IY Cosmetics | how to shower with eyelash extensions

In this guide, you are going to learn how to shower with eyelash extensions safely without damaging your eyes and lash extensions glue.

Eyelash extensions are artificial attachments used by most fashionable ladies to improve the length, curliness, and thickness of their natural eyelashes.

Eyelash extensions have become one of the wide beauty trends among women.

The beauty trend is common among women with thin eyelash extensions. This helps them improve their look and the general architecture of their eyes.

However, it is not uncommon to see eyelash extensions on the eyes of women with sufficient natural eyelashes. Start with this video to learn practical work on how to shower with eyelash extensions safely.

Because it is believed that lash extensions may prevent your eyes from excessive dust and debris while improving your look.

The use of eyelash extensions has become widely accepted by most fashionable ladies, especially during special occasions like festival ceremonies, weddings, and special gatherings.

But, the question is, how do you shower with eyelash extensions without getting them wet or damaged?

When your eyelash extensions are applied, your lash technician will recommend you avoid the shower for about one day. This helps attach your natural eyelashes firmly to the eyelash extensions via an adhesive glue.

And once the glue properly attached your natural eyelashes to the lash extensions, you can take your shower without any problem or damage.

     Aftercare And Tips For Showering With Eyelash Extensions

    • Never apply an oil-based sunscreen on your eyelash extensions
    • Avoid taking a shower under the shower stream
    • Do not try to pull your eyelash extensions 
    • Wear a protective spectacles during bath
    • Use clean cotton pads to clear any dirt around eyelash extensions
    • Never try to use oil-based cleansers on your eyelash extensions
    • Use tea tree oil and cotton pads to remove dirt on or around your eyelash extensions
    • Refill your eyelash extensions every 2 to 3 weeks. This helps prevent microbial growth like lash lice

    What Happens If I get My Eyelash Extensions Wet?

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    It depends on which you wet your eyelash extensions. If you take a shower immediately after eyelash extensions filling, there is a high chance that your lash extensions may get wet and fall out.

    This is because during this time the adhesive glue is not fully dry and attach the lash extensions to your natural eyelashes. And so, the glue can easily get wet and lose its adhesive nature.

    It is recommended that you should give at least 24 hours bath break after your eyelash extensions application.

    How Do You Keep Eyelash Extensions Dry In The Shower?

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    You can keep your eyelash extensions dry during shower by wearing a protective goggle and avoiding shower close to the shower stream.

    Can I Wet My Eyelash Extensions After 24 Hours?

    That is what most lash extensions technicians recommend. But, the quality of the adhesive material also differs.

    You can have your bath after 24 hours or 48 of lash extensions filling. But, make sure you wear a goggle during bathing that will help prevent your lash extensions from damage.

    Related: eyelash extensions before and after with pictures

    Can I Shower 12 Hours After Eyelash Extensions?

    That is mostly not recommended: taking bath after 12 hours of lash extensions filling. Taking a shower after 12 hours of lash extensions application may lead to damage to the lash glue, and can also make your eyelash extensions to fall out.

    How Do I Wash My Face With Eyelash Extensions?

    Below are some tips to help you wash your face with eyelash extensions:

    • Make sure your eyelash extensions are dried after application, typically after 24 hours of application
    • Do not pull lash extensions. Be gentle, and wash the face with extreme care
    • Wash your face with a washcloth, but do not include eyelash extensions area
    • Never use an oil-based cleanser to wash your face

    Related: The ultimate beginners' guide to eyelash extensions

    Does Crying Ruin Eyelash extensions?

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    Try not to cry during eyelash extensions curing time. This helps prevent damage to the glue.

    Your crying shows that you are allergic to the eyelash extensions primers and glue. It will be better if you can avoid the lash extensions.

    How Do You Clean Eyelash Extensions After Crying?

    Use dry clean cotton pads and gently wipe out all the tear that is coming out. I think you are crying because of the pain. You can reduce the pain by using teat oil. That will help reduce irritation and pain.

    Does Salt Water Affect Lash Extensions?

    Salt can dissolve the adhesive glue and this can make your lash extensions to fall out.

    How I can Make Lash Extensions Last Longer?

    • You can sleep on your back
    • Do not put your head under steam and shower stream
    • Do not use oil-based cleansing cosmetics
    • Brush your eyelash extensions gently before and after bedtime
    • Refill your lash extensions every 2 to 3 weeks

    Why Are My Lash Extensions Itchy?

    The gaseous substances that are present in lash adhesive material can transfer from the glue to your eyes, which can cause eyes redness, and this makes the whiter part of your eyes red and itchy.

    Why Do My Lash Extensions Fall Out So Fast?

    There are 4 possible reasons that can cause your eyelash extensions to fall put fast
    These are:

    • Maybe you shower or wet your lash extensions before curing time
    • Your eyelashes grow faster naturally
    • The lash extensions glue is not qualitative or incorrectly applied
    • Maybe you apply an oil-based cosmetic products on or around your lash extensions

    Can I Use Makeup Wipes On Eyelash Extensions?

    It is important to pay close attention when removing makeup from your eyelash extensions area. It is recommended not to use makeup wipes, so as not to make your lash extensions to fall out. Use oil-free cosmetic cleansers to remove dirt from your eyelash extensions.

    How Many Lashes Are In A Full Set?

    Normally, an average person takes roughly 70  eyelash extensions per individual eye or 140 lashes for a full set.

    In general, one case of eyelash extensions will make about 21 full sets. The normal full set of lash extensions falls in the range of 2 to 3 sizes.

    This means an eyelash extensions technician should have at least 4 different types of eyelash extensions sizes on hand.

    Are Eyelash Extensions Worth It?

    Seriously, eyelash extensions are not for everyone.

    The time and money you need to invest are not for everyone to endure.
    However, it may be worth the money if you are ready for the makeup.


    You need to endure and have patience when you filled your natural eyelashes with lash extensions. From taking shower to eyelash extensions refiling.

    Ensure that you follow all the necessary guidelines given to you by the eyelash extensions technician.

    Then, if you do that you will be left with no problems.

    Additionally, if you experience any abnormal changes, refer the case to your doctor. This prevents further damage to your eyes.

    We hope this guide gives you a solid understanding of how to shower with eyelash extensions. Let's hear your opinion in the comment section below.


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    Masud, Maliha et al. “Eyelid Cosmetic Enhancements and Their Associated Ocular Adverse Effects.” Medical hypothesis, discovery & innovation ophthalmology journal vol. 8,2 (2019): 96-103.

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    1. Great post! Thanks for sharing that knowledge with us! I can't use eyelash extension yet, so I take advantage of this time and improve my eyelashes. I loved Latisse, but it is very pricey. So I decided to purchase the generic version of Latisse which is the Careprost. So happy ❤️ I finally found ‘HOTLASH247’ in Google and got careprost (same as Latisse, but it’s a way cheaper, thanks girls 😊). There is no difference to me. Latisse and Careprost are the same thing. I could never go back to my normal lashes now. I have had phenomenal results with it. It is well worth the money for me. After trying it, I will never be without it! My lashes are twice as long and thick and I am already being asked if they’re natural, to which I can happily respond ”Yes”!

    2. Thanks for sharing, but it is always important to consult your doctor before you sacrifice your eyelashes for lashing.

      Because what works for someone may not work on another person.


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