Eyelash Extension Cleansing and Hygiene

Now this is a veryyyy conflicted subject, so lets get into it...

What will be covered in this blog?

  • Getting your lashes wet
  • Lash Cleansing
  • What tears do to your lashes

๐Ÿšฉ"Don't get your eyelashes wet for 24 hours after your appointment"๐Ÿšฉ

This an old saying, and now a myth- eyelash glue has completely changed since eyelash extensions originated and times have changed: a lot of techs actually offer a post lash cleanse. The reasons some techs say not to get them wet is because they stick together and lose their fluffiness, if they are cleaned, brushed and dried after getting wet then your lashes will stay on top.๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿผ

You can get your lashes wet, you shouldn't shield them away from water, they need DAILY cleansing with a Lash Shampoo only.

We actually did our own research into one of the other options people use to cleanse with: Johnsons Baby Shampoo โฌ‡๏ธ

We reached out to Johnsons and they do NOT recommend to use this on your eyelashes- Micellar Water is also one of the most used products to cleanse with which again, we don't recommend as its NOT a professional product. Eyelash shampoos are specially formulated to deeply cleanse oils, dirt, debris and are made to be used on your eyelashes, unlike high street products.

How do I cleanse my lashes?



Crying is probably one of the biggest retention killers, and this doesnโ€™t mean just the crying part, you MUST cleanse your lashes after a lil cry! The salt build up makes them go crusty and then they stick together and become lumpy ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿผ

Eyes watering during application can be crucial in regards to retention- if you struggle with clients eyes watering heres a video that may help: click here.