Bathing With Eyelash Extensions: Myths and Tips

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Water and lash extensions: Are they A-OK together? Whether you’re a bubble bath fanatic or you just want to know everything about keeping your lashes in tip-top shape, we’re setting the record straight!

Rub-A-Dub-Dub: Debunking Common Myths About Eyelash Extensions and Water

When it comes to water and lash extensions, there have been many misconceptions over the years. Here at The Lash Lounge, our stylists apply the proper amount of adhesive to cure the bonds on your individual extensions, so you’re always set for a soak in the bath, a refreshing shower and, when summer or your vacation rolls around, even a dip in the pool!

Just make sure to avoid water for the first 8 hours after your lash appointment to allow the adhesive bond to set. After that, soak away!

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Myth 1: I Can’t Get My Lash Extensions Wet in the Bathtub or Shower

Great news: You can get your lashes wet! The medical-grade adhesive we use to attach your extension to your natural lash is not only showerproof, but it’s full-fledged waterproof, too!

When applied properly (like our Lash Lounge stylists always do), each extension will last until your natural lash is ready to shed. So, shower away and enjoy that relaxing bath; your eyelash extensions are good to go!

Myth 2: My Lash Extensions Will Not Look the Same After I Get Them Wet

Most people wash, brush, then blow dry our hair after a shower. Lashes are similar, too!

Brushing through your lashes with a clean lash wand following your regular bathing routine is always recommended to keep them fluffed and in place. However, when it comes to heat, take the proper precautions; check out these expert tips on blow drying your hair with lash extensions!

Soaking Up the Do’s and Don’ts

Now that we’ve cleared up a couple myths on getting your lashes wet, let’s tackle some of the water do’s and don’ts.

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DO: Continue Your Usual Lash Care Routine

Just because your skin and hair are fabulously fresh after a nice long shower doesn’t mean your lashes are, too. Buildup from body oils and beauty products can accumulate along your lash line.

Gently clean your lashes every day to keep them squeaky clean. Before or after you bathe, use our Gel Eye Makeup Remover and Lash Detox foaming cleanser to remove makeup, oil, dirt and debris from your lash line and lashes.

Clean lashes make healthy lashes; snag all of these products and more at a Lash Lounge near you!

DON’T: Rub your Eyes in the Shower or Bath

If you’re one of those people who loves to give your face a good rub while you’re in the shower, avoid the eye area if possible and be gentle on and near your lash line.

Vigorous rubbing, tugging or anything that could cause friction to your lashes can damage them. As a general rule of thumb, the less you mess with your lashes, the longer they will last.

DO: Take Note of The Products You’re Using While Bathing

When it comes to your lash extensions, not all products are safe to use on or near your eyelashes. Common bodywashes, soaps and lotions contain oil and alcohol, 2 ingredients terrible for lash extensions. Oil and alcohol can break the bond of the eyelash extension adhesive, which can cause the extension to detach from your natural lash.

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If you’re ever unsure about any products you’re using on or near your lash extensions, bring them with you to your next appointment and let your expert stylist take a look!

DON’T: Let Strong Shower Jets Vigorously Hit Your Lash Line

Just as we mentioned before about rubbing your eyes and lashes, anything, even the jets of water coming out of a strong shower head, can cause friction to your lash line.

If you’re someone that loves a full face of H2O, consider wearing googles while showering. Yes, it might seem silly, but you do what you gotta do to keep your lashes perfect and protected!

At The Lash Lounge, any topic that has to do with lash care is at the top of our list! Want more? Be sure to tune in each week on Instagram for #TrainingTakeoverTuesday, where our corporate stylist trainers chat and share all things lashes!