How to Carefully Clean Your Eyelash Extensions Without Losing Any to the Sink

Eyelash extensions have the power to completely change a beauty routine. Instead of waking up looking drowsy and bleary-eyed, having to reach for a curler and multiple coats of mascara, we simply wash our faces and head out the door—no eye makeup necessary. There's just something about the major lift and length of extensions that makes us look perennially wide awake (even if we feel half-conscious and in desperate need of caffeine). As one beauty blogger put it while attending a skincare launch event a few months back, "with eyelash extensions, you wake up and you're ready to go." Too true.

While lash extensions are convenient and time-saving, they're not always easy to clean. At least, not if you're a lash extension newbie. Whether you applied makeup atop your extensions or you just feel that they're in need of some upkeep, cleaning them can easily result in tiny black filaments littering the bottom of the bathroom sink. That's not ideal, especially if it's long before the six-week mark (which is how long they'll last with proper care). So in order to keep your lashes in place and your money in your wallet, keep scrolling to learn how to properly clean lash extensions, according to experts.