The Ultimate Guide to Lash Lift Aftercare: Enhancing and Maintaining Your Beautiful Lashes

Congratulations on your lash lift! This popular beauty treatment has given your eyes a stunning, wide-open look by lifting your natural lashes from the base to the tip. To ensure that your gorgeous new lift lasts as long as possible and your lashes remain healthy, follow this essential aftercare guide. Incorporating a conditioning treatment in your routine can also play a pivotal role in maintaining the beauty and health of your lashes post-treatment and can give your lashes up to 40% more length than the left before when using between lash lifts. 


What is Lash Lift Aftercare?

Lash lift aftercare encompasses the careful measures and routines followed post-lash lift treatment to maximize the lifts durability and maintain lash health. This essential aftercare begins immediately following the procedure and usually extends over six to eight weeks, focusing on practices that help preserve the lift effect and ensure the lashes remain in top condition.

The Do’s

Keep Them Dry and Untouched

For the first 24 to 48 hours after your lash lift, it’s crucial to keep your lashes dry and untouched. Avoid steamy showers, saunas, and swimming to ensure the lift sets properly. Rubbing or touching your lashes could disrupt the lift or lead to premature shedding.

Be Gentle

When cleansing your face or removing makeup, proceed with caution around your eye area. Opt for gentle, oil-free cleansers and makeup removers to avoid weakening the lift. Pat dry gently—never rub— to protect the delicate structure of your lifted lashes. 

For a gentle yet effective cleansing experience, consider using Launder Foaming Cleanser. Specifically formulated for the delicate skin around the eyes, this cleanser features chamomile, aloe vera, and witch hazel to soothe and cleanse without causing irritation. Its soft, foaming bubbles ensure a thorough cleanse, removing impurities, pollutants, dirt, and eye makeup effortlessly. 

When using any products around your eyes post-lash lift, opt for oil-free options. Oil-based products can dissolve the lift solution applied to your lashes, shortening the lifespan of your curl. Sticking to oil-free makeup and skincare ensures your lash lift remains intact, preserving the beauty of your curled lashes.

Avoid Mascara for the first 24 hours 

Although one of the perks of a lash lift is needing less mascara, if you choose to use it, wait at least a day after the treatment. This waiting period allows your lashes to fully absorb the lift and prevents any unnecessary pulling or tugging that could affect the lift's longevity.

Brush Them Daily

A clean, dry spoolie brush is your best friend post-lash lift. Gently brushing your lashes daily helps maintain their neat, lifted appearance and prevents any crisscrossing or tangling.

Incorporate a Lash Growth Serum

To further enhance and maintain the results of your lash lift, consider adding a lash growth serum to your routine. A quality serum nourishes and strengthens your lashes, promoting healthier growth. The serum can support the natural lash cycle, ensuring that as new lashes grow in, they too benefit from the lift and maintain the stunning, eye-opening effect. 

Sleep on Your Back

Sleeping on your back is crucial after a lash lift. This sleeping position helps prevent your lashes from coming into contact with your pillow, which could press against them and cause the newly acquired lift to become frizzy, ensuring the longevity of your lash lift's beautiful results. 

Schedule Regular Touch-Ups

Lastly, to keep your lashes looking their best, schedule regular touch-ups with your lash lift aritst. Depending on how quickly your lashes grow and shed, you might find a lash lift refresher necessary every 3-4 to four weeks between full lash lifts. 

The Dont’s

Don't Touch Your Lashes

Resist the urge to touch or play with your lashes after getting a lift. Your fingers can easily alter the newly achieved shape, potentially ruining the aesthetic of your newly lifted lashes.

Don't Swim Without Protection

Swimming without goggles in chlorinated pools can harm your lash lift and tint. Chlorine's harsh chemicals can degrade the lift's quality and fade the tint, compromising your lash health.

Don't Use Harsh Cleansers

Incorporate gentle, oil-free cleansing products into your routine to avoid damaging your lash lift. Harsh ingredients or aggressive rubbing can weaken the lift, leading to premature falling or frizzing of lashes.

Don't Opt for Waterproof Makeup

Choose easily removable mascara and eyeliner to avoid harsh removal processes. Waterproof products often require oil-based removers, which can negatively affect the integrity of your lash lift.



Key Questions Answered: Navigating Your Lash Lift Aftercare

How long after a lash lift can I shower?

You should wait at least 24 hours after a lash lift before showering to ensure the lift sets properly. This period allows the lift to fully develop and stabilize, preventing any premature drooping or relaxation of the lashes due to moisture or steam.

How do you take care of eyelashes after a lash lift?

After a lash lift, it's important to avoid getting your lashes wet or applying pressure for the first 24 hours. Use gentle, oil-free cleansers and avoid rubbing your eyes. Incorporating the Sarah Maxwell Beauty Layer Keratin Conditioning Treatment into your routine can further nourish and maintain the health of your lashes. Sleeping on your back helps preserve the shape, and gentle brushing with a clean spoolie keeps them in perfect order. 

How long until I can wear mascara after a lash lift?

You can wear mascara 24 hours after your lash lift. This waiting period ensures the lashes have properly set, reducing the risk of altering the lift. Opt for gentle, easily removable mascara such as this Sculpting Lightweight Mascara by Sarah Maxwell Beauty to maintain the integrity of your lash lift. 

What makeup can I wear after a lash lift?

Post the 24-hour period of no makeup, a gentle and lightweight mascara can enhance your already lifted lashes, but choose lightweight formulas to avoid drying them out. Eyeliner and eyeshadow are also fine but opt for gentle, easy-to-remove products to maintain the integrity of your lash lift. The Launder eye-makeup remover is perfect for this.

Can you brush your lashes after a lash lift?

Yes, gently brushing your lashes with a clean, dry spoolie after a lash lift is recommended. This daily care step helps maintain their neat, lifted appearance and should be done after the initial 24-hour setting period to avoid impacting the lift's results. 


By following these simple aftercare tips and incorporating a conditioning treatment into your routine, you can enjoy beautiful, lifted lashes for longer. Not only will you enhance the immediate results of your lash lift, but you'll also contribute to the long-term health and beauty of your lashes.