When is the Right Time to Get Eyelash Extensions Removed?

Gone are the days of having to apply a new set of false eyelashes every day, as eyelash extensions can give anyone the instant satisfaction of having longer, fuller eyelashes (even if you weren't born with them). Whether you're between appointments or you're giving up extensions for a while to give your natural lashes a break, thankfully there are some undamaged, expert-approved ways to remove your eyelash extensions at home. The safest way (both for natural eyelashes and for your own eyes) to remove eyelash extensions is to have them removed by a professional. A beauty product with ingredients that dissolve the adhesive may take a few days to pass between the extension and the natural eyelash.

While experts strongly recommend removing your extensions by a professional or waiting for them to fall out on their own, there are some methods to safely remove your eyelash extensions at home that you can try. One of the most common causes of breakage is when poorly trained eyelash technicians use too much glue or have extensions that are too long or heavy for natural eyelashes. In most cases, extensions are attached with surgical-grade glue, which isn't something a newbie should waste time with. It's important to note that the heavier the glue-laden extension on the natural eyelash, the more likely it is that the hair will break.

Therefore, it's best to get expert advice before ordering the longest and thickest eyelash extensions available, as your weak eyelashes may not be able to withstand this for long periods of time. Lotti emphasizes that you can definitely loosen the extensions by taking hot showers and soaking them in oils, but to remove them safely, with as little damage as possible, you'll need to buy a remover to dissolve them. Most professionals charge a small fee to remove them properly, but it's worth it. It's imperative that you know everything about how to remove your eyelash extensions at home before trying to do it on a whim with little or no orientation.

One of my clients came to the salon a couple of days before she booked the removal of eyelash extensions, worried that she wasn't doing the right thing to remove them and wanted a second opinion.

Armando Dunivan
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