Is it better to get eyelash extensions removed or let them fall out?

First of all, we strongly recommend that you simply let your eyelashes grow. This will naturally cause your extensions to fall out on their own without having to tear out your eyelashes with them. If you choose not to remove your extensions, they actually fall off or come off on their own. The normal shedding process is that natural eyelashes grow to maturity and the extension of the eyelashes comes off during the normal hair loss process, Richardson says.

Long-term use of synthetic eyelashes entails risks, especially when it comes to the condition of natural eyelashes, since they suffer trauma to the eyelashes as they become shorter, thinner and weaker and, in some cases, the total loss of natural eyelashes may occur. There is also the threat of eye health problems, such as conjunctivitis and the long-term problem of bletharitis, which could mean that any future use of eyelash extensions is no longer a consideration. To ensure that natural eyelashes recover from the constant use of eyelash extensions, eyelash extensions should be removed every six to eight months to allow the eyelid line to be thoroughly cleaned after months of makeup and bacteria buildup, and also for natural eyelashes to grow and grow thicken. We recommend a minimum of two months of rest after eyelash extensions to allow natural eyelashes to fully recover and regrow.

The safest way (both for natural eyelashes and for your own eyes) to remove eyelash extensions is to have them removed by a professional. However, one of the main reasons why I haven't bought eyelash extensions yet is because I've always been a little afraid of what happens to your eyelashes afterwards. One of my clients came to the salon a couple of days before she booked the removal of eyelash extensions, worried that she wasn't doing the right thing to remove them and wanted a second opinion. Keep looking for all the information you need on how to remove the eyelash extension the right way to protect your eyelash line.

Since eyelash extensions are applied with a glue that is virtually waterproof, you'll have to dissolve the glue to remove them.

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