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#19 How to increase or decrease moisture level in your lashing room

Preparing for the Summer: Managing Humidity Levels in Your Lash Room

As the warmer months approach, it's important for lash technicians to consider humidity control in their workspaces. Proper humidity levels play a significant role in the performance and curing of lash glue. Finding the right balance is crucial, as both excessive moisture and insufficient humidity can impact glue effectiveness.

A digital hygrometer, a device designed to measure humidity, is an excellent tool to monitor your lash room's humidity levels. Depending on the glue brand you use, maintaining a humidity range of 45-65% in your lash room is generally optimal for glue performance.

To help you  lower humidity in your lash room, consider these affordable and effective methods. Keep in mind that while these techniques might not provide instant results, they can significantly impact humidity levels within 1-3 days:

1. Air Conditioning: Adjust your air conditioner to the 'dry' setting to reduce moisture content in the air.

2. Kitty Litter: Yes, you read that right! Placing an open box of silica-based kitty litter in your room, perhaps tucked away under furniture, can help absorb excess moisture.

3. Baking Soda: A natural odor and moisture absorber, baking soda can be placed on a dish or plate around your lash station or bed to help lower humidity.

4. Dehumidifier: Investing in a dehumidifier can effectively regulate humidity levels in your lash room. These devices are designed to remove excess moisture from the air.

If you find that the humidity is too low, here are some affordable and effective methods to INCREASE the moisture level in your space. 

1. Water Spray: Grab a spray bottle and mist some water around your room. This simple technique can help raise humidity levels gradually.

2. Plants: Adding indoor plants to your lash room not only adds a touch of greenery but also naturally increases moisture in the environment. Remember to keep your plants well-watered.

3. Fresh Flowers: Besides their visual appeal, fresh flowers can introduce a surprising amount of moisture into your lash room. They're both decorative and functional!

4. Fish Tank: Having a fish tank in your room is another excellent way to add moisture. The water in the tank naturally releases moisture into the air.

5. Boiling Water: Boiling water is a quick and immediate method to increase humidity. You can enhance the experience by adding a few drops of essential oils to the boiling water for a pleasant aroma.

6.*Diffuser (without oils): Running a diffuser with just water (no essential oils) can help increase humidity levels gradually and create a pleasant atmosphere.

By implementing these simple strategies, you can create a more comfortable and conducive environment for your lash extension work. Maintaining the ideal moisture balance ensures that your lash glue performs at its best, resulting in beautiful and long-lasting lash extensions.

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