Removing Your Lash Extensions : If you’re new to the world of DIY lash extensions or lash extensions in general, or if you’ve never needed to remove your lashes prematurely before, you may not know how to detach them from your natural lashes safely. How long are your lashes supposed to last? Is there a way to remove your DIY lash extensions without purchasing new products? And what if you want to take those DIY lash extensions off so you can wear them again?
If you’re feeling confused, or just want to learn more about how to take care of your DIY lash extensions, you’re in the right place. We know a lot about caring for your extensions, even if you’re a complete beginner. If you’re looking for more information, please keep reading for our complete breakdown about a few things you should remember when removing your DIY lash extensions.
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How Long Do Lash Extensions Last?
If you’ve never received lash extensions, whether applied by a qualified beauty technician or in your own home, you may not know how long lash extensions are supposed to last. Some places claim that your lash extensions can be expected to stay on for anywhere from six to eight weeks.
This is because your eyelashes generally grow and fall out in this approximate cycle, so you can expect your lash extensions to last for at least six weeks if you’ve never worn them before. However, you might get a more accurate approximation if you’ve worn lash extensions a few times before and tracked how long they lasted.
Knowing this information may be helpful for a number of reasons. For example, if you want to get lash extensions reapplied regularly, this may give you a good idea of how often you might need to do so and how much money to set aside, especially if you don’t want to use DIY lash extensions at home.
Further, if you want to save your lash extensions for future reuse, you may find it handy to know how early you are removing them and plan accordingly. This can also help save time and money, whether you’re spending your money getting them applied professionally or stocking up on more adhesive.
How Do You Remove Your DIY Lash Extensions at Home?
If you want to remove your lash extensions at home, it’s theoretically possible for you to do so safely and inexpensively. In fact, you may not even need to purchase anything new in order to remove your lash extensions easily and quickly.
In case you were unaware, many experts recommend you limit your lashes’ exposure to oils before you apply your extensions. This is largely because extensions can fall off prematurely or go askew if there is too much product or oil on your lashes. The oils in many makeup and face products can have a negative effect on the eyelash extensions’ adhesive.
If you have a face-safe oil in your home, including coconut oil, olive oil, or jojoba oil, you may be able to remove your extensions extremely easily. However, if you have an allergy to one of these ingredients, like coconut, you may want to opt for one of the alternate choices.
You can safely remove your eyelash extensions by dipping a cotton ball or makeup removal pad into one of these oils, then cautiously swiping across your upper and lower lashes. If you do so correctly, your DIY lash extensions should fall off of your natural lashes almost immediately.
However, be extremely careful to avoid getting the oil in your eyes, as this may result in irritation. If you get oil in your eye, please quickly rinse out the area with cool to warm temperature water. In the case irritation does not subside relatively quickly, please seek medical attention.
How to Remove Your Lash Extensions if You Want to Reuse Them
If you want to reuse your lash extensions, especially if you want to try to apply them at home or save money, you may need to make a small investment into another product to ensure your lashes are reusable. You can do so by researching companies that make DIY lash extensions, and they will frequently sell a solution or make recommendations to increase the longevity of your lash extensions. These solutions can help you avoid extra oils and make your extensions adhere normally in the future.
You can then follow a similar process to the one described above. Using a cotton ball or makeup removal pad you can dip into the solution. Alternatively, some of these solutions come with applicator brushes. If you want to collect your lashes carefully, you may still want to use a makeup pad or cotton ball. You may also be able to use clean fingers.
If you’re planning on removing your DIY lash extensions for the first time, it’s a good idea to exercise a certain level of care. Whether you’re concerned about avoiding irritation, want to reuse your extensions, both, or anything else, we hope you found our suggestions helpful. Doing research is fantastic if you prioritize your health and economic well-being.