Several weeks after installing eyelash extensions, you may find yourself tempted to remove them yourself. Some clients would often pick on their extensions once they notice it falling out. But just because your eyelash extensions are slowly starting to fall out, it does not mean that you should tug on them or attempt to remove them callously.
Normally, it’s better to ask a professional to remove them for you but it’s also possible to remove them yourself as well. You just have to be careful about it and take the following into consideration:
You have to remember that your lash extensions are attached to your natural lashes with a semi-permanent adhesive. Dealing with semi-permanent adhesive is no walk in the park. If you just tug your lash extensions as hard as you can, it won’t really do any good for your natural lashes. In fact, tugging on them really hard can actually cause breakage and will lead to your natural lashes falling out.
In fact, it’s actually safer if you just let your lash extensions fall out on their own rather than forcing it out. Your natural lashes will eventually shed along with your lash extensions and new lashes would start growing. If you’re not willing to wait too long for your lash extensions to naturally fall out, you can actually try doing the following:
Take a steamy hot shower
As I mentioned earlier, your lash extensions are attached to your natural lashes with the help of a semi-permanent adhesive. In the first few weeks, your lash artist probably told you to avoid taking hot showers and getting your face wet. This is because hot showers can cause the adhesive from your lash extensions to lose its effect. The steam can help in making your lash extensions fall out faster, but DO NOT TUG ON IT.
Make use of oil-based cleansers
Another thing your lash artist probably told you to refrain from using is oil-based cleansers. It’s cause oil-based cleaners can shorten the longevity of your lash extensions. By doing the opposite of what your lash artist told you, it can actually help you in removing your lash extensions properly without having to tug on them or going to a professional.
Of course, your lash extensions won’t immediately fall out with just one attempt. Try to consistently use oil-based cleansers when doing your skin-care routine. While cleansing your face, move the oil in a gentle circular motion in order to get the adhesive to lose effect.
Try to use a high-grade lash glue dissolver
You may have read somewhere on the internet that using coconut oil and olive oil on your lash extensions can aid in removing them, although it may work for some, you still risk yourself from encountering complications. The skin around your eyes is very sensitive so it’s important to be gentle and smart about the products that you’ll use on it.
A surefire way to remove your lash extensions safely at home is to use a high-grade lash glue dissolver. Moisten a cotton pad with the lash glue dissolver and dab it gently on your lashes. The remover will start working its magic and loosen the glue on the extensions. But be careful, as it may cause irritation once it comes in contact with your eyes. Avoid getting the lash glue dissolver in your eyes.
After successfully removing your eyelash extensions, try to avoid eyelash curlers and mascara for several weeks. Let your lashes rest and using eyelash serums are also highly encouraged as this can improve the condition of your natural lashes.