How to Clean Eyelash Extensions

how to clean eyelash extensionsIf we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times. Daily maintenance is a must for lash ladies who expect the most out of their eyelash extensions! A daily lash extension routine can increase the longevity of your lashes. Even more, it can enhance the overall appearance and keep them looking fresh.

Keep reading because we have a few tips on how to clean eyelash extension that you need to know. In addition, we have a few sneaky hygiene tips to extend the life of a new set of lashes!

How to Clean Eyelash Extensions: 4 Tips

Before you leave the salon, ask your lash artist about these tips!

Tip #1: Use Mild Cleanser

You should use a mild cleanser daily to remove excess debris and oils. Bonus points: recommend an oil-free cleanser to help your clients refresh their lashes at home! Don’t be afraid to touch your lashes gently when washing them.  Overall, with regular maintenance, you can maximize the life of their lash extensions.

Tip #2: Brush Daily

Brushing eyelash extensions can work wonders if you want to extend the life of your lashes! Daily brushing with a disposable or reusable lash brush can remove any excess debris that gets caught in long lashes throughout the day. In addition, this process can fan out the lashes fixing any clumped and straggling lashes. An easy trick to remember to brush your lashes is to brush them at the same time you brush your hair or teeth.

Tip #3: Avoid Excess Oils

We love natural skincare solutions; however, we’re going to have to pass on the oil cleansing method and other makeup removers and cleansers that use oil to clean out the pores. Ultimately, the oils break down the lash glue used to adhere the extensions to the natural lash. Take the time to search for hidden oils found in mascara, face washes, and makeup removers.

Tip #4: Scale Back Eye Makeup

One easy trick to keep lashes clean between fills is to scale back eye makeup. This reduces your need to harshly scrub and brush at your extensions. At the end of the day, the less you have to needlessly come into contact with their lashes, the less likely you are to accidentally remove lashes. Make sure you always have a handy lash brush on hand to brush out your extensions, to keep you looking fresh.  No need for mascara if your lashes look flawless at all times.

Practice What We Preach

If you’re unsure where to go for quality products to enhance the longevity of your lashes, look no further.  The Lash Professional offers all of the products that we mentioned in this blog.

Want those fresh, clean lashes without the fear you’re going to damage them?  Check out TLP’s Foaming Eyelash Cleanser.  It’s free of any damaging oils and will actually save you from unnecessary fills in the long run.

If you’re still afraid to touch your extensions when you’re washing them, don’t worry.  The Lash Professional also offers a Lash Cleansing Brush, so that you can wash your lashes worry-free.

We’re all about limiting waste as well.  Your lash artist probably gives you a disposable spoolie at the end of each fill, but TLP has one that you can throw in your purse when you’re on the go.  Check out the Reusable Lash Wand that has a cover and everything, so you don’t have to worry about debris or bacteria getting into the bristles of your lash brush.

If you’re still committed to mascara, at least invest in one that won’t cost you extra fill money.  TLP’s Lash Extension Safe Mascara is oil-free for those bottom lashes, so every single lash on your eye is perfect.