Eyelash extensions have become such a popular procedure that more and more masters are striving to master it. At the same time, the quality of performance is "on top" - only a few. What to do if the result is unsuccessful and the eyelashes need to be removed urgently?

Eyelash extensions are a salon procedure that should be performed by professionals; it is a guarantee of the best result. Removal, in extreme cases, can be done at home - in the event that a new image with lush eyelashes did not meet your expectations or, for example, if the master did not do his job in the best way.In the material, we will talk about how to remove eyelash extensions at home and what means to use for this so as not to harm your own eyelashes.

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Methods of self-removal of eyelash extensions

As practice shows, in order to get rid of eyelash extensions, it is not necessary to buy special professional products - “folk” ones will do.This, of course, is a practical solution, but in the most extreme case, you can do without them. Basic cosmetics or even some products that can be found in an ordinary kitchen will help.

Vegetable oils

Learning how to remove eyelash extensions, many do not even suspect that a suitable tool is in close proximity. According to reviews, even sunflower oil works well. Olive oil can also cope with the task, but burdock or castor oil is most recommended among such products. Helping to peel off extended eyelashes, this oil at the same time helps not only restore your own, but also stimulate their growth. What other oil can remove eyelash extensions? The list includes flaxseed, corn, almond oil and many others. The main thing is to make sure that they act gently on the skin and do not cause irritation, inflammation. We talked about which oils will definitely not harm eyelashes in this article.

How to remove eyelash extensions with oil? The sequence of actions should be:

  1. Slightly warmed oil moisten the halves of cotton pads, which you will apply to the lower eyelid.

  2. Apply oil to the root zone with a Q-tip. Repeat this after five minutes for the remedy to work better.

  3. After lying with your eyes closed and oil applied to your eyelashes for about 30 minutes, remove the extensions that have separated from yours. Again, either tweezers or a disposable mascara brush will help you.

To get it right the first time, while you wait, gently massage your lashes at the base. It is possible that some of the extended hairs will not come off, and then the procedure will have to be repeated.


To remove eyelash extensions at home, you will need a rich cream with a rich texture and oils in the composition (a regular baby cream may also work). It works on the same principle as pure oil. But the presence of other chemicals in the formula will require you to be more careful when applying. You need to be even more careful so that the product does not get into your eyes. Some people also recommend petroleum jelly, but it will be difficult to remove from the eyelashes, so it will take some work.

However, removing with a cream can take even longer than working with oils. So you need to set aside a free evening for this (perhaps the cream, like oil, will have to be applied several times - and the eyelashes removed in several “approaches”). According to reviews, the cream can be left on the eyelids overnight so that the eyelashes can be removed the next morning. But with this method you need to be more careful - there is a possibility that the cream will get into the eyes or cause irritation, because it is recommended to apply it in a dense layer.


The “steam” method of removing eyelash extensions works as follows: you need to spend about 10 minutes over a container of hot water, from which steam comes, covering your head with a towel. In some cases, even this is enough for the extended eyelashes to begin to “retreat”. If this does not happen, after steaming, you can apply one of the vegetable oils that are recommended for this procedure to the eyelashes, and then the process will go much faster than “dry”.

Features of removing eyelash extensions at home

Correction of eyelashes is done, as a rule, once every three to four weeks - this is due to the duration of different periods of their life cycle. For about 30 days, they “live” in the active growth phase, which affects the results of the procedure, because over time, gaps appear in an even row of extended eyelashes (you can learn how to restore eyelashes and eliminate “gaps” in this article).This must be taken into account when planning self-removal. However, if you didn’t like the extension in general, there is no need to wait long for the eyelashes to “grow back”.

To understand how to remove eyelash extensions, learn how to stick them in the video below.

Even with self-removal, you need to strive to ensure that the literacy of all actions, accuracy, safety are at the same level that they can provide in good salons. Remember that any awkward movement can harm your real eyelashes, and their restoration is a rather lengthy process. Use only quality eyelash removers. Thanks to them, again, nothing will threaten the he alth of eyelashes, and the process itself will be faster and more efficient.


Professional Eyelash Extension Remover

Such professional tools as a debonder or remover for removing eyelashes are unlikely to be in your home cosmetic bag. So one of these tools will have to be purchased separately, but the expense will justify itself - removing eyelash extensions with one of them will be almost as easy and fast as regular makeup.


At its core, a debonder is a glue dissolver that works in just a few minutes. It remains only to remove the extended eyelashes, separated from their own. This eyelash remover is considered quite aggressive in its action. However, the formulas are still thought out in such a way as to minimize the likelihood of irritation. Be sure to ensure that the liquid for removing eyelashes does not fall on the mucous membrane of the eyelids when applied - then there will definitely be no unpleasant consequences.

You need to work with the debonder as follows:

  1. Stick a special patch under the lower eyelash line that will protect the skin. You can replace it with half a regular cotton pad, but you need to fix it in such a way that it fits snugly against the skin and the lash line.

  2. Apply the debonder thoroughly, distributing the product evenly. To do this, it is advised to use a cotton swab.

  3. After a few minutes, use a disposable mascara brush to gently brush off loose lashes. Another option is to do all the same steps using sterilized tweezers.

  4. Wipe your eyelids with a cotton pad moistened with water or a special emollient lotion to remove debonder residue from the skin and eyelashes. When this happens, treat your lashes with castor oil.


The remover differs from the debonder in a softer composition. This is a more gentle eyelash remover, which is also suitable for sensitive skin, as it dissolves glue with an oil-based formula. Thus, for weakened eyelashes and for the skin of the eyelids, there will also be a benefit - a restorative effect. In addition, there are removers of different release formats - these are creams and gels. It is believed that products with such a texture are more convenient to use than a debonder: they do not spread over the eyelids, there is almost no risk that the product will get on the mucous membrane or in the eyes.

The procedure for working with the remover is the same as with the debonder. Unless it will take a little longer to withstand the composition on the eyelashes - not 3-5 minutes, but about 10. But this is just an excuse to relax a bit with your eyes closed! Despite the fact that the remover contains components useful for skin and eyelashes, it is better to apply castor oil at the end, after the procedure.


When removing eyelash extensions at home, they also turn to such a drug as albucid. This is a drug that is commonly used to treat eye infections (such as conjunctivitis) and inflammation. In beauty salons, it is also used, and for two reasons at once. Firstly, albucid copes with glue and dissolves it well. Secondly, it does not cause irritation. However, when deciding to work with albucid, you need to remember that this is an antibiotic - and its use should not become a regular practice. Application of albucid with a cotton swab is recommended to be repeated 2-3 times; you need to leave the product on the eyelashes for about 20-30 minutes - after that, the extended hairs will easily “move away”.

When choosing an eyelash remover, it is better not to be guided by how fast it works. It is much more important whether it will be safe, both for eyelashes, and for the skin of the eyelids, and for the eyes.Use only clean materials, sterile instruments. Act carefully - you can not, for example, rub your eyes hard, trying to remove the remaining eyelashes. Also, do not forget that additional care after the removal procedure will not interfere with the eyelashes. Oils (such as burdock, coconut, or peach) will help provide it. And it’s also worth taking a break of at least two weeks between removal and subsequent extension.


Precautions when peeling eyelashes

  1. Don't try to remove them without pre-treatment with just tweezers: you won't be able to pull them out without damaging your own lashes. During the extension, the hairs are fixed securely enough so that they can last for several weeks. Your own lashes will noticeably thin if you decide to act "quickly" without preparation.In addition, it is so easy to injure the skin of the eyelids.

  2. There are those who try to remove false eyelashes under running water, as well as with soaps, gels and other cleansers, rubbing them on the skin of the eyelids and at the roots of the eyelashes. This, again, is the wrong way out of the situation: glue cannot be dissolved in such ways. Instead of the desired result, there will be unpleasant consequences - again, thinning eyelashes, irritated skin and eyes.

  3. Whatever means for removing eyelash extensions you choose, when applying, you need to remember that it should not get on the mucous membrane of the eye - you can get redness, irritation or even a chemical burn. Although specialized formulas are made suitable even for sensitive skin, this does not mean that they are absolutely harmless to the eyes too.

Restoring eyelashes after extensions

Eyelash extension is a procedure that, as a rule, does not go unnoticed. After her, it's time for rehabilitation.

  • Firstly, give up re-building for a while - a 2-3 week break will be enough for your eyelashes to grow stronger.

  • Secondly, immediately after removal, apply castor or burdock oil to the eyelashes - they contribute to their recovery and growth. Also make it a rule to use them regularly, every day. Or prepare masks - just mix, for example, one of the oils with aloe juice, and then hold on the eyelashes for about 20 minutes. Along with oils, special eyelash serums can also work.

  • Thirdly, pay attention to the skin of the eyelids - moisturize and soften it with creams.

  • Fourth, vitamins will help restore eyelashes. Analyze your diet, make sure that the foods you consume are rich in nutrients. And also use vitamins A, E and B12 in capsules - their contents can be mixed with oils and applied to eyelashes in the form of the same masks; so they will be even more effective.

On other ways to restore eyelashes after extension, you can read here.


? What are professional eyelash extension removers?

  • debonder;
  • remover;

  • albucid;

Read more in this section of the article.

? What are the ways to remove eyelash extensions at home?

  • vegetable oils;
  • creams;

  • steaming.

Read more about deletion methods here.

? How to remove eyelash extensions safely?

  • Don't try to remove them without pretreatment with just tweezers.
  • Don't try to remove false eyelashes under running water or with soaps, gels and other cleansers.

  • Eyelash extension remover should not get on the mucous membrane of the eye - you can get redness, irritation.

Read more in this section of the article.

? How to remove eyelash extensions and then restore your own?

Eyelash extension is a procedure that, as a rule, does not go unnoticed.Then comes the time for rehabilitation. At a minimum, you need to give up re-building in the next 2-3 weeks, and also take care of your eyelashes. Read more about how to do this here.

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