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How to Take Off Lash Extensions at Home

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. February 24, 2022
How to Take Off Lash Extensions at Home

Eyelash extensions give fuller lashes for a more natural look. They can also provide unique styles if you want to go for something a little more outrages. With lash technology being as advanced as it is, these looks can be long-lasting and stay on as if they were real lashes. Unfortunately, this usually means they are difficult to remove. Often we will go to a professional to have eyelash extensions added. We may also need a professional to have them removed again.

If you want to have your eyelash extensions removed, but you don't want to have to pay at the clinic, you will have to do it yourself. This is why oneHOWTO shows you how to take off lash extensions at home. This way you can save money, but ensure you don't damage your lashes or your eyes in the process.

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  1. Humidity and heat
  2. Oil-based facial products
  3. Castor oil treatment
  4. Professional glue remover
  5. Coconut oil when they start to fall

Humidity and heat

As you may already know, the care of eyelash extensions requires us to keep the artificial hair clean and dry so that it lasts as long as possible. This is why one of the tricks to remove eyelash extensions at home that usually works best is to apply heat and humidity. For this, it is best to use steam. You can take advantage of hot water you would already use when bathing and use the steam that generates to weaken the glue of the false lashes.

If you prefer, you can also give yourself a facial steam bath. In addition to removing your eyelashes, it will open your pores and eliminate toxins. Learn more with our article on how to open pores with steam.

Oil-based facial products

Another of the requirements for keeping our false eyelashes on is to avoid using make-up removers or oil-based skin treatments. This is because the oil and the solvents which are used in these products break down the glue and cause the lashes to fall off. This is why, if you want to take off false lashes at home, you can use these products to detach them from your real lashes.

We need to be very careful with this process. We do not want to get any irritant into our eyes. Fortunately, oil-based facial products such as cleansers should be made in a way that limits potential eye damage. Apply a suitable product carefully with a cotton bud or swab. Dap gently and peel off only when it feels loose.

Check out our related article to learn more about why lashes fall out.

How to Take Off Lash Extensions at Home - Oil-based facial products

Castor oil treatment

If you do not have a specific oil-vased product for the face, you can choose to use an essential oil. This needs to be something mild such as castor oil or olive oil. You should not use an essential oil which can damage or irritate your eye such as peppermint oil or anything with chili in it.

Apply a few drops to a cotton bud or gauze and dab the glue of the fake lashes carefully. Keep repeating this motion and pull the lash as it starts to weaken. Little by little the extensions will peel off.

Professional glue remover

If you want to remove your eyelash extensions yourself at home, but none of the tricks work for you, one of the best options is to obtain a professional product online that guarantees the results. Many online stores sell professional eyelash removers that specifically dissolve the glue that holds the extensions to the eyelashes. With a single application you will notice the results, but before applying it you should carefully read the instructions for use. Often they are products with chemicals that need careful application.

How to Take Off Lash Extensions at Home - Professional glue remover

Coconut oil when they start to fall

With the use of any of the treatments that we have mentioned, you will notice how the eyelashes over time. Howe quickly this will happen depends on how much product you use and how often you repeat the method. When the false lashes begin to fall off, it is important that you gently help the extensions to detach so that your natural lashes do not suffer.

To do this, one of the best tricks is to apply coconut oil with a cotton bud or gauze. Carefully rub while you accompany the extensions and they should come off. It is very important that you understand that you should not pull them or try to weaken them with force. Most likely, you will end up tearing out your natural eyelashes as well. This is not only painful, but they may not grow back the same way.

Once your eyelashes are free of extensions, it is recommended you give them time to regenerate and regain strength. That is why it is best not to use eyelash curlers or very aggressive or strong makeup products. You can also choose to apply mascara for a week to restore vitality. Coconut oil not only helps to remove eyelashes, it is one of the best products for eyelash growth and conditioning.

Using eyelash extensions is fashionable and can be a great alternative to enhance your look. However, always try to use good quality products or seek advice from a professional cosmetic therapist to avoid problems. Alternatively, you can use magnetic eyelash extensions which can be removed much more easily and with less potential damage.

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