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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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Fall Lash Shedding: How to Care for Your Eyelash…

October is officially here and fall is in the air! But what do we dread about our favorite season? Fall lash shedding. Today, we’re sharing why this happens and what you can do in order to keep your lashes lush and full! #yourewelcome

WHAT IS LASH SHEDDING?

Remember when you’d make a wish after noticing a fallen lash? Yes, that was lash shedding and we all experience it, even with lash extensions.

Even though they completely replenish and regrow every 60–90 days, our lashes fall out in cycles. But don’t worry, this IS a healthy part of our hair-growth routine. On average, we lose up to 20% of our natural lashes every two weeks and, depending on our individual hair-growth, we can shed between 1 and 5 natural eyelashes per day.

The cool thing is that right at this very moment you have a new eyelash growing to replace a lash that fell out and, for the majority of us, this is a process that we hardly notice.

FALL LASH SHEDDING: WHY DOES IT HAPPEN?

You know how some animals shed their winter coats? Well, it’s mostly the same for us and lash shedding!

Why does this happen and why this time of year? As fall approaches and the seasons and temperatures begin to change, so does the humidity. This change is what can alter our lash growth cycle and can be the reason we notice a few fallen lashes here and there.

During this time, our bodies are increasing oil production to keep not only our hair, but also our skin from getting dehydrated. Just like it’s not uncommon for us to notice additional shedding with the hair on our head this time of year, it’s the same with our lashes.

HOW DOES LASH SHEDDING AFFECT EYELASH EXTENSIONS?

Here’s the deal: Lash shedding does not magically stop when you have extensions. It’s important to know that when you have a natural eyelash that sheds, your extension will go with it. For all of us, each individual eyelash is programmed to reach a certain length, fall out, then regrow, taking the extension along for the ride.

But, there’s good news! As long as you keep up with your lash refill appointments every 2–3 weeks (like the good lash guest we know you are…wink, wink), your lash line will stay full and gorgeous!

EYELASH EXTENSION CARE DURING THE SHEDDING CYCLE

Keep Your Lashes Clean

When you notice your lashes are shedding, one important thing to do is to keep your extensions clean. Why? During a seasonal change, additional buildup can accumulate along your lash line. To prevent this, use a lash extension-safe cleanser like our special eyelash foaming cleanser that will not only keep your lashes squeaky clean, but can also be used as an all-over facial cleanser. Talk about a win-win!

Another quick tip: Brush your lashes daily with a clean lash wand. This will keep your lashes in place and help to brush away any residue that may have landed along your lash line.

Use A Lash Sealant

Investing in a lash sealant is a good idea year-round, especially during the fall season. While it will not keep your lashes from shedding, a sealant will extend the life of the adhesive, locking your extensions in place for a longer period of time. Just think of it as an extra layer of protection for your lashes during the fall lash shedding season.

We have 2 sealants here at The Lash Lounge:
Our Black Diamond Sealant is a daily-use product that add a dark sheen and extends the life of your extensions. Our Protecting Sealant is used twice a week and is perfect for those with active lifestyles, anyone who lives in high humidity areas and those with oily skin.

Do yourself a favor and snag one of these “must-have” sealants during your next appointment. You’ll thank us later!

Keep Up with Your Lash Refills

Like we’ve mentioned before, it’s so important you do not miss a lash refill appointment…like, ever! Coming in for refills every 2 weeks will allow you to maintain that voluptuous lash look you love, even during the lash shedding cycle. Check out our membership options to make it even easier!


Never forget we’re here for you! If you have lash extensions and have some concerns about how many lashes you’re shedding, chat with your stylist. They are the trained experts when it comes to all things lashes and they’re here to help and offer tips along every step of your lash journey!

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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!