How to Remove Lash Extensions
Without Hurting Your Eyes
Do you remember the days of low-quality, drug store lash strips? These things could not have been more tacky or fake looking. Most of us were lucky if we made it through the night without a lash catastrophe or having them half detach. Lash strips can end up looking sloppy when the edges start coming up. That’s why we are so thankful for the days of semi-permanent lash extensions. Not only do lash extensions look more natural, but they also have a way of holding on a staying on for dear life no matter what kind of evening of mischief you may get yourself into. No more half-attached lashes at the end of a long night out. This newer beauty method is a blessing but doesn’t come without its own set of woes. Luckily, we would much prefer the problem of figuring out how to remove the lashes, rather than them falling off when you don’t want them to. Not to worry though, we have consulted the lash experts and concocted a list of all the ways you can remove your gorgeous natural lash extensions.
With a Dual-Phased Oil-Based Makeup Remover
- Using the dual-phased oil-based makeup remover that you can get along with your lash kit, start by shaking up the bottle so the oil is not separated.
- Then taking the product, use it to saturate a cotton round.
- Hold the cotton round to your eye for 30 to 90 seconds, giving it enough time for the lash fibers to detach and the bond to begin to break apart.
- After the allotted time, the lashes should begin to slide off
- Then you will want to remove any excess bond solution that’s left on your natural lash
If You Have a Clean Spoolie Wand
- Begin by shaking up the bottle so the oil is mixed thoroughly throughout the solution.
- Dip the spoolie into the dual-phased oil-based makeup remover.
- Next, brush through your lashes with the spoolie brush until they begin to release.
- Once the lashes are removed and have come detached, follow up by continuing to brush through your lashes until an excess bond solution is removed.
With the Lash Release Formula that comes with a DIY Lash Kit:
- Many lash kit companies will provide you with their bond dissolving formula as a portable, on-the-go remover for your lashes. Using this release remover, take the plastic applicator and dip it in the product.
- Then taking the wand, brush through the lashes on either side of your lashes, under and over.
- The nourishing oils should begin to break apart the bonds that serve as a sealant for your extensions. Try using wiggling the wand as well as swooping it through the lash like you would with a mascara wand.
- After applying the release remover, the lash fibers should slide right off causing no damage to your natural lash.
With Hot Water and Steam
- Start with the very thing you were told to avoid when you first got your lashes. Start with a hot, steamy shower. Heat and moisture are eyelash bonds' worst enemies, so make sure the room is as steamy as possible.
- Over time this will begin to loosen the adhesive on your lashes.
- Hot water and steam should help significantly, but you might want to implement other methods following the shower to remove the lashes in full.
With a Mixing Bowl
- First, you will want to start out by filling up a large bowl with steaming hot water.
- Place your face over the bowl, and place a towel over your head to begin the steam treatment.
- Remain this way for 10 to 15 minutes. This will begin to loosen the bonds on your lash extensions.
- You might want to implement other methods in order to remove the lashes completely, but hot water and steam are a great place to start in breaking down the bonds.
With Household Goods and Oils
- Take a cotton pad and dip it in coconut oil or olive oil.
- Gently begin to wipe this over your lashes, but be careful to not get the oil directly in your eyes.
- After gently massaging the lashes, they should begin to unseal from the waterline.
- Comb through the lashes with a clean spoolie wand if you have it to remove any excess lash fibers or bonding sealant.
Try an Overnight Method
- Apply castor oil with a spoolie or cotton swab throughout your lashes.
- You can leave some of the residues of the castor oil on overnight and sleep on it, allowing the oils to break down the solvent as you sleep.