How much adhesive should you use for your volume fans?
It is important to create a bubble of adhesive so that you can access just the surface area.
How to create a bubble of adhesive:
- Layer two pieces of micropore tape
- Shake your adhesive for at least 30 seconds at beginning of each day and 10 seconds at re-bubble time. (Not shaking enough can result in altering the formulation of your adhesive, which can affect your retention!)
- Hover the bottle above the tape, barely touching a tiny squeeze of emergent adhesive down, allowing the adhesive to grab onto the tape.
- Pull adhesive bottle away to leave a “bubble” behind.
Now, take your prepared fan and just BARELY scrape the surface of the adhesive. Less is more!
Signs you may have too much adhesive on your fan:
- you see a bead
- you see shine
- your fan closes up
- your fan flops over
As time passes, the bubble will flatten out and “expire.” It is a great reminder to get a new bubble, as you always want a fresh adhesive in order for your volume to be GREAT. (This can take anywhere from 5-20 minutes, due to varying ambient humidity and bubble sizes.) Once your bubble is flat or if any “stringing” is present, your bubble needs a replacement!
Pro Tip: since you use more adhesive during volume appointments, make sure you are charging more for volume!