There is nothing more satisfying than wearing a fresh batch of lash extensions on your eyes.
But as the weeks go by, they start to look messy, frayed, and not so glamorous as before.
And now all you want to do is get them off your eyes.
It is normal to want to pluck them or pull them out, but this is not safe at all.
If you are in a situation where you can’t go to a salon but you need to remove your lash extensions, it is important you know the right and safe way to do it.
Don’t Pluck or Pull At Your Lashes.
Don’t do so even if you have a strong urge to pull your lash extensions out.
You will definitely damage your natural lashes and cause a few or all of them to fall out. You might even stunt their growth.
You should also refrain from cutting your lash extensions to match the length of your natural ones.
Many women cut their lashes when they get tired of their heavy and long lash extensions.
If you are on the hunt for natural-looking lashes that are super light on your eyes, go for Lashify lashes. Trust me, and they won’t disappoint you.
Steam Your Face Or Take A Hot Shower
Steaming will help loosen the lash glue which holds your lash extensions.
Fill a bowl with water and heat it up. Cover your head with a towel and position your face close to the bowl till you feel the effect of steam on your face. Stay like that for 5-10 minutes.
You must have heard about how you should avoid hot showers while wearing lash extensions. Now that you want to remove them, go ahead and turn up the heat.
Prepare Your Face For Lash Removal
Before you start applying any oil or remover, wash your face to remove any makeup residue which might be left on it.
While washing your face, be gentle. Don’t scrub vigorously since you might pull out your lash extensions and damage your natural lashes in the process.
Use Natural Oils
Oils like olive oil and coconut oil can help loosen your lash extensions by dissolving the lash glue.
Ensure the oil you use is pure and free from chemicals to avoid the risk of infecting or damaging your lashes and the skin around them.
It is recommended to use olive oil or coconut oil. Take a small container and fill it with the oil of your choice. Heat it slightly till the oil is warm but not hot.
You can check the temperature by dipping your finger in the oil. Avoid applying very hot oil to your sensitive eye area.
Get a Q-tip or cotton pad. Dip it in the oil and dab it gently on your lashes.
You can also place a soaked pad on your lashes and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
If you are using a Q-tip, you can swipe your lash line and let the oil sit for 10-15 minutes.
Repeat the procedure a few times. You will start seeing your lash extensions loosen and fall out.
Use An Oil Based Cleanser
Women with last extensions are told to avoid oil-based cleansers in order to prevent their lashes from falling out.
However, if you want to remove your lash extensions, oil-based cleansers are the way to go.
Cleanse your face gently using small circular motions. This will slowly dissolve the lash glue.
Cleansing your face just once won’t be enough to remove all your lashes. Make sure you repeat the procedure for a few nights to see visible results.
Use A Professional Lash Glue Dissolver
While oils and cleansers work well for loosening your lashes, they won’t completely remove all of them. The lash extension bond is quite strong, and cleansing is just not enough.
Using a professional lash glue dissolver specially formulated to dissolve lash glue can help you remove your lash extensions properly.
The Lashify Melt Away Gossamer Lash Remover is one of the best lash glue dissolvers you can use to remove your lashes at home safely.
Use a cotton pad to apply the remover to your lashes. Be careful not to get it into your eyes.
Go to a professional if you are still unsure whether you can safely remove your lashes at home. However, if you are confident that you can remove your extensions safely, feel free to do so!