Aftercare for Lash Extensions

Lash Extension Aftercare Is So Important

One of the best parts of having eyelash extensions is gazing at your full, fluffy lash line in the mirror after your appointment.

But what’s the secret to keeping your lashes looking great? Fully committing to an aftercare routine!

Proper aftercare plays a vital role in the retention of your lash extensions and the overall health of your lashes. You are protecting your investment, both lashes and body!

The Lash Lounge’s aftercare kit products sitting on a bathroom counter with other accessories.

Lash Extension Care Begins Immediately After Your Appointment

When it comes to caring for lash extensions, it’s important to know that the eyelash extension adhesive can take up to 8 hours to fully cure. This means that within that 8-hour window, you should avoid anything that will get your lashes wet. This means no saunas, tanning, workouts, swimming or long, steamy showers. So, save the beach for the day after your appointment!

How to Care For Lash Extensions

If you don’t keep your lashes clean, makeup, oil and debris will accumulate along your lash line. This buildup breaks down the adhesive bond that attaches your lash extensions to your natural lashes. That means poor retention, aka: your extensions will fall off faster than your natural lash shedding cycle and your lash line will have gaps. Lack of proper cleaning can also cause blepharitis (eyelid inflammation), so it’s so important to stay on top of our easy-breezy lash extension aftercare routine.

Follow our lash extensions aftercare instructions to ensure your lashes are being properly taken care of.

Lash Extension Aftercare Tips

Outside of a proper aftercare routine, make sure you follow these lash extension “musts” to help extend the longevity of your lashes and keep them looking their best:

  • Don’t miss or postpone your lash fill appointments. Getting your lashes refilled every 2 weeks is necessary to keep that lash line looking full. We love seeing you come in routinely for your refills! Become a member to save on fills!
  • Be gentle with your lashes. Avoid rubbing your eyes and picking or pulling at your lashes. Not only can this cause your lash extensions to fall off prematurely, but it is also damaging to your natural lashes.
  • Avoid alcohol- and oil-based skincare or cosmetic products near or around your eye area. Both oil and alcohol will break down the lash adhesive, causing premature lash fallout. This also means no waterproof mascara! If you still want to use a little mascara for some extra oomph, try our Amplify + Extend Mascara Duo for an extension-safe option.
Woman pumping foaming lash cleanser onto a cleansing brush as part of her lash extension aftercare routine from The Lash Lounge.

Healthy Lashes Are the Best Lashes

Our Gel Eye Makeup Remover, Lash Detox foaming cleanser, Eyelash Cleansing Brush and Crystal Lash Wand are non-negotiables when it comes to caring for your lash extensions.

Add our Lint-Free Wipes to your routine for major convenience and use our Amplify + Extend Mascara Duo to add a little extra sparkle to your lash line without compromising your extensions’ adhesive bond.

Now that you know the ins and outs of caring for your eyelash extensions, make sure you pick up the aftercare kit at your local Lash Lounge after your appointment. If you’re out of one or more of these crucial products now, stop in to stock up!

Book Your Lash Extension Appointment Today!

Now that you know how easy it is to care for your eyelash extensions, you’re probably ready to book your appointment. Don’t forget to pick up those lash extension aftercare products on your way out!

Frequently Asked Questions

For best results, you should come in for a lash refill every two weeks.

The number one way to take care of your eyelash extensions is to regularly clean them with an oil-free cleanser, such as our Lash Detox foaming cleanser. It is also important to brush through them daily to avoid any tangling, and to avoid tugging or picking at your lashes.

Yes, of course! Just be sure to wait 8 hours after your service to get them wet. After that, feel free to shower, work out and enjoy beach days! If you’re going on more vigorous swims, just make sure to pack a pair of goggles to reduce excess friction.

The best way to avoid tangled lashes is to simply switch to sleeping on your back. When you wake up, make sure you are brushing through your lashes with our Crystal Lash Wand to fluff your lashes back into place.

If you want to add some extra protection to your lashes while you sleep, consider wearing our 3D Contoured Sleep Mask! It will keep your lashes from getting tangled and smashed while you sleep.

No! Properly cleaning your lashes protects your eyelids from blepharitis and premature lash fallout. If not cleaned regularly, makeup and debris will build up on your lash line, weakening the adhesive bond between your extensions and your natural lashes, causing them to fall out faster.

Our Lash Armor® – Onyx formula contains gardenia flower fruit extract, which adds a rich, black color to the sealant and serves as a powerful antioxidant. The dark hue results in a more defined-looking lash line—like a thin coating of mascara.

Our Lash Armor® – Crystal formula is glossy and clear and has the same ingredients as our onyx formula without the added colorant. This formula is ideal for those who are looking for a more natural finish.

Both formulas are oil free and full of essential B vitamins and essential acids to ensure your lashes are getting the hydration and protection they need!

We do not recommend using micellar water on your extensions due to it commonly containing glycol, which will break the adhesive down and result in poor retention. If you need a lash extension-friendly makeup remover, try our Gel Eye Makeup Remover.

Yes, you can, but most guests discover they don’t need it with lash extensions! If you wish to add a little extra drama to your lash line, be sure to use a lash extension-friendly mascara to avoid damage and premature lash fallout—like our Amplify + Extend Mascara Duo.

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