If you have eyelash extensions and need to remove them for any reason, we'll discuss how you can do it safely without damaging your natural lashes.
In this article, we'll cover 3 methods by which you can remove eyelash extensions safely.
Wait for them to fall out
I know this doesn't seem like a great recommendation, but if you're not in a rush, then waiting for the lashes to fall out naturally is the best solution.
Maybe you just don't like them and won't get any more extensions in the future, then wait for the hair growth cycle to complete and the extensions will be gone in about 4 weeks.
Ask your lash artist to remove them
If you really need your extensions removed right away, contact your lash artist and ask her to remove them for you.
This is the safest method because the lash artist is professionally trained to place and remove extensions without damaging your natural lashes.
You might have to schedule an appointment if the artist is already booked. Some artists might remove your extensions for free while others may charge a small fee for their time. Either way, ask a professional before trying it yourself.
Removing Eyelash Extensions at Home
If your lash artist is going to remove your extensions, she'll be using specialized removal products for the task.
If you want to do it yourself, you can easily purchase the same removal products the artist would use. This is a much better way than using a generic water/steam/oil home treatment.
You should use the same products that the professionals use. Here at Wink Inc, we offer 2 lash extension removal options.
We have our Gel Glue Remover which is used to break the adhesive bond on the lashes. This is the strongest and fastest method but may cause burning if the product gets in the eyes. If you want something gentler, you can try our Green Tea Cream Remover. This may take longer but it can be safer for an at home removal and it's easier to handle.
Alternatively, using castor oil or coconut oil and applying it to your extensions from base to tip will effectively remove the extensions without pulling out your natural eyelashes. You may need to try this multiple times.
Whatever the case, do not pick or pull eyelash extensions out. It may seem appealing or the only option if you desperately need to take them off but pulling or picking can cause long term damage to your lash line. The adhesive used is meant to adhear to the natural eyelash until it falls out naturally. If the eyelash is pulled out or plucked out before it is ready, it can take up to 3 months for those eyelashes to grow back. It is very difficult to msnaually pull off an extension without damaging the lash line so it is best to avoid this process of removal completely.