Are you tired of wearing fake lashes?
If yes, then you should try removing them using coconut oil.
This method is very effective and safe.
There is nothing like removing your fake lashes and this feeling extends to taking out your lash extensions.
Though we are aware you are meant to go back to the lash technician to remove your lash extensions, sometimes your schedule doesn’t allow you to make a trip to them.
Sometimes you just want to stay home and remove them yourself.
Lash extensions are known for being difficult to remove.
That is why they last so long on our eyelashes! There are so many things to worry about when removing them.
The last thing you want to do is pull out your natural eyelashes.
So if you are looking for a way to remove your lash extensions at home, then we’ve got you covered.
We are going to guide you through the process of using coconut oil to remove your lash extensions.
What Is Coconut Oil?
Coconut oil is extracted from the flesh of coconuts. It has been used in beauty products since ancient times.
Unlike most oils that are liquid coconut oil is solid at room temperature. In order to get coconut oil to its liquid form, you have to heat it up.
Coconut oil melts really easily and you can make a small portion turn from a solid to a liquid with the warmth of your hands.
Coconut oil has been used as an ingredient in beauty products for years.
It is commonly used in hair care products because it helps moisturize dry skin. It also works well as a conditioner.
It can be used to cleanse and exfoliate your face.
Coconut oil has become a household name over the years due to its amazing health benefits.
It is known to help with a variety of skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, and even wrinkles.
Coconut oil is also a great natural remedy for removing eyelash extensions.
In this article, we are going to show you how to remove lash extensions with a simple DIY technique.
What Are Lash Extensions?
Lash extensions are artificial eyelashes made of silk, mink, or synthetic hair. They are glued onto the roots of your own eyelashes.
These extensions are usually applied by technicians who work at salons.
You don’t need to undergo any surgery or injections to apply these extensions.
They are simply glued on using glue sticks or adhesive strips.
These extensions are popular among women who want to look glamorous during special occasions or all the time.
Lash extensions can last anywhere between one month to three months depending on the brand and type of extension you use.
How long they last also depends on how you take care of your lash extensions.
Eventually, some lash extensions might start to fall out when it is near the time you should take them off.
Removing Eyelash Extensions With Coconut Oil
As we mentioned before, you can book an appointment with your lash technician to remove your eyelashes safely, or you could remove them at home.
One of the most effective ways of removing your lash extensions at home safely is using coconut oil.
When it comes to lash extensions, there is one thing that they don’t mix well with. That thing is oil.
You might be wondering why lash extensions and glue don’t mix well together, especially since lash extensions are meant to be long-lasting.
Well, this is because coconut oil or any oil breaks down the glue that is used to stick the lash extensions onto the root of the eyelash.
So now that we know how coconut oil can affect our lash extensions, let’s look at how to use it to remove them.
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How To Remove Lash Extensions With Coconut Oil
For this method, you will need coconut oil, cotton pads, and cotton swabs.
The first thing you need to do is make sure that your lash extensions are prepared.
To do this, you need to expose your lash extensions to steam.
This is so the glue is exposed to the steam and will soften slightly. There are a number of ways you can do this.
You could take a hot shower. You could fill a bowl with boiled water and put your head over it.
To make sure that you are steaming your eyelashes, put a towel over your head to trap the steam.
When following this method, make sure you are careful with the hot water.
After exposing your lashes to steam, make sure to heat up your coconut oil. You need to heat up your coconut oil until it becomes a liquid.
Once your coconut oil is a liquid, you can saturate a cotton pad with the coconut oil.
Place the saturated cotton pad on your eyelashes, where the glue is. You need to hold the cotton pad there for around 5 minutes.
Make sure that your eyes are closed when you do this.
Remove the cotton pad from your eyelashes. Then soak a cotton swab in coconut oil.
With this cotton swab, you want to run it across the length of your lashes.
Make sure to move your cotton swab so it is moving away from your eyelid in a downward motion.
This should slowly start to separate the eyelash extensions from your natural eyelashes.
When all the eyelash extensions are removed you can wash your face to get rid of any residue.
If you still feel like your lashes are not coming off correctly, then you may need to see a professional lash technician.
They will be more experienced than you are when it comes to dealing with lash extensions.
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