You can remove your eyelash extensions at home on your own. The most common method is to use coconut oil or olive oil to break the adhesive for the eyelashes. That said, it's always best to have your lashes removed by a professional to avoid any damage to your natural lashes. Professionals use a special remover designed to soften the adhesive bond.
Asako (left) and Naoko (right) are certified eyelash stylists and the owners of Divine Lashes, a site for eyelash lovers to meet and learn more about eyelash extensions and lifts. Extensions are removed by applying gel and cream removers to peel off eyelash extensions without damaging natural eyelashes. Professionals use an eyelash extension remover specifically formulated with very strong materials that dissolve glue. If the eyelash extensions don't come off, it's a sign that the nail polish remover isn't strong enough to break down glue molecules.
For example, let's say your eyelashes were applied incorrectly or you realize that you're allergic to eyelash glue. It's common to lose a lot of natural eyelashes or to get tired of the long process of removing eyelash extensions on your own at home. You can safely say that you'll be fine if you follow the steps above on how to remove eyelash extensions. You shouldn't worry about your natural eyelashes being ruined when you remove your extensions.
Over the years, I've done extensive research and tested several products to determine which are the best products for removing eyelash extensions and which to avoid. Keeping your eyes closed while removing your eyelash extensions on your own can be a difficult task. The purpose of this step is to remove any mascara or eye makeup that may have settled on eyelash extensions.