For a few years now, lash extensions have been trending for all the right reasons. Rather than increasing makeup time, they reduce it. In the wake of the epidemic, many salons had to close, leaving a lot of lash extension wearers stranded.
Before attempting to remove your false eyelashes at home, there are a few things you need to know if you recently had them done. Are eyelash extensions easy to remove at home? Do they pose any risks? Is there anything to worry about? What should we do?
Find out how to safely remove lash extensions at home, risks involved, tools you’ll need, oils to use, tips, and a step-by-step guide.
Home Removal of Eyelash Extensions:
Your lash stylist should tell you not to do everything when it comes to removing eyelash extensions at home!
Remember when your stylist told you to never remove makeup with oil-based products? Oils are notorious for breaking down the adhesive used to apply eyelash extensions, causing poor retention.
Remove your eyelash extensions by following these steps:
Wash Your Face:
You should wash your face as you would normally do. If you are going to scrub your eye area, make sure not to pull your eyelashes as this may damage them. The purpose of this step is to remove any mascara residue or eye makeup that may have settled on the eyelash extensions.
Water that is steam-hot should be added to a large bowl of water. Place your face over the steam and cover your head with a towel to keep the steam in. It is very important that the glue used for eyelash extensions be loosened up for a few minutes before applying them.
Warm the oil up:
Take a small bowl and put some oil in it. The best method to remove eyelash extensions will be coconut oil, but vegetable oil, olive oil, and caster oil can also be used.
To begin with, you will need to warm up the oil slightly. Make sure that the oil isn’t too hot because you’re going to deal with the highly sensitive dip your clean pinky finger into the oil to check the temperature of Pinky finger. You only need a mild warm environment to accelerate the process.
Soak the Pads:
After you have soaked one to two cotton pads in the warm oil, the next thing you’ll need to do is rinse them off. You should then place the oiled cotton pad over the lashes of one of your eyes after you are done. It should remain there for five to ten minutes, or for as long as it takes for the cotton pad to lose its temperature.
Let the oil sit on your extensions for a couple of minutes and gently swipe your upper eyelash line with the oily pad.
Remove the Extensions:
By using the same cotton pad, gently swipe your lash line again. The first thing you should notice is that a few lash extensions are falling off onto the cotton pad.
In order to avoid damaging your natural lashes, this process must be done with extreme caution if you want to avoid damage to them. In the case that the extensions do not fall off, do not try to pull on them. If they do not fall off, you will need a professional to remove them from your hair.
If you would like to learn more about how Dr. Dupa Wong removed her eyelash extensions with coconut oil, you can check out this video tutorial on YouTube.