Yes you need to wash your eyelash extensions – especially if you put on makeup. Just like other parts of your body, your lashes also collect micro dirt, produce natural skin oils, and get dirty from makeup buildup. Below is a comparison between dirty and clean lashes.
Oily and dirty eyelash extensions weaken the adhesive which makes your extensions fall out earlier than they should.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO PROPERLY CLEAN YOUR LASH EXTENSIONS?
To properly gently brush away the dirt and debris between your lashes, find a brush that’s soft and flexible. Using a soft brush to clean between your eyelashes will not cause any damage to the lashes. Avoid using brushes with hard bristles to protect your lash extensions or it could snag your lashes out!
2. LASH CLEANSER
To deeply remove all the dirt, oil, and make up in the lashes without damaging the adhesive, use gentle and oil-free formulas. Find products that are specifically designed for lash extensions to avoid weakening the adhesive bond and get better retention.
BEST CLEANSERS TO USE WITH LASH EXTENSIONS
1. CHRISSANTHIE FOAM CLEANSER
Made specifically for lash extensions, this foam cleanser is infused with a tea tree formula to gently remove dirt from the eyelids and lashes.
- Makeup remover
- Lightweight foam formula
- Removes ocular secretions
2. CHRISSANTHIE GEL CLEANSER
Doubling as a makeup tool cleanser, this formula is thicker and can remove even the heaviest eye makeup and cleanse oily eyelids.
- Lash extension safe
- Eye-make up remover
- Eye-make up tool cleanser
3. PROLONG CONCENTRATE
Cleanses not just your lashes, but your whole face too. Mix a 1:1 cleanser with water ratio and this will make you 20 bottles to use. Perfect for eyelash extension lovers who are money conscious! Use a foaming pump bottle to store the mixed solution.
- Vegan + Cruelty-free
- pH balanced
- Natural Ingredients
WHY WE DON’T RECOMMEND MAKING YOUR OWN DIY LASH CLEANSER
Of course, there’s an option to DIY a lash cleanser and most tutorials on the internet will require you to use baby shampoo or baby oil because it’s a “gentle formula”. However, baby shampoo or baby oil isn’t advised to be applied directly on the eye!
By using your DIY cleanser regularly, you might face these problems:
- Eye disorders
- Allergic reactions
- Strip off natural oils
- Clogged follicles
- Weak lash adhesive
With proper care and treatment, your gorgeous lash extensions will stay on for a longer period of time. Just make sure you’re using the right tools and cleansers. If you’re unsure of proper aftercare procedures, always talk to your lash artist to clarify. Good aftercare is just as important as the lash application! Want to know more? our IG for lash extensions about how long lash extensions can last!