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Can you Sleep with Eyelash Extensions?

Can you Sleep with Eyelash Extensions?

Posted by Superhairpieces on 2021 Mar 9th

Eyelash extensions are a great way to look and feel better. However, because of the rather lengthy application period, especially with handmade eyelash extension fans, it is tempting for many women to keep them on even when they’re sleeping at night.

But can this be done in the first place? And if so, what must be done to prevent any damage? Superhairpieces will answer all these questions for you today in this blog post.


In a nutshell, you can sleep with eyelash extensions such as mink lashes..

After all, it is highly recommended to keep your lashes on and water-free for the first 48 hours following application so that the adhesive dries and creates a strong and durable bond. In other words, you’re going to have to sleep with them regardless, at least initially.

However, there are some precautions you need to take in order for your lash extensions to remain in place and remain undamaged, both during this 48-hour period and after it.

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Sleep on your back (or sides)

It is important to sleep on your back when you’re wearing eyelash extensions to bed. This is because sleeping on your stomach with your face on the pillow can put pressure on your extensions and potentially damage them or cause them to fall out.

Those who sleep on their sides can also sleep with lash extensions on, but if they are constant tossers and turners, they are at risk of damaging them. One solution, however, is to get specialized pillows that are designed to prevent tossing and turning by keeping your head in place.

If you only sleep on your stomach and can’t sleep any other way, it is probably best not to go to bed with your lash extensions on.


Change your pillow case material

For added security, you should consider investing in pillow cases that are made of silk or satin. This is because silk and satin are materials that are softer in nature and are more gentle on your lashes should they make contact with your pillows.

Cotton pillowcases, on the other hand, should be avoided as they tend to be more rough and can also lead to dry skin as they absorb moisture.

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Consider an eye mask

Another way to protect your lash extensions regardless of the way you’re sleeping is to invest in an eye mask.

Like with a pillow case, you should opt for a silk or satin eye mask which you can wear on your face while you’re sleeping. The material will remain gentle on your lashes and will allow you to sleep any way you want without the worry of your lashes falling off.


If you are removing makeup or applying skincare products before you sleep but are keeping your eyelash extensions on, make sure to only use oil-free makeup remover. That’s because oil-based products can cause the adhesive connecting your natural lashes with the extensions to break apart.


If you are interested in learning more about eyelash extensions, contact one of our Superhairpieces consultants today at 1-866-814-7879 or email at to set up your virtual appointment.

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