How to Safely Remove Eyelash Extensions at Home

If you're looking for a way to remove your eyelash extensions at home, you may be wondering if it's safe to do so. The answer is yes, but it's important to take the proper precautions. Professional eyelash stylists use a special glue remover that is designed to dissolve the adhesive on the eyelashes without damaging them. However, if you plan to remove your extensions at home, you'll need to use a gel remover.

Gently apply the remover slightly above the base of the eyelash extension by moving the product toward the base. The gel remover is powerful and glides easily onto other eyelashes. We only recommend using it if you plan to remove all extensions. Apply the gel to the base of the eyelashes carefully, avoiding the skin.

Waiting a few moments, gently brush your natural eyelash lashes with outward movements with the soft makeup brush you use to clean. This ensures that you don't pull or pull on the customer's natural eyelashes. Sometimes it takes a few hits, but most should slide easily. Finish by thoroughly cleaning your client's eyelashes to remove all traces of the remover. The gel remover is normally clear with a high viscosity.

Eyelash stylists generally use gel remover to remove blemishes (specific removal of some extensions). The cream remover, on the other hand, is usually more viscous compared to the type of gel and is used for the complete removal of extensions. As for medical tape, it can be glued to the pads to ensure that they do not slip during the removal of the eyelash extension. The professional glue remover for eyelash extensions is made to have a thick consistency that is only applied to eyelashes. The eyelash extensions are secured with a very strong adhesive that resists soap and water, so they don't come off easily.

After making sure your client's eye area is secure, ask them to close their eyes and start carefully covering their eyelash extensions with nail polish remover. You can also grab the extension and peel off the natural eyelashes, again, taking care not to pull on your client. However, the removal process will be much slower and more delicate than if you went to a professional, since they use professional quality hair removal to dissolve the adhesive on the eyelashes. If you experience an allergic reaction after eyelash extensions, it is recommended to contact your eyelash stylist to have them removed immediately. Removing your own eyelash extensions with olive oil, coconut oil, or any other type of OTC product is not recommended. Natural oils can break the adhesion of eyelash glue, but these oils aren't strong enough to effectively remove eyelash extensions.

One of the best-known superstitions related to eyelash extensions is that they cause natural eyelashes to fall out. You'll have to break the glue before you can remove the extensions without damaging your natural eyelashes. Asako (left) and Naoko (right) are certified eyelash stylists and the owners of Divine Lashes, a site for eyelash lovers to meet and learn more about eyelash extensions and lifts.

Tips for Safely Removing Eyelash Extensions at Home

If you're considering removing your own lash extensions at home, here are some tips from experts:
  • Make sure you have all of the necessary supplies before beginning.
  • Be sure to use a gentle makeup brush when brushing out your lashes.
  • Be careful not to pull or tug on your natural lashes when removing extensions.
  • Take your time and be patient when removing lash extensions.
  • Avoid using olive oil or coconut oil as these products are not strong enough for effective removal.


Removing your own lash extensions at home can be done safely if you take your time and follow these tips from experts. However, it's important to note that professional removal is always recommended as it will be much faster and more effective than attempting it yourself.

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