Extensions are a lifesaver for anyone who wants dark, voluminous lashes. People come into our med spa all the time for consultations with our Lash Artists and touch up their current extensions. We’re always happy to help, but we don’t blame you when you miss a touch-up, though, without a fill, your natural lashes will push them off as they grow. It’s tempting to remove them yourself. While a professional should be your first choice for removal to avoid causing lasting damage to lashes, there are times where you can’t get an appointment or wait for the full cycle until the extensions fall out. When you find yourself in that situation, we’ve got a few ways to make it a little easier.
Use oil-based products - Usually, the golden rule with lashes is to stay away from oil makeup and cleansers since they can dissolve the extension glue, but here that’s a good thing. Coat your lashes with oil, like cleanser or baby oil, at night and rinse it off in the morning. The oil eats away at the glue until the extensions loosen after a few days.
Do not pull or rub at your eyes - The struggle not to itch or touch your lashes, especially as they thin and grow, is hard, but you have to resist. Messing with the extensions by tugging on them or excessively rubbing your eyes. Don’t be fooled into thinking this will help. It only works to pull out your natural lashes along with the extensions.
Try not to put on too much mascara - While you’re going through the removal process, it’s best to go lightly on your mascara over the next few days. Applying mascara too close to the lash root can act as a sort of glue, rebonding the lashes and causing the whole process to take more time and effort.
Loosen lashes with steam - If you really want to weaken the grip lash glue still has on your lashes turn to steam. The hot moisture busts through stubborn glue and makes removal so much easier. Go ahead and stay a little longer in the hot shower to help loosen the extensions. You can also fill up a bowl with steamy water and hold your head over it for 15 minutes or soak and towel with warm water and drape over your face.
If none of these work for you, or you just feel more comfortable letting our Lash Artists handle the removal, fill, or other touch-ups, make an appointment at Aspire Med Spa. We are conveniently located in Lexington at 201 Massachusetts Ave, in Peabody at 205 Andover St, and another spa in Wellesley Hills at 332 Washington Street, Fraser, Building Lower Level Suite 10. Just give us a call at 781-863-5274 (LASH) to schedule.