How to Care for Eyelash Extensions: The Ultimate Guide for Long-Lasting Lashes

February 5, 2023

Eyelash extensions are an excellent way to enhance the natural beauty of your lashes by making them appear fuller and more voluminous. However, if your extensions are not properly cared for, they can become brittle, damaged, or even fall out. In this article, we’ll show you how to take care of your eyelash extensions so they look their best.

How to Clean Your Eyelash Extensions

Cleaning Your Extensions Daily

What You Need

Cleanser that is gentle and free of oil

Cotton swabs and a soft bristle brush

The Process

Warm water should be used to wet your lashes.
Using your fingertips, apply a small amount of oil-free cleanser.
Massage the cleanser gently into your lashes, taking care not to rub too hard or tug on the extensions.
Comb your lashes with a soft bristle brush to remove any debris or tangles.
Gently clean around your eyes with cotton swabs, removing any excess cleanser.
Warm water should be used to rinse your lashes.
With a clean towel, pat your lashes dry.

How Often Should You Clean Your Extensions

Cleaning your eyelash extensions on a daily basis is recommended, especially if you wear makeup. This will keep your lashes clean and free of dirt, oil, and bacteria, which can cause damage and breakage.

How to Maintain Your Eyelash Extensions

Avoiding Water and Heat

How to Keep Your Extensions Dry in the Rain

For the first 24 hours after your appointment, avoid getting your lashes wet.
Avoid submerging your face in water after the first 24 hours, such as in the bath or pool.
Be gentle when washing your face and avoid using hot water.

How to Protect Your Extensions from Heat

Avoid using hot tools on your lashes, such as curling irons, blow dryers, and flat irons.
If you must use heat, protect it with a heat protectant spray.
Avoid sleeping on your face or using a pillow that will crush your lashes.

Using the Right Products

What Products Should You Avoid?

Coconut oil and olive oil are examples of oil-based products.
Makeup remover that is waterproof
Creams that are heavy or greasy.

What Products Should You Use?

Cleanser that is gentle and free of oil
Makeup remover without oil
Moisturizer that is light and oil-free.
Pillowcases made of silk or satin

Enhancing Your Extensions

When Should You Retouch Your Extensions?

Touching up your eyelash extensions every 2-3 weeks is recommended, as your natural lashes shed and the extensions begin to fall out.

How to Refresh Your Extensions

Schedule a consultation with your lash artist.
Choose a reputable and experienced lash artist.
Touching or pulling on your extensions can cause damage and breakage.


Q: Can I wear mascara with my lashes?


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