One of the first and most important things you should have to monitor the temperature and humidity within your lash space is a digital hygrometer. These are cheap to purchase and necessary for your lash room to keep track of how the moisture levels are before your clients arrive.
Different lash adhesives cure within different humidity ranges. The average curing range is between 40-60% humidity levels. Your adhesive supplier should have these ranges on display before you purchase the adhesive.
Note: If you live in a generally more humid location, such as a tropical state or city, besides relying on air-conditioning, the moisture levels in the air will be naturally higher so find an adhesive to accommodate this if you do not want to solely rely on room temperature control using air con, or purchasing a humidifier. In the instance of living in a humid location, you may even need a de humidify or to set your air con system on dry setting.
Alternative methods of lowering humidity include:
- placing baking soda on a plate or dish in the room as it absorbs moisture
- Kitty Litter, hide under the lash bed but this will also absorb humidity.
It is important that your humidity levels are not too high as this will cause shock curing ( those white dots on the lash line after your adhesive sets). Shock Curing can even snap natural lashes off so please be careful.
On the other hand, to increase humidity, meaning to add moisture you can do the following;
- Add vases with flowers in your lash space
- Spray water ( use a generic spray bottle )
- Fish Tank
- Using a diffuser
- Use an eye dropper to add a few drops of water to client's eye pads for immediate moisture if you are really struggling.
If you need to alter the humidity and temperature levels within your lash space, you will need to do this in the days leading up to your lash appointments as it will take some time to adjust.