Safely Remove Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash Extensions

The eyelash extensions will give you a fuller and more volumous appearance. They will eventually need to be taken out, either because they have reached the end of their lifespan or you’ve changed your mind. It’s best to have them removed by a professional to prevent damage to your natural eyelashes. However, if you can’t visit a salon and want to remove the extensions yourself, follow this guide.

Step 1: Gather your Supplies

Make sure you have the following items ready before starting:

Oil-free Eye Makeup Remover

Cotton rounds or pads


Coconut, olive or castor oil

Eyelash combs or spoolie brushes

Warm water

Mild shampoo is preferred, such as baby shampoo

Step 2: Cleanse the Eyelashes

Remove all makeup using an oil-free makeup removal product. Focus on your eyelids, and avoid the lashes as far as possible. This will reveal the adhesive bond holding the extensions.

Step 3: Steam your face

Steaming is an easy way to remove eyelash extensions. Fill a bowl of hot water with your face and cover your head with a towel. This should be done for 10-15 minutes. Steam will soften the adhesive and make it easier to remove the extensions.

Step 4: Apply oil

Oils can dissolve the adhesive used in lash extensions. Dip a Q tip in castor, coconut or olive oil, and gently rub along the lashline. Avoid any contact with the eyes. Allow the oil to sit for a couple of minutes so that it can penetrate the adhesive.

Step 5: Remove the extensions gently

Use your eyelash brush or an eyelash comb to gently brush your lashes after letting the oil set. The extensions should begin to slide off. Take your time and be gentle. Reapply oil to any stubborn extensions and give it another try. Do not pull on extensions, as this can cause damage to your natural lashes.

Step 6: Cleanse your Eyelashes

After removing all extensions, gently wash your eyelashes with a mild shampoo dilute in water or a lash conditioner to remove any adhesive and oil residue. Rinse your face thoroughly with warm, lukewarm water. Pat it dry with a soft towel.

Step 7: Nurture Your natural lashes

It’s vital to nourish your natural eyelashes after removal. Applying a lash conditioner or nourishing oil such as castor or coconut can strengthen and condition your lashes.

Precautions & Tips

Professional Removal: If possible, choose professional removal for eyelash extensions. A certified technician will use an adhesive remover that is designed to safely dissolve the glue, without damaging your natural lashes.

Do not pull: Avoid pulling or tugging at your extensions. This could cause permanent damage to the natural lashes.

Patience is key: Allow the oil to dissolve the adhesive completely before attempting to remove the extensions.

Avoid Irritants : Keep all products out of the eyes to prevent irritation and eye injury.

After removing your natural lashes, apply a lash oil or serum to them to nourish and moisturize them.

Regular Breaks: Allow your natural eyelashes to recover between each set of extensions if you wear them regularly.

When wearing extensions, it is important to maintain the health of your natural eyelashes. You can remove eyelash extensions safely at home by following these precautions and steps.

This post was written by Rachel, a professional at Saturn Beauty Co. If you’re all about rocking some dazzling, high-quality lashes, well, darling, you’re at the right place! My name’s Rachel, the passion-driven soul behind Saturn Beauty Co., and I’m here to bring a dash of cosmic charm to your beauty experience. Call me today to book your lash appointment.