How to Remove Eyelash Extensions Safely at Home
If you ever need to remove your eyelash extension at home, here is your ultimate guide on how to safely do so!
They key here is to protect your natural lashes while removing your false lashes, because you do not want to go from eyelash extensions to no lashes at all.
Tools You Will Need to Remove Eyelash Extensions Safely
In order to protect your natural eyelashes and eye area, make sure you have these tools at home before beginning the eyelash extension removal process.
- Eyelash spoolie, cotton swab or cotton pad
- Some sort of oil based product like coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, baby oil or oil-based makeup remover
- Eyelash tweezers
How to Safely Remove Eyelash Extensions at Home
The safest way to remove false eyelashes is to have a professional lash technician do it for you. Lash experts have products specifically for lash removal. If you are in Chicago, you can book with me here.
However, if you cannot wait to get in with your professional lash artist or you need to remove them last minute, here is your step-by-step guide.
You safely remove faux lashes by breaking down the adhesive bond between your natural lashes and your fake lashes. As I’ve mentioned in the aftercare posts for longer lasting lashes, the lash adhesive will be broken down by heat or excess oil.
- For best results, the first step is to take a hot shower before beginning the process. Steamy showers will soften and loosen the adhesive glue that is holding the extensions. If you do not have time to do that before hand, you can put warm water in a large bowl and dip your cotton ball in there, then soak your lashes with it.
- Once the glue is softened, the next step is to coat your clean spoolie or cotton pad in an oil-based remover and then soak your fake eyelashes in it. Again, oil based products like coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, baby oil, mineral oil or oil-based makeup remover work really well for this. You want to get the oil on your upper lash line where the eyelash extension glue is. But you also need to be careful not to get it in your eye.
- You can also use a gel remover, cream remover or any professional lash extension remover to do this. However, it’s best to let your lash lady use those products for safety reasons.
- Once your lashes are soaked in your oil-based products, let it sit. You can sleep with them like this. This will slowly but surely break down the adhesive bond and the lashes with start to safely fall off.
- You do not want to pick at them because that can pull out your natural eyelashes and you will be left with hardly any lashes at all. If you have a pair of specific eyelash tweezers, then you can safely peel off the individual lashes. However, it’s always best to just let them fall off or have an eyelash technician do it for you.
I hope this helps! You can find more helpful blog posts to help you care for your eyelash extensions here.