Are Eyelash Extensions Waterproof?

Summer feels like it’s finally here to stay (though we don’t want to jinx it)!

The warm weather means getting ready for so many fun activities. Swimming in lakes and the ocean and getting good and sweaty during those long bike rides and outdoor yoga and bootcamp sessions.

That brings us to the one question we get asked more than any other when the summer rolls in: Are eyelash extensions waterproof?

We get lots of clients coming in for summer lashes because they want a glamorous look that’s also low maintenance—because who has extra time to spend getting ready when the sun is shining?!

In fact, eyelash extensions are perfect for summer (well they’re perfect year round, but especially summer). And they will last just as long as any other time of the year, as long as you adhere to some easy-to-follow advice.

To make it easy, here’s a quick guide to summer lash extension maintenance.  

Can I get my eyelash extensions wet?

Absolutely you can! But wait 24 hours after your appointment to do anything that will result in your new lashes coming into contact with anything wet.

Can I go swimming with eyelash extensions?

After 24 hours has passed, the adhesive has set and your lashes are out of the danger zone. Swim away!

Can I do a sweaty workout with my new lashes?

As long as it’s 24 hours after your initial appointment, we encourage it!

Perhaps you’ve noticed a pattern here. The hard and fast rule is: no water or sweat or liquid of any kind on your new lashes for 24 hours after your appointment. The adhesive needs time to cure and water will disrupt that process.

After 24 hours, you can live your life like you normally would. Run, swim, do yoga, cliff jump, sky dive. Live it up!

Just one more quick word of caution

While water won’t do much to wreck your lashes after the glue has set, oily products can begin to break down the lash adhesive. Things like oil-based cleansers and suntan lotion can affect the lash glue your technician uses.

So take extra precautions to keep cleansers and lotions away from your eyes. You might want to switch out aerosol spray-on suntan lotion for one you can rub on, that way you’ll have more control over where it goes. The same thing goes with your daily facial cleanser. Slow down and take time to ensure that your product does not get into your lashes.

And, as always, try not to excessively rub your lashes or meddle with them too much. When properly done, eyelash extensions are pretty resilient, but the better care you take of them, the longer they will last.

If you have any questions about our online lash course and online brow course or if you’d like to book an appointment to glamorize your look for the summer, give us a call.

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