WHY YOU SHOULD CLEAN
I'm sure I'm not the only person who has tried to pull off old glue from strip lashes and damaged them in
the process. Before I got into makeup, I believed that lashes were a single-use beauty product and would throw
them out after wearing them. When in reality, a good quality strip lash could be used multiple times with some
TLC. Cleaning your falsies will help extend their life and save you money in the long run.
Here are some tips and tricks on how to clean and sanitize your lashes to keep them
WHAT YOU WILL
- A shallow bowl.
- A kettle with hot/boiling water.
- Paper towel.
- Mascara wand.
- Sanitising spray/brush cleaner.
STEP 1: SOAK YOUR
First and foremost, wash your hands before handling your lashes.
Boil your kettle. While the water is heating, set up your work space. Lay out your
paper towel. Next to it, sit your shallow bowl down and pour some shampoo into it.
Once the water is boiled, place your lashes in the bowl and pour the water over them.
Stir the water and lashes slightly so that the shampoo is mixed in well.
You want to soak your lashes for approximately 5 minutes to loosen the glue. In this
period of time, you will notice specs of mascara and eyeliner starting to come off on their own. The old glue
will also start turning a lighter colour. This will help distinguish which part of the lash is glue and which is
the lash band.
STEP 2: BRUSH
Grab your tweezers and hold your lash in place whilst still submerged in the water.
Run your mascara wand through the lashes. Even though the shampoo and hot water has loosened the old makeup, we
want to brush through the lashes to make sure they're thoroughly cleaned.
STEP 3: REMOVE
Pick up your lash in your hand. Using your tweezers, slowly and gently start to
remove the clumps of glue. Make sure you only latch onto the glue and avoid the band. After removing the glue
along the band, run the pointy end of your tweezers through the lash hairs to remove any glue that may be
STEP 4: DRY
Lay your lashes onto the paper towel. Using a second sheet, pat your lashes dry.
We want to remove as much excess water from them as we can. Brush through your lashes again to remove any
remaining grit that may be present. This also helps them dry a lot quicker and gives them their wispy shape
SPRAY YOUR LASHES
Using a brush
cleaner spray, lightly spray over the lashes. This step is optional, but I prefer giving
them a spray to make sure they're extra clean. After this step, you will want to brush your lashes again
with your mascara wand.
SHAPE YOUR LASHES
Once you've thoroughly cleaned your lashes, the lash band can sometimes lose its
shape. Use the original packaging the lash came in to create the curve again and to store them. If the lash
isn't sticking to the packaging itself, you can use a small amount of lash glue on the ends to adhere it.
Once again, brush through the lashes whilst it's in the packaging. This can be a bit tricky if your wand is
straight. A trick I like to use is to bend the disposable mascara wand on an angle to get to the
After this process is complete, your lashes should look fresh and ready to wear
again. Hope this information helps and let us know your favourite way to clean your lashes!