If you have had lash extensions applied by a qualified and experienced technician, you will definitely want to remove them when it’s time to get your next set.
The main reason why you will want to remove them is that your natural lashes grow, which means that when you go in for your next appointment, the lash extensions will be too long and will look unnatural.
How to Remove Lash Extensions Without Remover
Your technician may allow you to come in more frequently than every two weeks so that you can take them off yourself rather than being charged for another appointment with them, but if they do not, here are three ways to remove lash extensions without using their remover.
1. Cold, Wet Cloth
Soak a cloth in cold water and gently lay it over your lash extensions for five minutes. After five minutes, remove your lashes from your eyes by grasping them as close to their base as possible (most people prefer to use tweezers) and sliding them out.
Pat dry with a clean, soft towel. This is one of the favorite methods for many people when removing their own lashes before an event; simply because it’s gentle enough that there isn’t any risk of pulling their natural eyelashes out with the fake ones!
If you don’t have time to soak your eyelashes in water, you can use a drop of olive oil instead. All you have to do is apply a single drop at a clean, dry lash line and lay your lashes over it for five minutes before gently pulling them out. However, it’s important to note that not all makeup removers contain oil, so make sure yours does!
2. Baby Oil
Although not recommended by beauty professionals, there are plenty of people who use baby oil to remove their lash extensions. It is affordable and has many uses, so it makes sense that people would want to use it for removing these fake lashes.
In order to do so, simply apply a few drops of baby oil along your lash line with a cotton swab or your finger. Let it sit for about 15 minutes and then simply wipe off with a tissue or washcloth. Just be careful not to get any in your eyes! The oil breaks down the glue on your lashes, allowing you to easily pull them off when needed.
The reason why baby oil is one of the most common ingredients used to remove fake lashes is that it’s affordable and has many uses, making it a popular choice. When using baby oil to remove your lash extensions, be sure not to get any in your eyes.
Baby oil also breaks down glue so it won’t be able to easily latch onto your natural lashes after being applied. It is recommended that you wait until you are ready for bed since it will take about 15 minutes for the glue to dissolve and can make it difficult for you to sleep otherwise. Once your 15 minutes have passed, simply wipe away with a tissue or washcloth and repeat if necessary!
First, you’ll want to moisturize your lashes with Vaseline. This will help soften up your lash extensions. Use cotton swabs or eye makeup remover pads to remove any excess glue from your natural lashes, and gently peel off any of the plastic-like lash extensions that are still attached.
You should end up with some extra glue on your eyelids—just wipe it away using a tissue or cotton ball. Repeat until all of your false lashes have been removed, and you’re ready for mascara!
If you’re looking for a more traditional lash-removal option, there are also lash removal creams available. Be sure to read and follow any directions provided by your specific product. In general, however, you’ll want to apply a coat of remover on your natural lashes and then carefully wait for 30 seconds or so.
Next, apply some gentle pressure and gently pull off each fake lash one at a time. You may have to repeat several times, depending on how many extensions you had put in initially. Remember that your false lashes will stick with an extra strip of glue if they weren’t properly removed before or if you applied too much pressure when taking them off.
Benefits of Removing Your Lashes Without Remover
You won’t risk damaging your eyelashes with a hard-to-find lash remover. (If you do decide to use one, follow all instructions carefully, and if it hurts or makes your eyes water, stop right away.) You won’t waste money on something you might never need again.
You don’t have to spend time searching for a lash technician willing to remove them without special remover. Your second appointment will take half as long as it would if you had to go back in for a special removal appointment.
If you want to try removing your lashes without a remover, there are a few methods you can try. Be careful; some may damage your natural eyelashes or eye area if done incorrectly, and some may not get all of your extensions out.
Do research before you attempt any of these removal methods. If you do any damage, stop immediately and visit an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. Also, let a professional handle it next time; even if they can’t remove them in one session, they’ll have better equipment and techniques than you will have on hand at home. Make sure to follow all directions carefully—you don’t want to end up with lashes glued to your eyelid!
There are a few ways to remove lash extensions without remover. For example, if you apply mascara on top of your lashes and let it dry, it will grip onto your natural lashes and make removal easy. With a little practice and persistence, you’ll have absolutely no problem removing your fake lashes with ease. It can be tricky at first, but once you get a hang of it, those falsies won’t stand a chance!