Hands up if you miss your lash tech! Social distancing means staying away from some of the people we love the most – and I don’t know about you, but my lash lady is pretty far up that list! But while you may be learning to cope without your monthly lash fills, your lashes probably aren’t. That’s why it’s time to learn how to remove eyelash extensions at home.
Letting lash extensions fall out in their own time means having to live with an uneven lash line with only a few stray hairs here and there. Soon your XXL lash set looks more like a stray dog’s coat, and even your coworkers on Zoom can see it’s time to get them off.
But do you safely remove lash extensions at home? First, let’s start with what not to do.
Removing eyelash extensions at home: what not to do
The bad news: only a qualified lash technician can remove your lashes instantly without ruining your natural lashes. Lash techs have the training and tools needed to safely remove lash extensions.
So, no matter what you read on the internet, please do not attempt the following techniques to remove your lash extensions at home:
- Trimming existing lash extensions
- Softening with oil before using your fingers to detach the extension.
The only safe way to remove lash extensions at home
The truth is that the only way to remove lash extensions at home is to let them fall on their own. However, there are some tricks you can use to make them fall off faster:
1. Use an oil-based makeup remover and gently wipe your eye area
Your lash tech likely told you not to use oil-based products on your eyes as it will dissolve the lash adhesive. However, if you’re in a rush to remove your extensions, you’ll have to break the rules. Just be sure to rub very gently, or else you’ll remove your natural lashes too.
2. Steam your face
Pour hot water into a large bowl and very carefully place your head over and cover with a towel. The steam will soften your lashes and make them come off easier. Bonus tip: add a drop of lavender essential oil to the water to enjoy a relaxing steam facial at the same time!
3. Use an oil-based lash serum
This is hands down the best way to remove your eyelash extensions at home. Not only will the oil help dissolve the lash glue, but you will nourish and strengthen your own natural lashes.
For best results, try EVEDARE Eyelash Serum. The oil in the serum will break down the lash extension glue while giving you visibly longer, thicker natural lashes in as little as 4 weeks. It’s the perfect alternative to lash extensions. And trust me, once you see your gorgeous new lash look after using EVEDARE, you won’t miss your lash extensions one bit.