Lash extensions provide a subtle, natural-looking lift and are great if you’re going on holiday and don’t want to be worrying about applying makeup. However, those who are new to lash extensions might be wondering: can you swim with lash extensions?
In this article, I cover all things eyelash extensions, so you can make an informed decision before committing to them.
Can You Swim With Lash Extensions Without Ruining Them?
One of the most incredible things about lash extensions is that they’re relatively durable as long as you take a few precautions.
But can you swim with lash extensions? Yes, you can definitely go swimming with your lash extensions without fear of them falling out. Just invest in a good pair of swimming goggles and avoid extended periods in saltwater or chlorinated pools.
Since chlorine and saltwater can weaken lash glue and damage fake lashes, it’s vital to wear goggles if you’re in heavily treated pools or swimming in the sea.
Freshwater does far less damage to lash extensions, although you should still be careful not to rub your eyes too much after taking a dip.
How Long To Wait Before Getting Eyelash Extensions Wet
The old advice recommends waiting for at least 48 hours before you get your lashes wet. But now, you can wait for a minimum of four hours. This is especially true if the lash tech used a cyanoacrylate adhesive. This type of lash glue dries and cures right after the session. If your lash artist uses a nanomist, it also helps quicken the curing time of your lash adhesive. Before, the adhesives used during lash extension treatments needed at least two days to completely cure. Now, lash glues have been developed with a quicker curing time. So you don’t have to wait too long for the adhesive to strongly secure your lash extensions. After the waiting period, you can proceed to perform activities that involve your lashes getting wet. Yep! This includes swimming. But take note that you still need to confirm with your lash technician about this. Ask if you can immediately wet your lashes just to make sure you don’t experience any issues.
Lash Extension Care After Swimming
- Wash Your Lashes With An Oil-Free Cleanser
- Rinse Your Lashes Thoroughly With Water
- Dry Them Carefully After Washing