Can You Use Spray on Beauty Products With Lash Extensions?

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  • March 6th, 2024
brunette woman with eyelash extensions spraying her hair with hairspray

Spray beauty products, including dry shampoo, setting spray and hairsprays, all have their place in your routine! But to use them while wearing lash extensions requires extra care.

Read on to learn how to slay your look, use your favorite products AND protect your eyelash extensions. 🌟

How Spray Bottle Beauty Products Can Harm Your Eyelash Extensions

Three ways spray bottle products can harm lash extensions:

1. The ingredients in the spray product may cause the lash adhesive to fail.

Like many not-friendly-for-lash-extensions products, beauty sprays often contain alcohol-based ingredients. When alcohol lands on your extensions, it can weaken the adhesive bond between your natural lash and the extension.

2. The application itself can be harmful and is often difficult to control.

A benefit of spray products is that you can cover a lot of ground with one spray! But this also means that they’re harder to localize, and you can accidentally get the products in areas you don’t intend, like your lashes. When sticky spray products get caught in the fibers of lash extensions it can cause them to clump together. This is particularly problematic for hybrid and volume lash applications where a lash fan of multiple extensions is applied to a natural lash. More lashes with sticky spray products mean even more lashes stuck together. That’s why we NEVER recommend using hairspray as eyelash glue or an extra adhesive in between services.

3. The product may discolor your extensions.

Spray products like dry shampoo and other hair products often leave behind a noticeable white residue on lash extensions. Of course, with your hair you can easily style the product or comb it out, but it’s not that simple with your lashes. Like baby powder, the residue from dry shampoo can build up and create a white layer along your lash line, leaving your extensions not just full of product, but also lacking that dark, luxe look you’ve grown to love!

How to Protect Lash Extensions and Safely Use Spray Products

The good news is that while spray products (like hairspray, dry shampoo, leave-in conditioner and setting spray) + lash extensions are NOT exactly BFFs, this doesn’t mean you can’t use them.

woman with towel on her hair spritzing her face with a spray

You wear your favorite spray products safely with these 5 tips:

1. Wear a face shield or eye mask to protect eyelash extensions and act as a barrier between your lashes and the spray product.

2. Use your hand or arm as a barrier between your lashes and the spray product.

3. After spraying any product, give the mist time to settle before removing your arm, towel or eye mask from your lashes. Why? Holding that barrier in place for a few extra seconds lessens the chance that lingering spray residue will land on your lashes.

4. Clean your lashes properly each day. This will help to remove any buildup from spray products that may have accumulated along your lash line. Just remember to use lash extension-safe cleansers like our Lash Detox Foaming Cleanser! Lash-safe cleansers are gentle and oil and alcohol-free.

5. Use a lash sealant regularly. A lash sealant coats your lashes and provides a barrier that protects them from potentially harmful factors such as spray products. We recommend our Lash Armor: Protective Lash Coating to give your lashes that extra layer of protection, plus a beautiful, luxe sheen. And since it’s water-based, it can be applied daily!

Use these tips (and the ones in the video below) for all spray products, even if they’re water-based and technically “lash-safe,” to keep your lashes extra protected!

What to Do If Spray Products Get on Your Lash Extensions

If any spray products accidentally get on your lashes, follow these steps to carefully clean them:

  1. Wash your lashes with a lash-safe cleanser (AKA, our gentle Lash Detox Foaming Cleanser). 🧼
  2. Use a lash wand to brush your lashes. This will fluff and help keep them separated.
  3. Make sure you’ve scheduled a lash fill for two weeks after your initial extension service. ✔️ During your refill, a professional lash stylist will touch up any damaged lashes and fix those that have naturally fallen or grown out.

Care for Your Lash Look with Professional Support

With the right precautions, you can enjoy all your favorite spray-on beauty products AND protect your lash investment. For more tips to protect your lashes, be sure to ask your lash stylist the next time you visit The Lash Lounge!

Our team is here to help you keep your lashes looking fabulous between services. 💜