Once your lashes are successfully removed, Richardson suggests continuing to use castor oil on your natural lashes before bedtime to help strengthen your natural lashes again. "Castor oil has traditionally be used as a natural remedy for thinning hair and eyelashes," says Joshua Zeichner, a New York City-based board-certified dermatologist, who agrees with Richardson's tip. "Similar to hair conditioners, it forms a protective coating over the hair shaft itself to literally thicken it and enhance healthy growth.
Castor oil will slowly break down the bond of the adhesive while you sleep, making the extensions lose so it's easier for them to fall out on their own. "You shouldn't expect the extensions to come off all at once when doing an at-home removal," says Tran. "Only a special adhesive remover that is available in the salons is able to achieve this without damaging your natural lashes.
But just because you can't get your extensions touched up right now doesn't mean you should start plucking out the faux lashes that are still attached. "Removing them yourself, by picking and pulling, can actually pull out your actual lashes since the extensions are attached strand by strand," says Clementina Richardson, founder of Envious Lashes in New York City. "This can lead to bald spots that may never grow back.
As we all know, you should always remove your makeup before going to bed. "Leaving makeup on overnight can clog the glands on the eyelids, just like other areas of the face, which could lead to painful styes and inflammation, also stopping natural eyelash growth," says Shari Marchbein, a New York City-based board-certified dermatologist.
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