How to Remove Individual Lashes At Home
Individual lashes are a great way to achieve a long-lasting and natural-looking enhancement. They make a great alternative to strip lashes and are ideal for those that love to wear fake eyelashes on a regular basis, as you don’t need to reapply them daily.
There are many different types of individual lashes available, which each provide a slightly different look. You can use single strands for extra definition and an incredibly natural effect, flared clusters, trios or knot-free lashes, all depending on the personal preference and the outcome you desire.
All individual lashes allow for salon standard results, from the comfort of your own home. They take a little more practise to apply in comparison to strip lashes, however they are great for creating a more customised finish.
Once you have mastered how to apply individual lashes, you need to know how to properly remove them so that you don’t damage your natural lashes. Removing individual lashes, if done correctly, shouldn’t be painful or difficult and if the correct tools are used, the procedure should be fairly quick and straightforward.
What you will need:
Top tips that will make removal easier:
- Don’t apply mascara to the individual lashes, as this can make the removal process more difficult and time-consuming. It can also affect how long your individual lashes will last and could damage them.
- Use a high quality individual lash adhesive to apply your lashes for the best results possible, we recommend using the Salon System Individual Lash Adhesive which is available in both clear and dark tone.
- Never pull or pick the individual lashes off, this will be painful and can cause damage to your natural lashes, pulling those out as well.
- Be extremely careful when applying the individual adhesive remover to your lashes not to get any in your eyes. If you do, then immediately rinse the area with cold, clean water. If irritation persists, then seek medical attention immediately.
Individual lash extensions are applied with a temporary glue, which is often latex-based, meaning they aren’t very waterproof. Before going on to use an individual lash remover, we recommend softening the adhesive first by using coconut or baby oil.
We also strongly suggest a patch test of the remover is carried out before using it. To do this, we recommend applying a tiny amount of product to a cotton bud, and carefully dabbing it onto the outer edge of your lash line where the individual lashes are.
Ensure your eyes are fully closed, as the remover can sting and cause irritation if it enters the eye. Only apply the product to a small area, rather than all the way along the lash line. Leave it on for 20 seconds, then wipe away with a cotton pad.
If no irritation occurs, then you will be able to use the remover to remove individual lashes. If you have a reaction to the formula, then seek medical attention and don’t use the product again.
Soak two cotton pads in coconut oil and gently hold them over both your closed eyes for approximately 20 seconds to loosen the adhesive. Coconut oil is a great option as it is suitable for sensitive skin types and doesn’t have a strong or harsh formula.
Remove the cotton pads and gently swipe outwards. Some of the lash clusters may come off now, however it is likely you will need to use an individual adhesive remover as well to properly remove every lash cluster.
Ensure the eye area is free from any residue or coconut oil before applying the individual adhesive remover.
Use an individual adhesive remover to fully remove the lash clusters from your lash line. We recommend using the Salon System Individual Adhesive remover as this consists of a gentle yet effective formula which works to break up and dissolve the lash adhesive for a quick, pain-free lash removal.
Using a cotton bud, apply a small amount of individual adhesive remover to the bulb of the lash, being careful not to get any product in the eyes.
Wait for a few minutes for the adhesive to dissolve, and holding a tissue directly underneath the eye, gently wipe the lash away until it loosens and pulls apart from your lash line.
Continue to carefully wipe the lashes away and repeat step five if necessary, until all of the individual lash extensions are fully removed.
Once you have fully removed all of the individual lash clusters, cleanse your eyes with a gentle eye makeup remover and don’t apply makeup to them for 24 hours as they may be feeling more sensitive than normal, and it will be good to give your eyes a break.