How To Fix Twisted Eyelash Extensions At Home

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Eyelash extensions give your eyes a huge boost. Not only do they give your lashes length and make your eyes pop, but the end result also makes you feel even more confident in your appearance overall.

So, if you happen to wake up from a good night’s sleep, and your eyelash extensions are twisted and bent, or you’ve ended up rubbing your eyes by accident, leaving a tangled mess of your lashes, then you’ll want to do something about it — and fast!

In this article, I’ll show you how to fix twisted eyelash extensions at home, to help relieve any anxiety you might be feeling from this wonky situation you now find yourself in.


What Causes Eyelash Extensions to Twist?

The most common issue that leads to twisted eyelash extensions is not following the guidance given to you by your lash artist.

Did you shower too soon? Maybe you slept the wrong way? Did you use waterproof mascara, or an eyelash curler?

If you’re a seasoned wearer of eyelash extensions, then you’ve probably discovered ways to make sure that they don’t become twisted, especially since you are used to following the correct aftercare routine. 

However, if you’re new to wearing eyelash extensions, it can feel like a complete disaster if they become twisted. And if this happens to you, it can cause a bit of panic.

The right aftercare routine is extremely important because it will help to eliminate the possibility of your eyelash extensions becoming twisted in the first place.

The right aftercare routine is extremely important because it will help to eliminate the possibility of your eyelash extensions becoming twisted in the first place.

For instance, for the first two days after having them applied to your natural eyelashes, you should absolutely avoid getting them wet. This means you can’t wash your eyes, and should probably even avoid taking a shower because water could splash on them accidentally. 

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This is a vital step because if water comes into contact with the glue that was used to bond your lash extensions to your natural eyelashes, the glue can become brittle. Brittle adhesive can cause the extensions to fall off.


How To Fix Twisted Eyelash Extensions At Home

Here’s a guide to fixing twisted lashes at home. There are a few things that you can do to remedy this situation. 

1. Brush your Lashes with a Spoolie

If you’ve woken up with twisted lashes, then the first thing you can do is let your lash technician know that this has happened. Informing them will ensure that they will try a different technique the next time you visit to have your lash extensions applied.

You’ll want to do this, because the lash extensions used may have been too thick or too heavy for your natural lashes. 

Did you choose the mega volume lashes?

This can even happen after a couple of weeks of growth, because your natural lashes haven’t been able to hold the weight of the extensions, so they can twist in different directions.

Also, if your natural lashes happen to grow faster than usual, then it’s a possibility. However, your lash extensions can also become twisted if residue has built up along the lash line.

To remedy this situation, all you need to do is give your lash extensions a quick brush with the wand of a mascara brush, which is also known as a spoolie. 

Do this every morning to make sure that you keep them looking their best. Use a spoolie that’s been cleansed properly, and gently run it through your natural lashes and the extensions, using a clean finger as leverage as you do so.

2. Clean Your Extensions

Carefully clean your lash extensions every few days. This is especially important if you wear makeup. Any residue left along your lash line can cause your extensions to become twisted and bent if it’s not removed properly. 

Jassin’s Lash Shampoo and Eyelash Extension Cleanser Kit  is an easy-to-use foam cleanser that gets rid of dirt, natural oils, or makeup residue that has built up on your lash extensions.

It is a non-toxic formula, so doesn’t contain harsh chemicals like parabens, sulfates, or mineral oils, which means it’s also suitable for all skin types, as well as those with sensitive eyes.

If you rather not use a dedicated product like the one above, then you can also safely use distilled water and a spoolie to clean your lash extensions every couple of days. 

You can even allow water to run down your face in the shower, and gently use the spoolie on your lash extensions afterwards — definitely don’t rub them dry with a towel!

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3. Choose the Right Products

Waking up each morning with luscious and full lashes is something most of us dream of, and this can be the case if you’ve had lash extensions applied. 

But this also means that there are certain products you’ll need to avoid, even if they’re something you’re used to using every day.

For example, although it may seem obvious to some, you really shouldn’t use waterproof mascara on top of your lash extensions.

Some argue that you shouldn’t even use mascara marketed as ‘extensions safe’. That’s because the majority of mascaras contain oils that will cause the glue to degrade, and therefore your extensions to fall out.

Talk to your lash tech about mascara recommendations. Regardless, avoid waterproof mascara at all costs, it will definitely damage your extensions.

Also, any waterproof eyeliners can affect the glue. And powder eyeshadows can leave deposits that can get caught between the extensions, leaving residue that is difficult to clean and can lead to an infection on the eyelid, also known as a stye.

Suppose your eye cream, serum, moisturizer, or makeup remover contains oils. In that case, you definitely need to keep these away from your eyelids as well! Because again, they could cause the lash glue holding the extensions on to become brittle and flake.

And finally, if you’re used to using an eyelash curler, then put it away in a drawer! Using one of these while you have lash extensions can potentially pull them out — along with your natural lashes if the bond is really strong. 

Fun times. Yes, I’ve been there.

4. How Do You Sleep?

Do you sleep on your back?

Only 11% of the world population does, which means at some point during the night, your face makes contact with your pillow, and if its case is made from cotton or polyester, the friction this material causes can twist your eyelashes into a total mess.

Therefore, to prevent your eyelash extensions from becoming twisted in your sleep, get hold of a silk or satin pillowcase like this Bedsure Satin Pillowcase .

Available in 23 colors, this queen-sized (20in x 30in) pillowcase comes in a pack of two and is made from a strong satin fabric that won’t cause friction with your eyelash extensions.

Try not to sleep on your side, sleep on your back as much as possible.

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If All Else Fails, Visit Your Lash Technician

If you can’t fix the bent lashes at home, it’s time to make an appointment at the salon with your lash technician. With luck, the lash tech can fix the issue if you can’t.

It’s a good idea to take a photo to show the lash artist the current state of your lashes, so they’ll be prepared to fix the issue when you arrive.


Final Thoughts

Wearing lash extensions is a great way to boost the appearance of your eyes for up to eight weeks, as long as you look after them properly.

And all you need to do for this is a spoolie, and perhaps some lash extensions cleanser.

You now know how to fix bent, twisted eyelash extensions at home. Just make sure you tend to your eyelash extensions every couple of days to ensure that you keep them twist free, and can enjoy them for much longer.

Written by Kayla Young

Kayla is the founder of LuxeLuminous. She has worked professionally in the tanning industry for years. She has been interested in esthetics since childhood, and has tried every hair, skin, and makeup product ever produced (more or less).