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  1. I had no idea about lash mites! They give me the creeps 😉 I have been wearing eyelash extensions for more than 2 years and never had the issues mentioned in this post. I take my eyelash hygiene very seriously.

    1. Hey Catherine,

      Thank you for sharing your experience! I couldn’t agree more with your comment about lash extension hygiene. We always educate our clients on this very important habit.

  2. I think I have them only on my right eye my eyelid gets swollen. Red and itchy and dry I thought it was psoriasis my extensions have been coming out without a lash attached and a lot. Omg im gonna wash wash wash home remedy would you say baking soda and a mild soap or antibacterial soap I use the cleaning stuff they gave me but this has to be whatz going on

    1. Hey Ashley,

      Thanks so much for sharing your experience! You can definitely start with cleansing the lash line with the shampoo that your studio gave you. Another tip is you can get a deeper cleanse if you use a eyeshadow brush to help cleanse the lash line.

  3. How should the baby shampoo be applied to the lash line? I was never given the proper information on how to cleanse my lashes, I’m afraid I HAvnt done it correctly.

    1. Hey D,

      Thank you for your question! The baby shampoo should be applied to the lashes in a foam format, and the best way to get a deeper cleanse is using a soft eyeshadow brush. I hope this was helpful!

  4. Oh wow I knew nothing about lash mites I’ve been wearing this set of lashes for probably a year now😵 I don’t clean them but definitely clean my face. I was actually shopping for lashes (finally) and ran across this article. Now I know why my lashes always fall out. I will be throwing them away and buying new ones with a correct cleaning routine. Thanks for this.

    1. Hi Destini,

      Thank you for your comment! I’m so glad you found this article helpful 🙂 When the lashes are applied properly they will fall out with your natural eyelashes, some clients can shed anywhere from 1 to 5 lashes per day, so some fall out is completely normal. However, lash hygiene is super important while wearing lash extensions so please try it and see if it helps!

  5. My Doctor told me to take a wash cloth and warm water and apply it to my eyes every morning, but maybe I should do it at night too.

    1. Hey Louise,

      Thanks for leaving a comment! I think it would definitely be helpful to cleanse your eyes morning and evening 🙂

  6. Is it contagious can you get this off somebody and can little kids get this because I saw this little girl that she had that stuff in her eyelashes and she’s always getting stye in her eyes she is my neighbor and is it contagious

    1. Hi Patty, thank you for your question! Yes, they can be contagious, which is why its important not to share eye cosmetics with others. This is mainly caused by poor hygiene so you can get them at any age.

      1. I have been suffering with either lash mites or blepharitis for a few months now. How do I know which one I have? A lot of the symptoms point to dust mites but also blepharitis. I have had to stop getting eyelash extensions but I wonder if I will ever be able to wear them again 😩

  7. Is it possible that mites also like the eyelash glue? This is a question I have been asked by my optometrist. I wash my face and eyelashes twice a day daily and still got them. I also used non oil based eye make up remover twice a day. could it also be something other than hygiene? Could it be product? My optometrist figured it could’ve been dander from my dog. I am a clean freak with no carpets in the house either. I’m not a bit of a loss as I do not experience this without eyelash extensions. I love the idea of them and I’m sad that if this continues I will no longer be wearing them.

    1. Hi Jen, thank you for your message. Lash adhesive becomes hard plastic state once it’s completely cured, so there’s nothing yummy for the lash mites there. Mites love dead skin cells and oils. When the extensions are placed near the base of the extensions, it makes it tricky to really get in between the extension and the skin. We all have a bit of last mites, they only become an issue when they are many of them. The best thing against lash mites is keeping up good hygiene. Make sure to use clean brushes to cleanse your lashes! I hope you can continue wearing eyelash extensions 🙂

  8. Hi how can I inform my client I think they have lash mites with out scaring them ?? Also once I diagnose as lash mites do I have to take the lash extensions off and give them a break or just clean them ??

    1. I prefer the honest and straightforward truth. And I think clients prefer it this way too. Yes, if your client has lash mites, it’s best to remove the lash extensions. But remember, the most important thing you can do is educate your client on proper hygiene. If the hygiene habits don’t change, you won’t address the problem at the source.

  9. I’ve noticed these mites and when wipe with a tissue a little white looking worm is on it is this normal

    1. Hi Phil,

      Everyone can have some mites, but it becomes an issue when too many. Proper hygiene and regularly cleansing of your lashes are key!

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