holder

If you're using a glue ring, never double-drop! Mixing older, tacky adhesive with fresh glue will make it stringy and affect retention. It's best to use a new ring each time!

And if you are using jade stone, consider using aluminum foil on it. This will help maintain the right temperature for your adhesive and keep your jade stone clean.

pouring lash glue into jade stone step-by-step

Tip 4: Pour glue properly

Before using the adhesive, shake the bottle thoroughly to mix it well for better performance. When pouring glue, make sure to pour it straight down to keep the nozzle clean and avoid air bubbles. After each use, place a pin to prevent it from clogging. This ensures a smooth and consistent flow of adhesive every time you use it.

Tip 5: Cautions for Special Lashes

When using special lashes like Easy Fan or glue-bonded premade lashes, remember to dip lightly. These lashes already have a layer of adhesive applied, so use just enough additional glue to avoid clumping and ensure a smooth application. Dip lightly at the base to apply a thin, even coat of fresh adhesive

Tip 6: Using Accelerator

Sometimes, even when you follow all the dipping guidelines, the fans may still close up. To prevent this, you can use an Accelerator before creating the fans.

Apply a small amount of Accelerator at the base of the eyelash extensions. This liquid helps maintain the openness of the fan when dipped into the glue. The Accelerator ensures that the adhesive doesn't cause the fans to close, allowing for a more voluminous and fluffy look that clients desire.

Common Issues and How to fix it

If you find yourself with excess glue on the lash, simply re-dip and carefully pull out to achieve the desired amount. This correction technique helps maintain precision and cleanliness in application.

In environments with high humidity or clients with oily skin, it's necessary that you take a little extra glue to compensate. A quicker withdrawal from the glue can provide an extra bead of adhesive, ensuring secure bonding and client satisfaction.


In mastering the art of dipping lash glue properly, attention to detail makes all the difference. By understanding the right techniques for classic and volume lashes, adjusting for special types like Easy Fan, and ensuring correct glue handling, you elevate the quality and longevity of your lash extensions. Remember, each step - from precise dipping to careful application - contributes to flawless results and client satisfaction. Keep refining your skills, and your clients will enjoy lashes that not only look stunning but also last beautifully!



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