6 Tips for How to Take Care of Lash Extensions

Woman taking care of her lash extensions from The Lash Lounge

Taking care of your lashes is essential for a beautiful, long-lasting set. We’ve got all the details on how to care for eyelash extensions so that you keep on loving them…and loving YOU!

Follow These 6 Lash Extension Care Tips to Keep Your Lash Look in Check:

1. ALWAYS START WITH A CLEAN BASE

Start off your skincare routine with our Gel Eye Makeup Remover. This product is oil and alcohol free, eyelash extension safe and gentle enough to use daily as an all-over makeup remover. Infused with hydrolyzed soy protein, it works to soothe and moisturize your skin.

We recommend applying half a pump to one of our Lint-Free Wipes and gently wiping around the eye and brow area to remove any trace of makeup, oil and debris.

Lash Detox foaming cleanser product sitting on a marble countertop with dried lavender surrounding the product.

2. KEEP YOUR EYELASHES CLEAN

Listen, healthy lashes = happy lashes. The best way to maintain eyelash extensions is to keep them clean. A lash cleanser is just the right tool for the job! But not just any lash cleanser—you need one specially formulated just for lash extensions! At The Lash Lounge, we offer our fantastic Lash Detox foaming cleanser. We have two formula options: unscented and tea tree extract.

Both formulas are oil free, alcohol free, paraben free, gluten free and vegan. They contain a unique blend of 10 natural extracts that boast anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

Together, these ingredients gently and thoroughly dissolve makeup and oil buildup, while leaving the skin soft and hydrated—great for lash retention!

We recommend applying the cleanser to our eyelash cleansing brush. Then, very gently wash in downward sweeping motions over the eyelid and lash line. Rinse your eyes with fresh water until all product is removed.

After cleaning your lashes, let them air dry, then use your lash wand to gently brush them back into their fluffy shape!

3. CHECK YOUR MASCARA

The beauty of lash extensions is that you have lovely, long, full lashes without having to wear mascara!

We know that some of you may still want to wear mascara on occasion, which is 100% okay…with a caveat: the mascara must be made for lash extensions.

If you’ve gotta have it to feel your best, we offer a lash extension-friendly mascara at The Lash Lounge: Our Amplify + Extend Mascara Duo.

  1. The volumizing (amplify) mascara contains panthenol (provitamin B5) and lash-extending fibers, which aids in strengthening the natural hair while giving it a fuller appearance.
  2. The lengthening (extend) mascara contains both keratin and collagen proteins, which help condition and strengthen the natural lashes.

If you’re a mascara fiend, be sure only to wear a water-based mascara. This is not the same as waterproof mascara, so make sure you look closely at those labels!

Apply only one coat of lash extension-safe mascara and only to the tips of your lashes. This is especially important if you’re a volume or hybrid guest.

4. AVOID LASH FRICTION

Why cause any extra rub or friction to your lash extensions when you don’t need to? Avoid itching, pulling, rubbing or tugging on your lash area.

Some of our guests even switch to silk pillow cases to eliminate that constant contact.

But don’t worry about normal contact with water! Activities like swimming with lashes and face-washing are lash extension safe! But if you’re off to surf, go for a speedboat ride or swim in salt water, make sure you grab some goggles first!

Woman receiving regular refill at The Lash Lounge to take care of her lash extensions

5. MAINTAIN LASH EXTENSION REFILLS REGULARLY

All the tips we have mentioned are very important, but this one is the big kahuna! Sticking with your refill appointments every two weeks will help you maintain a full, luscious lash line that turns heads!

The longer you wait for a fill, the more your natural lashes will shed, which means more gaps in your lash line and overgrown lashes elsewhere. If you go too long without getting a lash refill, a new full set may be required, which equals more time and money.

Check out our awesome Lash Lounge membership programs to see how you can always keep your fluffy friends in check!

THE SILVER BULLET FOR HOW TO LOOK AFTER EYELASH EXTENSIONS

But seriously…

Membership makes caring for eyelash extensions easy!

If you’re not a member yet, check out our membership options. You’ll get two built-in lash refills per month at much lower rate than the regular price. We’re talking a complete lifesaver when it comes to both your wallet and the hassle of scheduling! Your lashes and wallet will thank you!