A couple of months ago, I had this wedding to attend with a friend of mine. Trust us ladies, we graced the occasion with our makeup on fleek, with so much glitz and glam. My friend had applied individual lash extensions while I had opted for the strip ones. This young lady didn’t know how to remove individual lashes yet when we returned home, she began plucking out the lashes like a pro and the result wasn’t funny. I beg your pardon, the result was so very funny. My friend plucked off her real lashes while trying to take off the individual lashes she had on.
False eyelashes are your best bet for enhancing the beauty of the eyes. When applied with a befitting makeup and mascara, they highlight the eyes, making them more attractive and beautiful. Many ladies love strip lashes and have learned to apply it in the twinkling of an eye. Others prefer individual eyelashes because it saves them the stress of daily application. Applying individual lashes can be all fun but when you don’t know how to remove them, it can result in a disaster.
Individual lashes, unlike other lash extensions, have a natural effect. They are waterproof and last a long time if given consistent care. We know it is all fun when individual lashes are on but when the time comes to take them off, if care isn’t taken, you may lose your real lashes like my friend did. If that happens, you wouldn’t like what the mirror would show you. To prevent this from happening, you need extra care when taking off individual lashes. Applying force to take them off can cause irritations and pain.
I’ve curated some easy ways in which you can remove individual lashes without placing your real lashes in peril. Read and follow them so you can master how to remove individual lashes without losing your real lashes.
Materials Needed to Remove Individual Lashes
- Facial cleanser
- Baby wipes or any mild makeup remover
- Cotton pad
- Steaming hot water
- Coconut oil
How to Remove Individual Lashes:
- Use the makeup remover to take off any leftover makeup on the face.
- Wash your face thoroughly.
- Fill a bowl of steaming hot water and use a large towel to cover your head while you put your head directly over the bowl of water. Do this for about ten minutes.
- Dip the cotton pad into your olive/coconut oil and mildly brush along your lash line in a downward motion. Brushing your lash line downward and not side-to-side will enable the lashes to pull off easily.
- Repeat the process as many times as possible up until the lashes fall off on the cotton pad. Be careful not to give in to the urge to add extra pressure by pulling off the lashes by yourself.
- Once the individual lashes and glue are off, use warm water to rinse your face then dry it with a clean towel.
- Then use the facial cleanser to cleanse the extra oil off your face.
False eyelashes as a whole, be they strip lashes or individual lashes, can be irritating if you are not used to them. You should always avoid the urge to rub, pick, pull or twist your lash extensions as this can damage your real lashes. If after applying these steps and the lashes do not come off, go to your beautician to help you with the removal. Professionals use a special solvent to carefully remove each individual hair, which is difficult to do by yourself on your own eyes. If you have removed your own lashes, treat your skin well afterward with a gentle cleanser and moisturizer. Meanwhile, these steps are much better than pulling out your individual lashes just like that.