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How to remove false eyelashes

Aaron is Anxious…I’ve recently gone and experimented with fake eyelashes since they seem to be the new trend. The shop where I got them guaranteed they would stay on for at least 3 weeks. It is now 4 ½ weeks later and I have begun trying to remove them myself, and I am noticing that it is pulling out my own natural eyelashes. 1. Is there a better way to get them off? 2. Am I doing permanent damage to my eyelashes? 3. If not how long will it take for my own eyelashes to grow back?!?!?

The Beauty Brains respond:

1. First, you should not have to pull the eyelashes off, especially if you’re using a brand like Lavish Lash or Peter Louis. You should apply a material that will loosen the glue (like olive oil). Massage it on the eyelashes and wait for a couple of minutes. The oil will help remove the glue and the eyelashes should peel right off.

2. No, you are not doing permanent damage to your eyelashes. At worst, you are “plucking” the hair out of the follicle and it will take extra long for it to grow out (about 4-8 weeks).

3. Eyelashes grow at about the same rate as hair on your head (1 cm a month) so it could take up to 8 weeks for them to grow back completely. (And before you ask about eyelash growth products like Jan Marini, go read our previous posts on the subject!)

How do YOU remove fake lashes? Leave a comment and share your tips with the rest of the Beauty Brains community.

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