A Guide to Removing Eyelash Extension with the Help of a Professional
The quest for a pair of irresistible and doll-like eyes is nothing new. And with eyelash extensions – women are now able to achieve this in just an hour; quickly making the procedure less of a one-time thing, and more of a ritual that many swear by.
It seems that extensions are even taking over a classic, must-have makeup item – mascara. It’s all about the falsies and lash extensions now – considering that it is able to give you a more dramatic or natural look, depending on your personal style and preference. It’s no wonder that Kylie Jenner, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga’s beauty and the make-up line had no room for mascara wands in them.
A common myth about eyelash extensions is that it harms your natural lashes. Stemming from horror stories talking about ladies being left with bald lash spots to nasty infections – this shouldn’t be the case when doing your lashes at a reputable clinic with experienced professionals.
How Eyelash Extensions Work
Eyelash extensions are designed to complement your unique eye shape, lash length, and lifestyle.
The average person has between 90 to 150 lashes on each eye. In order to enhance and add volume to your lashes – another 50 to 90 lashes are stuck individually to the base of your lash line; using a special, surgical-grade glue that is designed to withstand water, soap, and sweat.
While this can be good news – it also means paying attention to avoid tugging at your lashes – something which you might have taken for granted before.
When taken care of properly, your new lashes can last up to 5 weeks – at this point, you will then decide whether you want to continue maintaining your lashes, try a new style, or remove it completely.
Reasons to Remove Your Eyelash Extensions
You might find that you don’t like the look of your extensions, or are experiencing a weird itch or pain after getting them done – getting your eyelashes extensions removed by a professional is better than allowing them to shed or fall off naturally on their own.
This is to decrease the chances of unintentionally plucking off your natural lashes (which happens more often than not) – and negatively affecting how your next eyelash extension will turn out.
Even if you have decided to just let your natural lashes take a short break – removing eyelash extensions is supposedly as easy – if not easier than getting it done in the first place.
The Best Way to Remove Your Eyelash Extensions
Just like how you first got your lashes done by a professional – the best way to remove your eyelash extensions is also via a professional.
While you can technically wait for your lashes to grow out in 4 to 8 weeks – this often leads to straggly and uneven lashes which can be both annoying and far from ideal.
The worst thing you can do is to buy a lash glue remover and try to dissolve the adhesive by yourself, which can lead to unwanted allergic reactions and infections due to the chemicals present.
To avoid landing yourself in a sticky situation, do not even attempt to remove your extensions by yourself; instead, immediately book an appointment with a professional.
Why Remove Your Eyelash Extensions With Dreamlash
Our lash professionals at Dreamlash are trained under The Lash Academy – the first and only specialized eyelash training school in Singapore that is certified by the Korea Eyelash Association (KELA) and International Eyelash Designers Association (IEDA) in Seoul. Equipped with the best set of tools designed to work around the eye area and break the hard bonds from the adhesive; all without harming your natural lashes.
When done correctly, eyelash extension removal shouldn’t hurt and takes roughly 20 – 30 minutes. There are multiple precautions and intricate steps to take note of when working in the delicate eye area – which you can take your mind off when working with a professional. Our lashes are all imported directly from South Korea, and we know which solvents work best with our specific glue type and eyelash brand.
Eyelash extensions can be a real lifesaver when it comes to preparing for a last-minute party, and instantly freshens your look in the morning, sans the coffee. With that being said, removing eyelash extensions by yourself is simply not worth the risk.
If you are getting your lashes done at Dreamlash – we offer removal for all our customers so that your entire experience is a smooth and fuss-free one! Our techniques are completely safe and ensure no disruption to your natural lash growth. Be sure to book your appointment with us today, with 3 accessible locations to choose from!