If you have lash extensions, you know that they require some extra care and maintenance. One of the most common questions we get from our clients is how to shower with lash extensions without ruining them. Follow these dos and don’ts to keep your lashes looking their best:

Do: Keep Your Lashes Dry

One of the most important things to remember when showering with lash extensions is to keep your lashes dry. Water can weaken the adhesive bond that holds your extensions in place, causing them to fall off prematurely. To avoid this, try to keep your lashes as dry as possible while showering. If you must get them wet, use a gentle stream of water and avoid getting them directly under the showerhead.

Don’t: Use Hot Water

Hot water can also weaken the adhesive bond and cause your lashes to fall off. Stick to lukewarm or cool water when showering with lash extensions.

Do: Use a Shower Cap

If you’re worried about getting your lashes wet while showering, try using a shower cap. This will help keep your lashes dry and protected.

Don’t: Rub Your Eyes

Rubbing your eyes can cause your lashes to fall off, so try to avoid it as much as possible. If you need to wash your face or remove makeup, use a gentle cleanser and be careful around your lashes.

Do: Use Oil-Free Products

Oil can break down the adhesive bond and cause your lashes to fall off. When showering with lash extensions, make sure to use oil-free products, including shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.

Don’t: Use Waterproof Makeup

Waterproof makeup can be difficult to remove and may require rubbing, which can damage your lashes. Try to avoid using waterproof mascara or eyeliner while you have lash extensions.

Do: Use a Gentle Cleanser

When washing your face, use a gentle cleanser that is safe for lash extensions. Avoid using harsh exfoliants or scrubs around your eyes.

Don’t: Sleep with Wet Lashes

Sleeping with wet lashes can cause them to become tangled and fall out. Make sure your lashes are completely dry before going to bed.

Additional Resources

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