How to clean your Eyelash Extensions to make them last longer

How to clean your Eyelash Extensions

to make them last longer


How to clean your eyelash extensions

If you are a Lash Tech that had proper training you will know the importance of cleaning your lash extensions. If you are not really sure then hopefully you will have a better understanding on how to clean your eyelash extensions with this blog post and the above video. How to clean your eyelash extensions

So why do we actually need to clean them? Shouldn’t they last longer if we don’t touch them at all? Nope!

How to clean your eyelash extensions

How to clean your eyelash extensions. well…In this case they weren’t cleaned for 3 weeks!!!


This is a big misconception that I hear on an everyday basis.

Not cleaning your lashes will result in oiliness, residue, dirt and grime build up in your lashes which will break down the lash glue. Oils and Lash glue don’t like each other.How to clean your eyelash extensions

You can also end up with all sorts of disgusting infections. Here is an example of what can happen if you don’t clean your lashes for 3 weeks straight. ( Photo credit to Carmen)

How to clean your Eyelash Extensions?




So here is now how you can remove the eye makeup and how to clean eyelash extensions from beginning to end. Watch the above Video for more clarification.

1. Remove access makeup above and under the eyes with a cotton round and “Simple” Remover. Or you can clean entire face ( not lashes) with your facial cleanser.

2. Use a Cleanser, formulated for Eyelash Extensions. Use a soft brush or your fingers in a gentle downwards motion to remove dirt from lash extensions. Do not rub back and forth too hard.

Here are the Cleansers that I use and rotate.

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3. Rinse thoroughly with cold water until all access is removed. How to clean your Eyelash Extensions

Repeat if necessary.

4. Carefully pat dry with a paper towel or towel. Do not rub.

5.  Using a mascara wand, brush the lashes upwards to detangle any lashes.
You can use a blow-dryer on a COLD setting, blowing upwards to dry the lashes whilst brushing them into shape.

Repeat DAILY, I prefer to do it at night as this is when most of the dirt has built up. Plus I just like a real nice squeaky clean face before I go to bed.


If you don’t have much money you can also mix your own Eyelash Extensions Shampoo. It’s easy BUT I am telling you right now, it’s not as good as Lash Shampoo that was specifically designed for this reason and you will also need to mix up a fresh batch every 2-3 days, otherwise the water will start to build up with bacteria.


Here is the DIY Eyelash Extensions Shampoo Recipe.

DIY Eyelash Extensions Recipe

How to clean your Eyelash Extensions?

how to clean eyelash extensions Here is the new cleanser I was trying out for the 1st time in the Video above.

If you would like to read more about it CLICK HERE

There are many types of cleanser on the market. Make sure the ones you use are actually designed for Eyelash Extensions. Glycols, an ingredient that is used in a lot of facial cleanser and body washes is used as a humectant but can actually break down the glue bond over time.

So try and stay away from them if you want to clean your lashes. Obviously they are fine to use on your face.

Make sure to show your clients how to clean their lashes to avoid disaster like the above picture shows. How to clean your eyelash extensions should be simple and quick but effective.

I always give my clients and aftercare sheet as well to be double save.I hope this helped. Showing your clients pics like the above one will help them to start cleaning their lashes properly.

Stay awesome and don’t forget to sparkle




Julia Mann

International Eyelash Extensions Trainer, Lash Tribe

M: 0433063053
Skype: juliamann81
Stay awesome and don’t forget to sparkle! xxx


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  3. Cecilia on July 17, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Do you have the link to the cleansing brush you used? The link above doesn’t work. Is it an eyeshadow brush? Thanks!

  4. Patti on December 13, 2017 at 1:46 am

    Thanks for your very informative video Julia. I believe you said to not use a sealer after you cleanse the lashes. My instructor told us we should recommend to our clients that they use one to prolong the life of the extensions and health of the lashes. Can you please explain your opinion, if I heard it correctly? Thanks!

  5. Elaine on March 25, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Great video Julia. Agree with absolutely everything you said, with the exception of the part about getting lashes wet. I do a post lash cleanse immediately when I finish applying the lashes. This is how I was taught. I don’t have any problems with retention. Plus it helps to remove the fumes that could cause irritation when you first open your eyes. Do you agree with this now? Thanks.

  6. Lisi on April 28, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    You are just lovely taking your time and sharing all these with us.
    Thank you.

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