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How to properly clean your eyelash extensions

How to Clean Your Lash Extensions

Do you love your lash extensions? If so, then you know the convenience and simplicity they offer in achieving glamorous looks. But what about keeping them clean?  Just like your hair, your lashes need some tender love and care to look their best.

Each day, particulate matter and oil from the environment can accumulate on your lashes. This can cause them to become heavy and droopy over time. Not to mention, it can also lead to unwanted bacteria growth. So if you want to ensure your lash extensions look great and last as long as possible, it’s important to clean them regularly.

How often you need to clean your lashes depends on a few factors: how often you wear them, the type of adhesive used, and your environment. But a good rule of thumb is to clean them at least once a week.

Here are a few tips on how to clean your lashes:

– Use a lash cleanser. Everyday face cleansers can be too harsh for the lash extensions.

– Gently massage the cleanser into the lashes with a clean wet fluffy brush similar to an eyeshadow blending brush.

– Rinse thoroughly with room temperature water and pat dry. A handheld mini fan or a blow dryer on the COOL setting can speed up the drying process.

– Use a lash brush to comb out any remaining debris.

Following these simple tips will help you keep your lashes clean and looking their best. So go ahead and enjoy all the benefits of lash extensions without worry!

When Should You Clean Lash Extensions?

A question we get from time to time is “When should I wash my lash extensions?”  Well, it depends on whether or not you have oily eyelids and  wear eye makeup.  Daily cleaning is recommended for those that do. For those who don’t wear eye makeup every 2-3 days  is sufficient.  

Cleaning your lash extensions is an important part of keeping them looking and feeling their best.  Not only does it help remove oils and debris that can accumulate on the lashes, but it also helps to extend the life of your lash extensions.

If you have any questions about cleaning your lash extensions, or if you need help determining how often you should be cleaning them, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re always happy to help!

Things to Avoid

One of the worst things you can do to your lashes is to use a product that contains glycerin or oil. These products can slowly break down the lash glue and cause the extensions to detach. If you’re looking for ways to clean your lashes without damaging them, we recommend using a water-based cleanser or makeup remover. A lash shampoo can also serve as a makeup remover.

Oil-based vs Water-based make-up removers

First and foremost, it’s important to know that if you’re using an oil-based product to clean your face, you should avoid getting the product anywhere near your extensions.

Oil can loosen the adhesive that holds your extensions in place, so it’s best to stick to water based products.

In general, it’s best to avoid using any sort of harsh cleanser on your lashes- this includes makeup removers that contain alcohol.

While you might be tempted to use these products to get rid of stubborn makeup, they can actually do more harm than good.

Why You Need to Clean Your Lash Extensions

Your lash extensions are a big investment. They need to be cared for properly in order to last and look their best!

Here’s why you should clean them: 

-Cleaning removes dirt that can accumulate on your lashes, especially if you wear eye makeup. This buildup can make the extensions feel heavy and uncomfortable. If you don’t clean your extensions, they can look dirty and potentially stick together.

-Extensions that are not properly cleaned can also become a breeding ground for bacteria, which can cause eye infections.

What Happens if You Don’t Clean Your Lashes?

It’s crucial to clean your lash extensions regularly in order to avoid any nasty consequences! Here are some of the things that can happen if you don’t:

-Your lashes will become itchy and inflamed

-You will rub your eyes all day long to soothe the itchiness

-In the end, the extensions might fall out prematurely

-Dirt will accumulate and cause an infection

-Your natural lashes might get damaged as well

So, make sure you wash  your lash extensions every 2-3 days with a lash extension cleanser to avoid any of these issues!

Can Baby Shampoo be Used?

Customers often ask, “Can I use baby shampoo to clean my lashes?” The answer is no. Baby shampoos are not made for eyelids and could cause irritation. Plus, it’s important to remember that baby shampoos have a lot of oils and colors in them which can interfere with the bonds found in lash extensions.


It is very important that you clean your eyelash extensions on a regular basis. This will help to keep them looking their best and also prevent any potential health risks.