How to Shower With Lash Extensions

Do you know how to shower with lash extensions properly? Read on for tips and tricks on how to do it. Maintaining your lashes is essential, but sometimes it’s hard when you need to bathe or shower.

You want to avoid shampoo or soap in your eyes, not get water under the band of your lash extensions and make sure you don’t pull out any of the lashes by accident.

As lash extensions become more popular, knowing how to take care of them becomes more important. Whether you are a lash extension novice or have been getting them for years, here are some helpful pointers that will help you maintain healthy-looking lashes.

How to Shower With Lash Extensions

10 Ways on How to Shower With Lash Extensions:

Here we mentioned ten ways on how to shower with lash extensions.

1. Avoid Taking Hot Showers:

Hot water can loosen many types of glue and adhesive in lash extensions. Avoid taking a hot shower unless you have a waterproof method of protecting your lashes.

2. Use a Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover:

When removing your makeup at night, be sure to use an oil-based remover. Avoid using hot water as much as possible, as this can cause your makeup to run. Instead, I would recommend using a cotton pad soaked in makeup remover to remove your makeup gently.

3. Use Coconut Oil:

When trying to remove glue from your lash extensions, coconut oil is one of the best tools to remove glue from the skin. It works well on most fabrics and is great for eliminating water-based glue; just be gentle when using it around the eyes.

4. Use Drip Dry Adhesive Remover:

If you cannot get 100% of the adhesive out with coconut oil or an eye makeup remover during your nightly routine, use drip dry adhesive remover to help dissolve what remains and make it easier to remove in the morning.

5. Foil Your Eyes:

If you are having trouble sleeping or want to avoid getting adhesive in your eyes, then try applying a piece of aluminum foil over your eyelids before bed. This will not allow the glue to stick to your lid and also helps reduce damage if you roll onto the lashes at night.

6. Use Oil-Based Makeup Removers:

If you don’t have an extra remover or coconut oil on hand, then use an oil-based remover instead. Oil-based makeup removers work just as well to remove adhesive and will not cause any form of damage.

7. Pamper Lashes After Shower:

After a shower, be sure to treat your lashes with a lot of love and care. This is the best time to apply makeup, oils, serums, or coconut oil onto your lash extensions. Be gentle when applying things onto the skin around the eyes so you don’t disturb your extensions.

8. Soak Lashes In Oil:

If you have a lot of glue to remove, then soak your lashes in oil for at least an hour before removing them. This helps loosen the glue and will make the removal process much easier. You can do this with coconut or olive oil or whatever other types of oils you want to use.

9. Take a Shower Before Bed:

If you’re trying to remove lashes and don’t have any removers or oil on hand, then simply take a hot shower before bed. This will loosen the glue and make it easy to remove later. Just be sure not to let the water directly hit your eyes since this can cause damage.

10. Wear Protective Eye Gear:

If you’re trying to remove lashes at the gym or are tired of having problems with them, try wearing protective eye gear. This will keep your lashes safe from harm and help avoid any damage that may occur.

Things to Consider When Showering With Lash Extensions:

Things to Consider When Showering With Lash Extensions

1. If you use an oil-free or water-based cleanser, there is no need to wash your extensions again after the shower. This is because oil and other dirt particles will not stick to extensions as easily as they would to bare lashes.

2. Water heat softens the adhesive bond between your natural lashes and lashes extensions. Once softened, lashes can come out easily if you rub your eyes too much. This is why keeping the water away from your eyes is important.

3. During the first week of wearing extensions, you should avoid doing activities that might pull them off your lashes (working out, sweating heavily, swimming). After that, however, if you are careful and take proper precautions, it is safe to take showers with lash extensions.

4. You may experience a little discomfort or irritation in the eyes when you first start showering with lash extensions, but it should go away within an hour of showering. The redness might be due to the adhesive that was used during application and can affect people differently.

5. If you want to cover lashes during showering, you can cover them with waterproof or hypoallergenic tape after applying mascara. Waterproof tape is more secure than hypoallergenic adhesive bandages.

Instructions: How to Shower With Lash Extensions

Follow the step-by-step guide on how to shower with lash extensions.

Step 1:

Moisten a washcloth with lukewarm water and wring it out before placing it over your closed eyes. Leave the washcloth on for 10 minutes to help soften the adhesive, then remove it from your eyes. Repeat this process if necessary.

Step 2:

Fill a plastic spray bottle with lukewarm water. Lightly mist your lashes to loosen the adhesive and wipe gently with fingers or a disposable makeup remover pad.

Step 3:

Dip a damp, soft washcloth into a bowl filled with warm water and a safe cleanser, such as Castile, coconut, or olive oil soap. Gently wipe the eyelash extension from the base of your lashes to the tips until they are completely clean and free from the product.

Continue to dip the washcloth in warm water and wipe your lashes until all adhesives are removed.

Step 4:

Place a few drops of lash conditioner on your fingertips, then massage them gently into your natural lashes. Let it sit for 60 seconds, then rinse with room temperature water.

 rinse with room temperature water.

Step 5:

In the shower, wet your face and apply a steamy towel over your closed eyes to help open them. Next, dip another washcloth into warm water, wring it out and place it on top of your eyelashes for 1 minute. Repeat as necessary until all adhesive has been removed from your lashes.

Step 6:

Gently towel-blot your eyes to dry them. Use a clean, disposable mascara wand or lash comb with plastic teeth to separate the lashes and remove any additional adhesive that may still be on your lash line.

Step 7:

Apply another coat of lash conditioner if desired, then carefully apply individual false lashes back onto your natural lash line. Let the adhesive completely dry before applying mascara.

Step 8:

Apply an all-natural, oil-free moisturizer to lashes and surrounding skin to condition and hydrate. Avoid using waterproof makeup remover on your lash extensions as it can break down the adhesive used to attach them.


Remember that eyelash extension are fragile! Be gentle when removing your lash extensions. Be sure to moisturize the base of your lashes and along your lash line before applying new lash extension sets or mascara!

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1. Leave the showerhead on the lowest setting possible

2. Put Vaseline around your eyes before you get in the shower so that water doesn’t seep into your natural lashes and ruin them

3. When drying off with a towel after showering, use a gentle patting motion rather than rubbing, which can pull out eyelashes.

4. Apply gentle pressure to the eye area when sleeping. By doing this, you are helping the natural lash adhesive to set/dry well.

5. Keep your eye area hydrated with a good daily moisturizer. This will make the lashes appear fuller and more luscious.

6. Use a gentle eye makeup remover to remove mascara before going to bed, do not pull out any lashes while removing the product.

7. Avoid putting oil-based products directly on your lash lines, such as Vaseline or coconut oil, because these can damage the lashes.

8. Only use oil-free makeup removers and avoid petroleum jelly, in general, to keep lash extensions safe from unnecessary harm.

Can I Wash My Face in the Shower With Eyelash Extensions?

YES! You can wash your face in the shower while wearing lash extensions! Washing your face is an important part of daily care for your new eyelashes. To do this, close your eyes and gently pour water over them while holding a cup under your eye. Then, gently cleanse the water with gentle soap around the lash line.

If you have a favorite cleanser that you normally use to wash your face, you can continue to use it even when you have mascara on your lashes. Just make sure to use some eye makeup remover wipes first, to help get all of the mascara off. You should also consult with your Lash Stylist beforehand, to find out what type of cleanser works best for your lashes.


It’s important to take care of your extensions by using shampoo and conditioner, but you can also use oil-free products that are not too harsh. It would help if you washed with a gentle cleanser in the morning, then apply an eye cream or moisturizer at night.

Be sure to avoid any product containing alcohol because it will dry out your eyes and skin!

Lastly, be mindful when removing makeup so as not to tug on delicate lashes. Follow these simple tips for maintaining lash extensions during this crucial period before they need to be taken off. You’ll have beautiful-looking eyes until the very end!

In addition, we hope that these tips have helped you learn how to shower with lash extensions.

Angela Ervin

Angela Ervin

Angela is the executive editor of DIY quickly. She began her career as an interior designer before applying her strategic and creative passion to lifestyle and home. She has close to 15 years of experience in creative writing and online content strategy for housekeeping, home decorations as well as other niche efforts. She loves her job and has the privilege of working with an extraordinary team. She lives with her husband, two sons, and daughter in Petersburg. When she's not busy working she spent time with her family.

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