When people think about getting eyelash extensions for the first time, they usually have some questions. One of these questions that comes up a lot is: “can you get eyelash extensions wet?”
The answer to this question is yes. You can get your lash extensions wet, but not right away!
Want to know why?
- Lash pros use a special glue
- That glue can take some time to set and dry
- The bond of the glue can be weakened with moisture if it hasn’t had time to set
- If the glue hasn’t completely dried, moisture can wash some of the glue away
Here’s a more detailed explanation of how moisture can affect your lash extensions.
Lashes and Water
Understanding the process of applying eyelash extensions can help answer the question of whether it’s ok to get them wet. When you go in for your eyelash extensions, your lash professional will use a specialty glue made for lashes to apply the lash extension to your natural eyelashes. If you take proper care of your extensions, they should last until the natural lash itself falls out. Your lash extensions will typically last around six to eight weeks which is a full growth cycle of natural eyelashes.
One of the most important things to remember is that the glue will take some time to dry and set. As a general rule, you should wait at least 48 hours before getting any moisture near your lashes after getting a set of extensions. While this is a good rule to follow, it may be a little different depending on the type of glue your lash pro uses. To be safe, ask how long you should wait before getting your eyelashes wet.
Once you get your first set of extensions, it’s important to maintain them. You’ll want to see your lash pro once every few weeks to have them filled. It’s helpful to clean your lashes regularly. We recommend using a lash safe cleanser and a soft eyeshadow brush for this routine. Also use a downward motion to clean your lashes and pat them dry, never rub or pull them! This will help keep your lashes looking fresh and new for longer.Learn How To Clean Your Eyelash Extensions
Preparing for Lash Extensions
In order to give your extensions the time they need to bond to your natural lashes, make sure you do everything involving water before your appointment with your lash pro. You will want to schedule your appointment for a day when you don’t have any plans at the lake or by the pool. Also, you will probably want to take a shower right before your appointment. Sweat could also interfere with the bonding process, so avoid steam rooms or doing anything intense right after getting your extensions applied.
When You get Your Lashes Wet
Once the glue on your lash extensions has had enough time to dry you won’t have to worry about getting them wet or submerging them in water. Depending on the type of glue and extensions are used, this time can vary, but typically you should wait about 24 hours before submerging them in water.
There are a few more things you can do to make sure they last for as long as possible:
- When you do get your lashes wet, don’t dry them off or rub them with a towel. Instead dab above and below your lashes.
- If you’re going to the beach or pool, be careful when you apply sunscreen. Avoid putting sunscreen on your eyelids. The oil from the sunscreen can break down the glue causing your extensions to fall out. Try wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes instead.
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