Eyelash extensions truly are a wonder. Able to achieve a more natural look than strip lashes—and lasting weeks—it's no wonder they're so popular. But if you're anything like me... the thought of removal and the look of sparse on-their-way-out lashes may put you off.
So, picture the scene, it's been three weeks and your lashes looking like they've been hacked by Edward Scissorhands with some serious gaps. While that is just down to the natural growth cycle, with some growing or falling out, it ruins the overall look, right?
The dilemma is, that you've already paid a lot for the lashes and going and paying more to have them taken off feels time-consuming, but you don't want to get into the infill cycle. Well, have no fear. You can remove them yourself at home safely (i.e. no pulling), without even ordering any extra removal products. We spoke to an expert, to find out how.
The Award-winning Daxhita Vaghela, also known as the 'London Lash Queen', spilled her surprisingly simple process and exactly how to do it. And the best part? You probably already have everything you need at home. , also known as the 'London Lash Queen', spilled her surprisingly simple process and exactly how to do it. And the best part? You probably already have everything you need at home.
"It all depends on how many eyelash extensions have left," says Daxita; "It can take up to an hour as you must do it very gently."
Dab a cotton bud with castor oil (or your chosen oil) on to your lashes and then have a steamy bath. This will loosen them before you get going and speed up the process. You could also use a face steamer if you have one.
Reapply and repeat the process again. Once the lashes are soaked well they will start to slip off while you brush. Repeat this motion until all your lashes have fallen naturally and gently. Take your time and don’t rush the process.
Once all the lashes come off wipe with clean water and condition them with castor oil.
Avoid eye make-up for 48 hours after the removal of eyelash extensions, especially mascara.
So go forth my friends and remove safely! Whether you choose this route or a specific remover product, the basics stay the same. Gentle and slow with no pulling!