We all know the importance of gluing lash extensions, the proper way. Done right, they take the beauty of your eyes to a new plane. But all good things need to come to an end. The same goes for eyelash extensions. After a certain time, they are going to look awkward and need to be taken off. Like your normal eyelashes, all would not fall at the same time thereby you are bound to face a strange transition period when you will boast of an unsightly mix of your short natural lashes and few long misplaced stragglers hanging on.
At this stage, you can visit the eyelash extension studio for a fresh work or you might try removing them at home. It, however, needs to be done carefully as a wrong move might cause irreparable damage to your original and true lashes. Let’s look at some of the top ways to remove them easily at home.
Remove them by natural way of steam and oil
If you are looking for a safe and stress-free method of eyelash extensions removal, nothing beats this easy DIY natural method. This method targets the glue that holds the extensions to the eyelash and loosens them so that the extensions fall off seamlessly. For it:
- Eliminate any kind of eye makeup as well as impurities using a gentle cleanser. Next splash your face with clean normal water to get it squeaky clean.
- Next, boil a large bowl of water in a microwave or stove till it starts to give off steam.
- Now place this bowl of water in a convenient place carefully. Take a towel. Place your head over the bowl keeping a decent distance and cover both your head and bowl with the towel.
- Now let your face and eyelashes steam for about 10 to 15 minutes. This will loosen the glue of the extensions.
- Now you can either use a cotton pad or a Q-tip for precise application. You need to dip them in organic olive oil or coconut oil and then gently swipe it along your lash line. Because of the loosening of the glue, the extensions will naturally slide off.
- Repeat the entire procedure if required to eliminate all extensions.
- Rinse your face well with lukewarm water to wash away any excess oil.
- Finish off by applying hydrating face oil or a moisturizer to your skin and lashes to nurture them to a healthy state.
In the entire process, you need to be careful that you are not plucking any extensions as that might make your natural lashes come off. Let them fall naturally or come off on the cotton pad. If you still find some stubborn ones persisting, it’s best to remove them professionally.
Use an eyelash extension remover
Today, you can easily find professional grade eyelash extension remover. Remember to read the reviews and choose the best product as you do not wish to harm your eyelashes with subpar products. They normally tend to burn or irritate the skin. For it:
- First, stick the under eye-pads on to your bottom lashes correctly.
- Next, take out the two micropore brush applicators. Squeeze out the removing gel liquid on the micro- brush heads till they become saturated.
- Now, keeping your eyes closed, run the micro brush in a downward motion via sweeping or brushing strokes. Avoid rubbing the lash line and take care that the solution does not enter the eye. In case it happens, flush it immediately with cold water.
- Wait for the stipulated time and using the other saturated and clean micro brush head, brush downwards gently to see the extensions flake away.
- Once all the extensions have fallen off, wipe your eyes gently with an eye makeup remover to eliminate all residues.
- Finally, brush your natural eyelashes using a clean spoolie band or a clean mascara wand.
While these are quite easy and safe methods to remove eyelash extensions at home, you can easily take the help of a professional artist if you are not feeling confident. They can remove it with minimal pain and least chance of causing damage to your natural eyelashes.