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Bathing With Eyelash Extensions: Myths and Tips

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!

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.

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 Eyelash Foaming Cleanser and one of our two makeup removers: Special Eye & Makeup Remover (great for those with sensitive eyes!) or our Eye Makeup Remover Gel (great for taking off waterproof makeup!)

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.

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!

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3 Beauty Routine Hacks to Keep Your Lash Extensions…

Lash extensions—they’re a way of life! To keep them fuller, longer, we all know a Lash Lounge membership is a must-have. But, in between appointments, what can you do to keep them in tip-top shape?

Aside from keeping them clean and keeping up with those routine refill appointments, there are some simple things you can do to keep that lash line full, healthy and retained. Sure, you may have to train yourself a bit to change your ways, but it’s a new year. What better time to make a change?

We sat down with our corporate stylist trainer, Shelley, to serve up a whole new batch of lash care wisdom:

1. Rubbing and Itching: Proper Method with Lash Extensions

Do you find yourself rubbing your eyes constantly? Or maybe a pesky itch you just have to scratch? Whatever it is, we understand! But with lash extensions, extensive rubbing can cause them to fall off prematurely.

We know you don’t want to lose any of those beloved lashes or that fabulous fullness, so if you must get to that itch, here are a couple simple tricks to try:

  • Refrain from rubbing your full eye and lash line and, instead, slightly rub your eyelid in a soft, circular motion to alleviate that aggravating itch.
  • Grab that handy lash wand and give your lashes a gentle brush until the itch is gone.

2. Heat: Avoiding a “Hot Mess” Mishap

Little-known fact: heat + lash extensions = bad news. Always pay attention to how close you’re getting your lash extensions (and yes, even your natural lashes) to any kind of heat source. Your lashes can get singed, end up looking clumpy and misshapen and the high heat can even cause your synthetic eyelash extensions to melt—yikes!

What immediately comes to mind? You got it: the hairdryer.

We get it; blow-drying is a must for most of our guests. If you swear by a good blowout, implementing the following two things each time will keep your lashes heat- and harm-free:

  • Put the dryer on a low heat setting. Yes, we know it might take a little longer, but it will be better for your lashes and even your hair, too!
  • Flip your head upside-down and dry. This will keep the heat that’s blowing directly onto your face and eyes to a minimum.

3. Moisturizing: Acing the Application

We are all about skincare here at The Lash Lounge; we love being good to our skin as much as we adore our lashes! However, we know that many moisturizing creams contain no-no ingredients like oil, which is not safe to apply near the eye area or lash line because it can break down the lash extension adhesive.

If you simply can’t give up that favorite oil- or alcohol-based serum or cream, there are ways to apply them a little differently to steer clear of your beloved lash extensions.

See Shelley briefly showcase her own moisturizing routine and demonstrate where and how she places her favorite skincare products.

Need a little recap?

  • Be strategic about where you place creams and moisturizers; do not messily rub all over your face and eyes.
  • Gently apply and rub into certain areas, even under the eye. Just be sure to avoid the eyelid entirely since the product can make its way down to your lash line, breaking the bond of the lash adhesive and the extension.

Studies have shown that two weeks of repetitive actions can turn into a habit. So, try tackling that itch differently, change up your blow-drying routine or implement this new moisturizing method for two weeks straight. You’ll have a new-and-improved routine in no time!

Love what you’ve learned here? Be sure to tune in to Instagram stories next week for #TrainingTakeoverTuesday, where our training team will continue sharing tips, tricks and all things Lash Lounge!

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CLEANSING AND MOISTURIZING: HOW TO CARE FOR LASH EXTENSIONS

To let our skin breathe, we all need to take a break from makeup and beauty products every so often. Today, we’re delighted to share some expert tips from Shelley, one of our corporate training stylists, about her own beauty, cleansing and moisturizing routines and how to clean eyelash extensions.

“Go-To” Products for a Fresh Face and Lashes

As we’ve mentioned before, not all beauty products are safe to use with lash extensions. But don’t fret! We have some incredible products here at The Lash Lounge that we not only sell in our salons, but that we use and love ourselves.

In fact, if you’ve been tuning into our weekly #TrainingTakeoverTuesday stories on Instagram, you have probably seen Shelley share her favorite cleansing products to keep her face fresh and her lashes clean.

As she mentioned, Shelley usually wears a full face of makeup each day. When it comes time to cleanse, her “go-to” product is The Lash Lounge’s Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover Gel. The great thing about this product is it’s not only incredible for safely removing eye makeup (yes, even with lash extensions), but it’s also wonderful for removing all-over face makeup. Then, when she’s ready to get her lash line squeaky clean, she uses our favorite dynamic duo: our Eyelash Foaming Cleanser + Brush.

How to Safely Cleanse and Moisturize With Lash Extensions

Let’s look back at Shelley’s cleansing routine. When it’s time for her to wipe her face and gently remove the cleanser from her skin and around her eye area, she does this with a lint-free cloth like the MakeUp Eraser.

Why use this type of cloth over a regular washcloth? A polyester-blend cloth won’t catch, pull or snag your lashes. So, the next time you’re leaving your lash refill appointment, ask your stylist if they carry a cloth like this. If they do, be sure to grab one. Otherwise, make sure to pick one up the next time you’re at the store. Trust us, you’ll never go back to a regular cloth again!

Like Shelley, most of us want to keep our skin and area around our eyes moisturized. But how do we do that while also keeping that extra moisture and oil-based products away from our lashes? See how Shelley does it! She strategically keeps it away from her eyes, especially her eyelids for optimal eyelash extension care.


We hope these few simple tips will help you care for your eyelash extensions, keep your skin clean, moisturized and looking flawless!

Stay tuned to our Instagram each Tuesday as Shelley (and the rest of our fabulous training tribe) share more of their knowledge and fun behind-the-scenes moments from life at The Lash Lounge!

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How to Take Care of Eyelash Extensions and Keep…

To keep your natural lashes and lash extensions looking their best, show them a little lash love! Here are the 5 lash aftercare keys to keeping your best accessory in tip-top shape!

1. Keep Them Clean

Taking care of your eyelash extensions starts with this basics: Make sure they’re clean! Build-up from body oils and products we use can accumulate along our lash line, which is why gently cleaning our lashes each day is a must!

Lash Cleanser

We got you covered with our special eyelash foaming cleanser. It will keep your lashes squeaky clean and can also be used as an all-over facial cleanser! Certified organic, it’s made with the same pH balance as natural tears, so it’s even perfect for our guests with sensitive eyes!

Makeup Removers

Looking for an extension-safe makeup remover? We have two options for you! Our Special Eye & Makeup Remover (great for those with sensitive eyes!) Eye Makeup Remover Gel (great for taking off waterproof makeup!)

Each can be snagged at a salon near you! Both contain a soy protein that removes oil, dirt and makeup, while helping to normalize the skin’s moisture content and retain the suppleness of that fragile eye area.

After all, clean lashes make healthy lashes!

(photo via The Lash Lounge Overland Park)

2. Brush Them

When asked how to care for eyelash extensions, simple grooming is near the top of our list! Whether in the morning or at night, it’s always a good idea to brush your lashes each day with a clean lash wand. This not only frees any residue, but also helps keep your lashes fluffed and in place.

3. Pick the Right Products

Products are an important part of any beauty and skincare routine. It’s essential to choose the ones that are right for your body and safe to use. How?

  • Keep an eye on the expiration dates of your makeup, skincare and cleansing products. It’s never healthy to coat your lashes with products that are old and out of date—yikes!
  • When it comes to lash extensions, not all beauty products are safe to use. Stay away from waterproof mascara and any oil- or alcohol-based products or cosmetics. These types of products can break the bond of the adhesive, which can cause the extension to detach from your natural lash.

For lashes that last, try one of our two lash sealants: Protecting and Black Diamond. Both prevent premature breakdown of the adhesive and lengthens the life of your extensions. This extra layer of protection assists in keeping the lashes in place until your natural eyelashes are ready to shed. For the very best results from a lash sealant, use twice a week.

Eyelash extension care is so important. If you’re ever unsure about any products you’re using with eyelash extensions, bring them with you to your next appointment and let us take a look. That’s what we’re here for!

4. Promote Hair Growth

Of course, vitamins and growth serums help our hair and lashes grow and stay healthy, but so can something as simple as adding certain foods to our regular diet. Foods like avocados, salmon, nuts and even eggs give our bodies those natural vitamins and minerals to keep our lashes strong and continually growing. We like to call them “lash fuel”!

5. Be as Gentle as Possible

Want your lashes to last longer? Be gentle with them. Vigorous rubbing, tugging, plucking or anything that adds 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.


Whether you’ve made an investment in lash extensions or you simply want to keep those natural lashes looking their best, be good to them—show them that much deserved lash love! Now, that’s how to take care of eyelash extensions!

Most important, sign up for a membership to help your lashes combat that dreaded natural lash shedding cycle. Save big on bi-weekly refills, plus 10% off additional services and products.

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Eyelash Extension Care: 3 Simple Steps to Keeping Your…

One of the questions we get asked most often is “How do I clean my lashes?” Some may think eyelash extension care is an in-depth process, but it’s really not at all! Learn how caring for eyelash extensions is as simple as 1, 2, 3:

Step #1: Eyelash Extension Care

  • Splash your eyes with lukewarm water and then gently massage an oil-free makeup remover around your upper and lower lid lines.
  • Splash again until all product is rinsed away.
  • NOTE: Visit a Lash Lounge near you to purchase one of our oil-free, lash extension safe makeup removers!

Step #2: Eyelash Extension Care 

  • Apply an oil-free makeup remover to a clean brush and gently wash in a downward motion over the eyelid and lash-line.
  • Rinse with fresh water until all product is removed.
  • NOTE: Never rub back and forth as this will be too abrasive on the lash extensions.

Step #3: Eyelash Extension Care 

  • Gently pat the skin around your eyelashes with a lint-free towel or microfiber towel (we recommend The Original MakeUp Eraser) and then just let your lashes air dry.
  • Last but not least, brush through your lashes with a clean mascara wand to separate and fluff.

Click here to see more tips on how to care for eyelash extensions, brushing and keeping them clean!

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5 Tips for Taking Care of Eyelash Extensions

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 5 tips to keep your lash look in check:

1. Keep Your Eyelashes Clean

The best way to keep your lash extensions clean is by using a lash extension-safe cleanser. At The Lash Lounge, we offer cleansers that are specially formulated for cleaning your extensions: Oil Free Liquid Remover and Oil Free Gel Remover. Our gentle, oil-free and alcohol-free eye makeup removers have the same pH balance as natural tears and come in a liquid or gel formula.

When cleaning your eye area to remove makeup and eyeshadow, we recommend applying the cleanser to a cotton pad. Be sure to saturate the cotton pad because the dry cotton could catch onto your lashes. Very gently rub your eyelid and avoid rubbing your lashes. When you need to clean your lashes, use your lash wand and gently brush through your lashes.

2. Omit Oil-Based Products

Any skincare products, creams or cosmetics that are oil-based are a no-no when it comes to lash extension care. Be sure to select products that are labeled “oil-free” to ensure the longevity of your lashes. And when in doubt, always read the ingredients label to make sure what you are using is truly oil-free.

3. Retire 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, and that’s okay as long as it’s a mascara made for lash extensions. However, wearing no mascara at all is better when it comes to extending the life of your lashes.

If you’re a mascara fiend, be sure to ONLY wear a water-based mascara. Be aware, this is not the same as a waterproof mascara, so make sure you look closely at those labels! When applying your lash extension-safe mascara, only use one coat and only apply to the tips of your lashes.

4. Avoid Overexposure to Moisture

Too much moisture on a constant basis is not good for your lashes. But daily face-washing and activities like swimming are lash extension-safe.

5. Maintain Lash Extension Refills Regularly

All of the tips we have mentioned are so very important, but this one is the big kahuna! Sticking with your refill appointments every 2 weeks will keep your lashes looking their absolute best. After all, when it comes to how to care for lash extensions, you need to have a full, luscious lash line to start with!

The longer you wait for a fill, the harder it is for your lash stylist to keep your lashes looking fabulous. If you go too long without getting a lash refill, a full new set may be required. So, maintaining your refills is a good idea in more ways than one! 


MEMBERSHIP: THE SILVER BULLET FOR EYELASH EXTENSION CARE

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