Cleaning eyelash extensions between appointments can be tricky, especially given the old advice of keeping your lashes dry. We all know the difficulty of endlessly combing lashes with a spoolie to ensure no residue gets caught between extensions and still feel like your lashes have picked up a few cosmetics and oil, particularly following an evening out on the town!
Some of us may even have tried creating our lash baths using soap, baby shampoo, and other unsuitable products that can irritate. Enough! We enlisted the help of eyelash extension experts BELO Lash to find out the best way to clean eyelash extensions at home.
Why is it important to clean your eyelash extensions?
You’ve no doubt seen horror story videos floating around on Instagram and TikTok of eyelash extensions laden with massive buildups of dirt, oils, bacteria, and eye makeup. These outrageous instances of filthy eyelash augmentations are unfortunate as well as hurtful and can cause conditions like blepharitis (enlarged, irritated, and awkward eyelids). Blepharitis isn’t risky, however, it’s very bothering, and can we just be real? It doesn’t look great to have pleasant long eyelash expansions on enlarged eyelids.
Eyelash cleaning is an important part of any aftercare. It’s normal for eyelash expansions to collect soil and oil; All things considered, eyelashes’ responsibility is to keep things out of your eyes. It only becomes a problem when dirt and bacteria accumulate.
Eyelash extension cleaning ensures your lashes remain hygienic and beautiful by removing bacteria and oil buildup along the lash line. Clean eyelash extensions maintain the condition of your extensions. They are reducing the risk of irritation and the risk of developing unsightly conditions. Additionally, oil, eye makeup, and dirt that naturally build up in the lashes weigh down the extensions and can even cause the lashes to be brittle. Just like with stick-on lashes, if your lash extensions stick together due to dirt residue, you risk damaging your natural lashes.
Best way to clean eyelash extensions at home?
It couldn’t be easier to clean your eyelash extensions at home using cleaning products that are specially formulated for eyelash extensions. So you don’t have to worry about losing your eyelashes while cleaning. It may take a few tries to master the art of lash dipping at home, but don’t worry, practice makes perfect!
1: Apply eyelash cleaner
Using BELO Lash Foaming Cleanser, Lash Lather, apply a pump of the cleanser to the eye area (make sure you close your eyes!). Eyelash. Try not to move the extensions while brushing as this can disturb the glue. Instead, brush your natural lashes to gently remove dirt. The eyelash bath itself does the heavy lifting.
Tip: Avoid using cotton swabs to apply the eyelash cleaner, as the cotton fibers quickly become saturated and flake off, compounding the problem of residue sticking to the eyelash extensions.
2: Rinse eyelash extensions
Rinse the lashes with a little water to remove product residue (distilled water is even better). Then comb the eyelash extensions with a clean spoolie.
Tip: Using an eyedropper is a great way to control the amount of water you apply to your eyelash extensions.
3: Dry your beautiful eyelash extensions clean
Let your eyelash extensions dry naturally. Do not use hair dryers, as they are very strong and can cause some extensions to come loose due to the stress of bonding the adhesive.
Does eyelash shampoo affect the hold of eyelash extensions?
Yes, eyelash shampoo has a positive effect on fixing your eyelash extensions!
Regularly cleaning your eyelash extensions with a professional eyelash cleaner will allow you to increase the length of your sets between appointments. Since the spotless eyelash expansions and volume blowers aren’t stacked with additional mud. And soil that can influence the paste’s attachment. You will undoubtedly keep your eyelash increasing longer.
Because Lash Lather’s foaming formula is oil-free, the cleanser won’t interfere with the bond between the extension and your natural lashes. Foam is much gentler on lash extensions than liquid cleansers, which can weigh down extensions and oversaturate your natural lashes. Foaming cleansers are also preferred for use around the eye area, as the formula minimizes the amount of product that can get into the eyes.
You might find that after cleaning your eyelash augmentations, some might drop out. Don’t be alarmed, these lashes have probably reached the point in the growth cycle where lashes naturally fall out. Cleaning your eyelash augmentations will guarantee that these eyelash expansions don’t stack up with eyelash augmentations that aren’t willing to drop out and overload them.
Clean your eyelash extensions with micellar water or baby shampoo
As we mentioned earlier, using products that are not designed to clean eyelash extensions for this purpose. you can lead to irritation and retention issues. While products like baby shampoo serve their purpose well, using baby shampoo to clean the lashes will dry out the natural lashes and compromise the adhesion between the extension and the lashes.
Although micellar water is widely used to remove makeup from the skin, it is unsuitable for use as an eyelash cleanser. Micellar water contains oils that break down the cyanoacrylate in eyelash glue, damaging the bond and hold of the eyelashes.
Cleaning your eyelash extensions at home doesn’t have to be scary
It makes sense to us, you would rather not pass up any of your eyelash expansions, and shampooing your eyelids is irrational. Be that as it may, normal lash washing at home is vital to great lash maintenance and aftercare. Look at the BELO Lash blog for additional tips on putting away eyelash augmentations.