If you’ve just had eyelash extensions put in, you might be wondering how to shower with them without messing them up. Since your lashes are not your own, you need to take special care of them and ensure that they last as long as possible, so the following instructions will help you understand the do’s and don’ts of showering with lash extensions. For example, forceful water pressure can damage your extensions’ retention, so avoid aiming the showerhead directly at your lashes or using high-pressure jets; instead, turn around and let the water run off the back of your head.
Tips On How to Shower with Lash Extensions
- Make sure you have your lash extension consultation before getting the procedure done to know what products will help protect your lash extensions.
- Avoid aiming the showerhead directly at your lashes or using high-pressure jets when showering. 2a. To protect your extensions, turn around and let the water run off the back of your head instead of hitting it directly on that area. You can also cup water in your hands to gently wash your face while avoiding contact with our lash extension area.
- Always take out your mascara first! When removing makeup, always start with the eyes and then move down to the lips.
- Only use makeup remover wipes if necessary; it’s best not to wear eye makeup when showering with lash extensions.
- Remember not to get your lashes wet from these eye makeup remover wipes!
Start Washing Before Turning on The Water
Here are a few helpful tips for avoiding an unwanted disaster when you take a shower. Avoid aiming the water straight at your lashes or using high-pressure jets if you have lash extensions. To protect your lashes, turn around and let the water run off the back of your head, or try cupping water in your hands and gently washing your face. This will ensure that they stay put.
When you’re ready to get wet, tuck hair behind your ears
If you want to clean your hair, scrub down your body, or give yourself a quick rinse in the shower while keeping your eyelash extensions intact, there are some steps you can take to avoid the pressure of direct water hitting your lashes. The first tip is simple: grab a shower cap and put it on securely before turning on the water. Turn around and let the water run off the back of your head. You can also cup water in your hands to gently wash your face. Remember that forceful water pressure can damage your extensions’ retention, so be sure not to aim the showerhead directly at them or use high-pressure jets.
Showering and wearing eyelash extensions can be a tricky balancing act. When showering, force the water pressure away from your eyes by turning your head slightly or by turning around and letting the water run off the back of your head. To protect lashes against the high pressure of a jet spray, cup water in your hands and gently wash your face with it. You can also hold wet clothes over where you want to wash them, so they stay gentle.
Use short bursts of warm/cool water
The key is short, gentle bursts of warm or cool water. Turn around and let the water run off the back of your head. Cup water in your hands to gently wash your face, but don’t use high-pressure jets that could pull at your lashes and cause them to become unattached. You should also avoid aiming the showerhead directly at your lashes because this can damage the extension’s retention!
Gently scrub with a mild shampoo
Gently scrub your face, making sure to go around the eyes. After shampooing and rinsing your hair, rinse the conditioner from your face using a cup of water. Avoid aiming the showerhead directly at your lashes or using high-pressure jets. To protect your extensions, turn around and let the water run off the back of your head.
Pat skin dry instead of rubbing vigorously
Please don’t use a hair dryer or a hairdryer because its heat will damage your extensions. It also makes it harder for the adhesive on your lashes to keep hold of the hair on top of your real lashes. In addition, avoid using excessive amounts of makeup remover, which can get into your lash line and leave a black residue that builds up over time, potentially causing you to lose the lashes from the lash line.
Brush hair away from your face first thing in the morning
It’s easy for the water from your hair and washing your face to slip right down into your newly-installed lash extensions. That’s why one of the most important steps in your morning routine is to brush your hair away from your face as soon as you wake up. Brush it over your head and off to the side so that it won’t fall onto or drip over the top of your eyes while brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash.
Don’t touch your eyes
One of the biggest no-nos is touching your eyes. Touching your eyes can remove the carefully applied glue and cause your lashes to start falling out more quickly. In other words, don’t touch your eyes unless you have to! Once a day, try an oil-based makeup remover: After cleansing your face in the morning or evening, take a cotton pad dipped in an oil-based makeup remover and swipe it over each eye area. Then wait for five minutes before wiping off with a clean cotton pad. These cleansers are gentle on your lashes but tough on stubborn waterproof mascara that clings to every last lash shaft after hours of wear.
Don’t swim until after 24 hours
Many women cannot bear to let go of their beloved lashes after they have spent so much time and money getting them. But, if you’re a swimmer, swimming for just a few minutes will damage you enough that the extensions won’t last long. For this reason, the best thing to do is wait at least 24 hours before hopping in the pool.
As you can see, there are a few ways that you can still take care of your lashes when they’re not attached. Now, take care of yourself!