Eyelash Extensions Care 101

Eyelash Extensions Care 101

When you understand how to care for your new lashes your natural lashes will be healthy and your eyelash extensions will be beautiful and long lasting.

As a Certified Lash Artist in Regina I felt it was important to discuss the Daily Care of your new lashes.

If you do not have Eyelash Extensions and you are trying to decide if they are for you.  Eyelash Extensions do require proper care and maintenance.  If you don’t feel that you can commit to taking care of your eyelash extensions or if you are a mascara junkie, rub your eyes,  pick and pull on your lashes or a face sleeper… you might want to consider another option other than eyelash extensions.

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How to take care of your Eyelash Extensions:

The pictures below are clients before their 3 week Fill.  Daily Care really makes sense!

Eyelash Extensions Care for Long Lasting Lashes.

Eyelash Extensions Care for Long Lasting Lashes.

Here are my tips for at Daily Care:

Care Tip #1

Clean your Eyelash Extensions.  You must clean your eyelash extensions EVERY DAY.  When you first get eyelash extensions you will love them so much and many first time clients are afraid to get them wet because they think they will fall out.  Don’t be afraid to get them. They become part of your world and you got them to make your daily routine easier. You can  shower, swim, sweat and cry…..they’re not going anywhere.

The biggest mistake I have seen is when clients do not clean their lashes.  Cleaning your lashes DAILY is very important because bacteria, makeup and oils can build up on the base of your eyelid.  This can happen with or without enhancements.  Clients who bath their lashes daily do not have a build up of makeup, oils and bacteria.

How do you clean eyelash extensions?

You can clean your lashes with lash shampoo (recipe below) or you can use a product I carry: Chrissanthie Eyelid Cleanser (no longer carry this product).

EYELASH extensions care chrissanthie eyelash lid cleanser

Eyelash Extensions Care – clean your lashes every day.

Use your fingertip to gently massage either the lash shampoo or Chrissanthie Eyelid cleanser right to the root of your lashes. The keyword here is GENTLY. Excess rubbing or scrubbing of your eyelash extensions will shorten their life.

It is very important to clean right down to your eyelid.  Rinse thoroughly with water and gently pat your lashes dry.  Next gently brush your lashes with the mascara wand  you receive at each appointment and then let your eyelash extensions air dry.  For fluffy eyelashes, blow dry your lash extensions on a cool, low setting.

After giving your lashes a bath you might find one or two fallen eyelashes in the sink.   The first time you see you this, you almost have heart failure because you think you’ve hurt them.  You haven’t.  It is normal and healthy to shed eyelashes everyday.  We naturally shed 1  to 5 eyelashes a day, we just don’t normally notice them.  You might be interested in this post.  How long do eyelash extensions last.


Care Tip #2

Oil is your enemy.  Oil based products will break down the bond of the adhesive.   So, avoid products that contain oil. For example: cleansing oils, eye makeup removers with oil, etc.

Oil is the #1 enemy.  You might think if you are avoiding products with oil you don’t need to clean your lashes.  I want you to think about this.  Our hair gets oily if we don’t wash it after a few days, right?  That’s because natural oil or sebum  is produced by the sebaceous glands in your hair follicles.  Sebum keeps our body hair from drying out.   So to keep your lashes free of oil (sebum) – clean them every day.

Care Tip #3

Don’t pet your lashes.  I know you love them but try to keep our fingers off your lashes.  When you continually touch them, you transfer oil from your skin onto your lashes.  This can weaken the bond causing the extensions to detach from your natural lash and fall out sooner.  Brush them instead.

Care Tip #4

Mascara and Eyeliners.  Best rule to follow, if a product is hard to remove at the end of the day.  Don’t use it.

Eyeliners are placed right at the lash line so be sure to choose only oil-free formulas.  If you wear eyeliner  DO NOT use  water proof, water resistant, color stay, or gel.

You will not need mascara. Wearing mascara every now and again is OK but proceed with caution. Be aware that  regular application of mascara is NOT RECOMMEDED.  If you decide you would like to wear mascara,  apply it to the tips only and wear “eyelash extension safe” mascara ONLY.    DO NOT use water proof or water resistant mascara.  Your lashes must be thoroughly cleaned the same day you wear mascara.  Keeping in mind that eyelash extensions do not like excessive rubbing and can fallout because of excessive rubbing and rubbing can also damage your natural las

Care Tip #5

Sleeping face down in your pillow.   I personally sleep on my side but I have had a few clients who sleep with their faces mushed right into the pillow.  I always hate having to tell these clients that sleeping face down will decrease the lifespan of their eyelash extensions.  Sleeping on your back is the best.

Care Tip #6

Maintenance.  The average client will want her eyelash extensions filled around the 3 week mark.  This will maintain full, lush eyelash extensions.  There are many variables that can influence how fast your natural lashes shed.  Lash shed cycles can be affected by stress, hormones, diet, and medication ….to mention just a few.    If there is a change in your shed pattern, don’t hesitate to discuss with me.


Eyelash Extensions Shampoo – Recipe

Great for natural eyelashes and eyelash extensions.

You can make this lash shampoo at home and make it for pennies. Cleaning your lashes daily will keep  your eyelid and lash extensions free of  dirt debris, bacteria and oil.

eyelash extensions care lash shampoo recipe

Eyelash Extension Care – A simple shampoo you can make at home for pennies

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So my beautiful, now you understand how easy it is to Care for your New Lashes.   Your natural lashes will be healthy and your eyelash extensions will be beautiful and long lasting when you care for them daily.

If you have any questions, please give me a call at 306.789.2008.  I look forward to answering any questions you might have.

Cindy Grainger
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Cindy Grainger

4x Certified Lash Artist located in Regina, Sk.
Certified: Lavish Lashes, JB Lashes, Volume Lashes.
Specializing in Eyelash Extensions Regina | Lash Artistry
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  1. Hi,
    I heard that you’re not supposed to get them wet for the first 24 hours to let the glue set. but in your instructions, you say to wash them everyday. Does that exclude the first 24 hours?

    • Hi Erin…you can get my Eyelash Extensions wet immediately. Great question!

  2. Loving my new lashes! Low maintenance and so beautiful! Thanks so much Cindy ❤

    • Love having you as a client Krista. You eyelash extensions are beautiful ❤


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