If you're a lash artist or just someone who loves eyelash extensions, you've probably heard of the terms nano misting and Lash Bonders. These are two techniques used to seal and set eyelash extensions after application, but they work differently and have their own unique advantages and disadvantages. In this blog, we'll explore the difference between nano misting and using a bonder when sealing your eyelash extensions at the end of the service.
First, let's define what each of these techniques is.
Nano misting is the process of using a handheld device that sprays a fine mist of distilled water onto the lashes, creating a humid environment that helps to set the adhesive and promote better bonding. The mist particles are very small, measuring in the nanometer range, which is why this technique is called "nano" misting.
On the other hand, bonders are adhesive solutions that are specifically formulated to be used as a final step in the eyelash extension service. They are typically applied with a brush or applicator, and they work by creating a protective layer on the lashes that helps to prolong the life of the extensions and prevent them from falling off prematurely.
Now that we know what nano misting and bonders are, let's dive into the differences between these two techniques.
- Method of application Nano misting is a very quick and easy process that can be done in just a few seconds. All you need is a handheld nano mister, which can be purchased online or from a beauty supply store. You simply fill the mister with distilled water, hold it about 12 inches away from the client's face, and press the button to release the mist. The mist should be directed towards the lashes but not directly on them.
Bonders, on the other hand, require a little more time and effort to apply. You need to apply the bonder with a brush or applicator, making sure to coat each lash evenly. This process can take a few minutes, depending on the number of lashes the client has.
- Cost The cost of nano misting is relatively low. The handheld misters can be purchased for as little as $20, and distilled water is inexpensive and easy to find.
Bonders, on the other hand, can be more expensive. They typically cost between $15 and $40, depending on the brand and the size of the bottle. Additionally, some bonders require a separate applicator brush, which can add to the cost.
- Effectiveness Both nano misting and Lash Bonders are effective at sealing and setting eyelash extensions, but they work in different ways.
Nano misting helps to create a humid environment that promotes better bonding between the adhesive and the natural lashes. This can result in a stronger bond and better retention of the extensions.
Bonders, on the other hand, create a protective layer on the lashes that helps to prolong the life of the extensions and prevent them from falling off prematurely. This can help to keep the lashes looking fuller and more voluminous for a longer period of time.
- Safety When used properly, both nano misting and bonders are safe for use on eyelash extensions. However, it's important to be careful when applying any solution near the eyes.
Nano misting uses distilled water, which is safe for use around the eyes. However, it's important to make sure that the mist doesn't get directly into the eyes, as this can cause discomfort and irritation.
Bonders are also safe for use on eyelash extensions, but it's important to make sure that the solution doesn't come into contact with the client's eyes or skin.
In conclusion, both options get the job done. When deciding which one you as a lash artist prefer it comes down to preference and trial & error to find out which one you get the best results with. If you are wondering which is Kins favorite well she prefers Seal the Deal our Lash Bonder for perfect retention and results every time!