Are you using hair bonding glue instead of an eyelash adhesive to apply your lashes?



Earlier this week I followed a Twitter conversation between celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine and a few of his followers who swore by using hair bonding glue (yes, I'm talking about hair weaving glue!) over eyelash adhesive to apply lashes. And honestly, it wasn't the first I'd heard of this. I took a makeup class last summer and a few students also swore by hair bonding glue. Now, since when was hair bonding glue approved to use on the eyes??? Oh, and just in care you're wondering, Sam did stand firm on using a proper eyelash adhesive - his favorite being DUO.

So my question for you today is: Are you using hair bonding glue instead of an eyelash adhesive to apply your lashes?

 

56 comments:

Kim {The Stylish Life} said...

I see that a lot here. There's a cashier at my local CVS who has this dull gray, slightly crusty lash line. I didn't know what it was until my friend told me she probably used weave bonding glue for her lashes. I could not even understand that. My eyes are very sensitive and I'm not about to blind myself of lose ALL my eyelashes in the name of looking cute.

February 11, 2011 at 1:20 PM
Chanel said...

I wouldn't even think of using hair bonding glue on my eyes. That doesn't seem very safe. Wouldn't you end up pulling out your eyelashes. I will stick to my duo clear. It works great for me.

February 11, 2011 at 4:42 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To Kim {The Stylish Life}: LMAO! #icant

March 9, 2011 at 6:03 PM
mia said...

I recently had my eyelashes done at nail salon and I have reason to believe that they used hair bonding glue =( when I was ready to remove my eyelashes nothing worked. I called the nail salon and they advised me to go in and have them removed. When the lady removed my lashes it was extreamly painful and it burned my eyes soo bad I was crying. My sister was here visiting from out of town and decided to get hers done and now she's bak in arizona and can't seem to remove this glue =/ we don't know how she's going to remove them.

April 4, 2011 at 6:48 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To Mia: UGH! I hate to hear that happened to you. But now that you know, no worries! As for your sister, maybe an oil such as jojoba may loosen the glue for her. Just tell her to be patient and not to rip them out!

April 6, 2011 at 10:30 AM
Nini Abreu said...

I don't advice anyone to use hair bonding glue. I am a major fan of Kim Kardashian's make up. I love how she looks with her flase eyelashes so it inspired me to put some false eyelashes on. I am extremely disappointed and literally going out of my mind. I went to this asian salon so they could apply the eye lashes for me. Mind you this is my first time ever wearing false eye lashes. She finishes applying the lashes to my eyes and I was instantly drawn and fell in love with how they looked on me. Later that night my eyes were burning. I couldn't even sleep. My eyes have been literally irritating since then. I am so angry right now because I just found out I had hair bonding glue in my eye lash. I would've never allowed her to put that in my eyes if I would've know from the beginning. The nail salon stylist did not tell me that she used hair bonding glue for my false eyelashes which frankly I believe is quit deceiving. I'm freaking out now because I don't want to rip off the lashes because I don't want to rip of my real lashes because they are all blended and I can't tell strand of hair is which. I am suffering and dying to take these single lashes off. I think that hair bonding glue is easier and would probably last longer. but definitely can make you lose your real lashes and it's not worth losing your real eye lashes over some fake eye lashes. UGH I'm soooo mad

September 2, 2011 at 1:23 AM
Maileen Velazquez said...

I don't see why everyone is freaking out. I understand that people get upset when products are being used on them without their knowledge at salons but as a paying costumer you should be paying close attention to what is being done to you. Hair bonding glue is not necessarily bad, its specially formulated to glue hair to hair. Look on the packing for lash glue it'll say avoid getting this product in your eyes...so no matter what glue it is you should always avoid getting it in your eye. As for taking it off, q-tips, baby oil, and a lot or patience is all that's needed

September 7, 2011 at 7:15 PM
Anonymous said...

I have been using Proclaim black hair glue as my eyelash glue for the last two years. I have never had irritated eyes, never had to rip them off, no dry skin, I still have perfect eyelashes and it hasn't made my skin any more sensitive than it ever has been. I wear false eyelashes everyday because my real eyelashes are short, but full, so I just wear thinner looking, but long lashes. I don't see why people make a big deal about it.

October 29, 2011 at 2:55 AM
Star Designer said...

I see a couple of people posting its not a big deal.. its a big deal.. hair glue isnt as flexable as eyelash glue.. not everyones skin is the same.. as for the person saying "but as a paying costumer you should be paying close attention to what is being done to you." NO! the Stylist is to be explaining step by step what they use on you.. as a matter of fact its malpractice and can damage the salon that is why you are told to inform the client. I see why girls want to use bonding glue.. it lasts longer than a day.. however look how bad it is for your eye.. the skin, lashes and the actual eye ball.. fumes can also cause blindness.. when you rub your eyes if you are a eye rubber the glue isnt flexable and will rip the eyelashes out.. also if you cant remove them at home when you need too, ie. the lash is loose and falls into eye causing damage to the cornea. its not good.. im a cosmotologist in training i just seen girls yesterday applying them to girls, no doubt they looked cute.. but one girls eyes were burning in 4 hours of application.. and yes the lash glue didnt last as long.. but better safe than sorry.. much rather use a strip and reapply daily than to deal with the side effects.. also, i paid to have fake lashes put on they lasted 2 weeks until they started to bend and fall into my eye causing pain.. i believe lash glue was involved warm water almost worked but even with that half my lashes were removed from the glue, not from ripping them out i was being paitient but from me rubbing my eyes over the 2 week period or sleeping. Just putting that out there.. also, nothing is more nasty than seeing eyeshadow and crusties on someones lashe.. ekk!

November 27, 2011 at 4:58 PM
Anonymous said...

I had the pleasure of using eye lash adhesive glue and hair bonding glue..adhesive glue does not last as long as hair bonding glue..if I use adhesive glue it only last 1 wk and hair bonding glue can last up to 3 wks..ppl told me not to use hair bonding glue but when I read the ingredients for both glues they have the same ingredients..both packages also indicate keep away from your eyes, which is confusing, because it's eyelash adhesive glue.. and besides your scalp is very close to the eyes..so depending on the person they would decide to use one over the other..personally I love using hair bonding glue over the eyelash adhesive because when I use the adhesive glue I am replacing a single lash everyday..when I apply my single lashes (one by one) with hair bonding glue it dries faster, stays in place, and last longer.. taking them off (using either glue) just use a q-tip and baby oil..they will come right off..in this case there is no right or wrong answer to applying your lashes...

December 6, 2011 at 5:45 PM
Jay said...

I'm a model and I wear false eyelashes every single day, and I use extension glue. No it is not a big deal, no it doesn't rip your skin. The keyword is RUBBER and you glue them to your actual eyelashes, not your skin. So there should be no irritation there. The irritation you may be experiencing is when clumping mascara on. It's a weight factor, it doesn't take much common sense to gather that if something is weighing down your eyelashes you will experience some abnormalities (irritation) in a lighter sense. Liquid eyeliner also causes irritation and burning.

January 26, 2012 at 1:15 AM
Anonymous said...

So JAy how do get them off wit the hair glue, because I have hair glue stuck in my lashes right now and I really want them off!

February 1, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Cindy The DIYer said...

I use bonding glue....like it says above NO GLUE is meant to go in your eye so lord help those that think DUO is any safer smh. To avoid getting any glue in your eyes you use a thin line, let it get tacky then apply the lash. If you dont know what youre doing, have someone else apply it that does.

As for the person that had them done at a salon and they were hard to get off and the remover burned, it was probably the clear liquid adhesive. I had individuals put on and had the same thing happen. With both Duo and bonding glue I can normally pull them right off (way easier with Duo, it barely has hold) but whatever crap they used was a level lower than super glue.

As for a stylist telling you step by step everything they are doing....thats nice in theory but usually they assume you did some sort of research before choosing to have something done (most people so this I hope) and if you had questions you would ask.....not just have them assume you know nothing and walk you through it step by step. Plus if you expect them to explain and they dont, wouldnt you think its a good idea to start asking questions if you didnt research and dont know?

April 11, 2013 at 3:25 AM
Anonymous said...

hair bonding glue over that adhesive crap any day!!! both have the same ingredients..hair bonding glue works wayyyy better!!! so if your that afraid just dont wear them at all.

May 16, 2013 at 10:55 AM
LiaX2M said...

Agree! I use hair bonding glue and the clear glue that comes with the packets of individual lashes (Ardell) is 10x more harsh than Proclaim hair bond glue. Believe it or not people hair bond glue is easier to remove than the eyelash (permanent ) that comes with the lashes! My fiancé gave me a kiss 20 mins after putting them on one night and he said," what smells like fingernail polish?"..... And it was the glue that came with my eyelashes! It's extremely harsh. I've been using hair bond glue and they come off much easier and the smell and fumes aren't near as bad either!!

October 18, 2013 at 5:25 PM
LiaX2M said...

Same here! Agreed!

October 18, 2013 at 5:26 PM
Anonymous said...

Using hair bonding glue is GHETTO and the final lash application is stiff and unflattering.

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December 26, 2013 at 7:05 AM
Anonymous said...

They use a special cement glue at nail salons not hair bonding glue..... Those also aren't properly eyelash extensions. If you go to a certified esthetician whos properly trained you shouldn't have those issues. I use hair bonding glue for my eye lashes at home and it works a billion times better for me then duo

March 9, 2014 at 2:17 AM
Anonymous said...

Use baby oil next time it will loosen up with no problem and no pain

March 19, 2014 at 3:40 PM
noella fe said...

Tht was not hair glue it was the "eyelash"adhesive. .there is a black adhesive its very strong.. IT IS NOT HAIR GLUE ASIANS DO NOT USE HAIR GLUE!!! Its crazy until state board of cosmetics or fda untill cnn reports it i will allow my clients to choose of course with a signature for both. .

June 10, 2014 at 2:46 AM
noella fe said...

Thank you!!!! Ppl arent thinking why wouldn't hair glue b for hair..if state board or cnn or bronners brothers or FDAaint put it out im using it. Ppl kill now professionals are confusing clients about the black glue..there is an black adhesive which is horrible. .hg is easy to remove without oil i never get a build up using hg. Vs the adhesive sleep stays on the lashes looking nasty ppl crazy

June 10, 2014 at 2:50 AM
noella fe said...

Tht was not hair glue it was the "eyelash"adhesive. .there is a black adhesive its very strong.. IT IS NOT HAIR GLUE ASIANS DO NOT USE HAIR GLUE!!! Its crazy until state board of cosmetics or fda untill cnn reports it i will allow my clients to choose of course with a signature for both. .

June 10, 2014 at 2:54 AM
leelee said...

I went to ASIANS and they used HAIR GLUE!! Saw the bottle myself..

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October 13, 2014 at 1:59 AM
alicia washington said...

i use hair bonding glue as well. According to the comment above i must be GHETTO! LOL anyway to me it is much easier to remove hair bonding glue(baby oil gel apply rub back and forth three times and wahlahhhh comes right off) then adhesive. You will use more adhesive than hair bonding glue if and only if you know what you are doing. I started doing my own lashes this year and i will never pay no one to do them again!!! Booyahhh lol s/n i have all my own lashes btw

April 9, 2015 at 8:05 AM
Anonymous said...

I do this all the time worm damp rag on your eyes for 10 mins and they will fall off every time

April 14, 2015 at 11:58 AM
Anonymous said...

Well said the comment ghetto was stupid.

July 26, 2015 at 12:42 PM
Anonymous said...

Put a warm damp wash cloth on eyes for about 5 minutes, then use Baby Oil with Q-tips. Let Baby Oil sit on lashes until they 'slide' off with a gentle swipe of the clean warm damp cloth. NeVeR pull, tug or use hard motions with your lashes or around your eyes, that is one of the most sensitive areas on your face.

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December 8, 2015 at 3:23 AM
Erica Castaneda said...

I have tried different oils, steaming my face and makeup remover to try to remove my lash extensions and I still can't get them off! I used DUO

February 21, 2016 at 11:36 PM
the best eyelash glue said...

I had the particular pleasure connected with using eyesight lash adhesive glue in addition to locks binding glue.. adhesive glue does not last given that locks binding glue.

February 23, 2016 at 2:29 AM
Anonymous said...

I use hair bonding glue on my lashes, they do not have any adverse effects. In my opinion, ardell glue is much harsher on the eyes and is not easily removed. Hair bonding glue does not hurt your lashes or eyes (it's on your eyelids not in your eye), it stays on longer than DUO (through physical activity/sweat), but does take a lot of practice to do correctly. I only use hair bonding glue now. If you're concerned, don't do it, but I will continue using hair bonding glue.

March 17, 2016 at 10:22 PM
BuyBack Eddy said...

My daughter bought ardell individual eyelash kit. Next day the Remover did not work. None of the stores they list even carry the remover: ulta, target, Walgreens, wallmart, kmart. Day 2, we tried everything, no progress, ended up trimming the fakes. How do these people sleep at night? Upside down? We're making sure everyone we know is made aware of this. Pieces of ¥@#&*

April 18, 2016 at 11:39 PM
Stormi Maya said...

I have been using hair glue it's perfect. .. it's easy to remove .. warm cloth for 1 min and pull off...and or oil.. plus it doesn't burn.someone said fumes can blind u ...WHAT FUMES. NAME ONE PERSON BLIND FROM HAIR GLUE ...NEVER SEEN IT

May 12, 2016 at 9:05 PM
Stormi Maya said...

I have been using hair glue it's perfect. .. it's easy to remove .. warm cloth for 1 min and pull off...and or oil.. plus it doesn't burn.someone said fumes can blind u ...WHAT FUMES. NAME ONE PERSON BLIND FROM HAIR GLUE ...NEVER SEEN IT

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October 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM
Anonymous said...

I don't think everyone on here is talking about the same type of hair glue. I use hair glue all the time, its been 3 years now and nothing weird has happened... until I used DUO lash glue. That's when I experienced dry skin that almost lead to a rash. Hair glue used by African Americans is quite sensitive and flexible. Comes off way easier than eyelash glue as well! Somewhat reminds me of a soft rubbery bond. Everyone is different and glue is glue! Just don't literally apply to your eyeballs and you should be okay :)

October 25, 2016 at 2:54 PM
Unknown said...

Asian use hair glue

November 15, 2016 at 2:20 PM
Unknown said...

Yeah I went to a few local salons and the ladies there have used hair glue. The say it stays on longer that regular glue. You just need to ask next time you go for eyelash glue instead of hair glue.

November 22, 2016 at 2:13 PM
Anonymous said...

I think before I started using "eyelash" glue, I used I think it was Salonga Pro black glue. I NEVER had problems. I also bought the same brand remover at the same time. Guess what I use to remove the lashes...yep, you guessed it...the hair bond remover...a small amount either on the tip of my finger or on a cotton swap...careful not to get in my eyes & they come off beautifully & easily.
I still use the remover with the star glue I have been using...my eyes have started twitching something awful. The remover doesn't work as well. :(

I only stopped using the hair glue bc my hair glue had completely hardened & the place I bought it from doesn't sell any hair glue now. It hardened bc of leaving it open & not wearing lash strips that often. Now I wear them daily. But my eyelids are seriously twitching & I wanna go back to hair glue & found this thread by accident.

So...hey dummy's use hair glue remover to remove hair glue. Directions on everything, including eyelash adhesive, says don't get it in your eyes. For the record, I have accidentally gotten both eyelash adhesive & hair bond in my eye...I quickly got it out & no problems...it being black helps to see to get it all out, maybe the latex helps. For the record, I am white & the black glue helps make it look like eyeliner. Also the latex makes it flexible & feels lightweight.
Also my newest FAVE lashes are by KISSES the blooming line in Peony. I get told my lashes are on point by all the young strangers I come across & my friends that pay 100's of dollars to get eyelash extensions but can't manage to put in lash strips.

Since I started wearing my eyelash strips daily (around the clock for days at a time, if they still look good). Now...I don't need to wear makeup anymore, just a little baby powder to tame the oily. Oh & I'm 37...I look younger now wearing just the lash strips & baby powder then I did in my 20's with actual makeup. ;)

So it's all about being CAREFUL & not doing anything stupid. So if you can't be careful you shouldn't be wearing false lashes at all!

December 1, 2016 at 7:58 AM
Anonymous said...

Salon Pro not solonga

December 1, 2016 at 8:00 AM
Anonymous said...

Obviously at your school spelling isn't a prerequisite...the word is Cosmetologist.

Obviously if you have skin sensitivities you should only go to licensed places if you're getting eyelash EXTENSIONS.

Hair glue with latex is flexible & has day-time to adjust or start over. Also don't glue your false lashes to your real eyelashes directly as it will give you a gummy fake look. Just apply it to your lash strip and apply to your eyelid as close to your eyelashes as possible.

I personally do this after I curl & apply mascara to my natural lashes to keep the natural lash color & false lashes color the same.

I am a licensed Cosmetologist. I am not a lash artist. I have gotten lash extensions for my wedding. But I am too cheap to drop $80-$100+ a month to keep up with the look of sexy long lashes that I can apply myself for pennies or less a day using a good quality lash strip.

Also...YES...use the hair bond remover that is made for the hair glue...they are made by the same company for a reason.

December 1, 2016 at 8:17 AM
Anonymous said...

Use the hair bond remover (looks like lotion) that is made by the same company...if it doesn't come with a remover use another product.

December 1, 2016 at 8:21 AM
Anonymous said...

Agreed!

December 1, 2016 at 8:24 AM
Anonymous said...

You can go to a licensed esthetician to have them removed. Or try a hair bond remover.

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March 7, 2017 at 2:04 PM
Victoria Quinn said...

I'll start by saying everybody is different and everybody reacts differently to different products.

That being said, I do use hair glue as eyelash adhesive. I used to use regular eyelash glue but hated the way it looked when it dried. I have a friend who used hair glue and swore by it so I decided to try it and have been using it for years. I have never had any kind of issue with it. I only use a tiny bit, with or without eyeliner, and I constantly get compliments about my eyelashes. Most people assume their real or just eyelash extensions. Maybe I don't use strong glue but I never need anything to remove the lashes, I just peel them off. They never harm my real lashes either, they are still just as full. Not to mention, your lashes do renew themselves. Honestly the hair glue, to me, feels pretty much the same as eyelash glue. Like I said, everybody reacts differently but I've been using it for like five years and have never had an issue.

March 12, 2017 at 7:50 AM
Anonymous said...

Hair Glue is for hair. Just as with anything there is no problem til there is a problem. Hair glue smells like cat piss why would you want that on your eyes anyway. As a professional in the business for over 20 years and an instructor I can assure you it is not good for your eyes. Kitchentitchens were doing relaxers and permanent hair color and some people didn't loose their hair at first so they thought that was right because not always does it immediately hurt anything. Who ever the unknown person who says they have the same ingredients let me assure again they DO NOT!!! One different ingredient makes it not the same. Please consult professionals because saving a couple dollars isn't worth the future problems. Cosmetologists don't go to school for 2 years to have less knowledge than someone who figures it out at home. You would give yourself a surgery at home because you watch someone on Greys anatomy do it would you? Everyone thinks they are experts and never consider the more serious things that can occur because it looks right or looks good or doesn't cause them immediate problems. It can be a big deal again a problem isn't a problem til it's a problem. Stop listening to people who don't know better!!! There are many who have been blinded, damaged their eyes because of fumes (not dropped i the eye) google it.

March 18, 2017 at 10:26 PM
Anonymous said...

I have used both glues and I like the bonding glue best.
It is not hard to take off, last longer, doesn't burn and still looks good. The thing I do like about the adhesive glue over the bonding glue is, after a week of having the lashes on( which the adhesive glue don't really last that long anyway) it don't get sticky due to your eye getting watery. Other than that, I always get compliments on my lashes looking so natural using bonding glue. But I do individuals over strips anyway. Strips alone are heavy to me.
Oh and the time spent using the adhesive, I do not have the time for.
I am a single mother of 4 and with all I have to do with my girls, work and grand baby 5 to 10 minutes works best for me and my bonding glue gives me that saved time I need.
Everybody is different
Use what is best for you.

April 8, 2017 at 4:40 PM
Anonymous said...

I answer the question first and for most, I am team Bonding Glue.
My opinion, to each it's own

But to say Cosmetologists don't go to school for 2 years to have less knowledge than someone who figures it out at home.
SHUT UP...LOL...
I applaud you getting a degree in what you like but that does not mean you are better at making choices in what to use or what not to use.
There are Cosmetologist out there who does hair and lashes way better than one in a shop any day hands down.
Trust that one.
And without a license and prices are more affordable as well.
I don't have a license and do hair, lashes, makeup and more. Learned them from YouTube for the sake of saving money for other things than hair or nail school.
It is awesome that you have a degree.
Standing ovation to you
But don't try to belittle others opinions because of that degree.
Their experience and thoughts are just as important as yours degree or not.
That's like a counselor trying to tell someone how to raise a child because of a degree but don't have kids.
Stop....

April 8, 2017 at 5:01 PM
Tired of waiting said...

Hair glue may work for most people, however some people like myself are allergic to hair glue. I don't get my lashes done frequently but had a special occasion to attend. Thinking they were professionals I used their services thinking they would use eyelash glue. But they didn't and I had an allergic reaction and my real eyelashes came off and will never grow back among other things. It's not worth the risk is all I can say.

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