How to remove your own eyelashes (Hint Don’t do it!)

If it has been over a month since your last eyelash extension appointment, it is likely that you are starting to see a few of your extensions falling off. If you’ve got a few extensions left and you would like to speed up the removal process, you might be tempted to use an at home removal kit or something like nail polish remover to dissolve the adhesive. 

Professional product removal is often a better option for getting rid of your last few lashes. Home removal of professional products can damage your lashes and be a painful process. You could risk the chance of an eye injury by using harmful chemical products as well. Working with a professional salon and using the proper solvent and procedures is usually the best course of action.

If you must remove professionally installed lashes at home, it is best to use more natural removal methods. Using virgin coconut oil into the lashes can work as a natural solvent. You can then brush along the lashes as they sit on car board with a toothbrush to loosen the adhesive. Regular brushing and oiling will loosen the lashes, but they will need to fall out on their own or you could risk damaging your natural lashes. 

Although it may be tempting to pull them out, making the choice to let them fall out naturally is usually the best course of action for safety. 

Keep some of these ideas in mind as you are facing the last few eyelashes for removal. Keep in mind that it is often advantageous to avoid this process and wait for them to naturally fall out instead, or going to a professional for removal.

This post was written by Natali Roshau. Natali has over 10 years of experience as a lash artist and is the owner of Lash Addict Studio. Lash Addict studio offers eyelash extensions . In addition to being a lash artist, she also offers eyelash training certifying girls across the nation!

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