How to remove false nails: practical guide

How to remove false nails: practical guide

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Removing false nails can often seem like a daunting task, especially when you don’t have the right techniques or tools. Whether you’ve used acrylic, gel, or other false nails, there are several effective and gentle ways for your natural nails to remove them without causing damage. In this article, the wholesale nail supply distributors will explore different methods for removing false nails, with detailed explanations for each approach.

Method 1: Using Acetone

One of the most common methods for removing false nails is to use acetone. This chemical is particularly effective at dissolving acrylic and gel false nails.

Necessary material :

  • Nail polish remover with acetone
  • Cottons
  • Aluminum foil
  • Nail file
  • Wooden stick for cuticles

Steps to follow :

1. Start by lightly filing the surface of the nails to remove the top coat. This will allow the acetone to better penetrate the false nail.

2. Dip a cotton ball in the acetone nail polish remover and place it on the nail. Then wrap aluminum foil around your finger to hold the cotton in place.

3. Wait about 15 to 20 minutes until the acetone sufficiently dissolves the false nail.

4. Remove the foil and use a wooden stick to gently push the false nail.

5. Leave to soak for a few more minutes if the false nail still resists, until it comes off easily.

Method 2: Acetone bath

Acetone bath is another method that involves completely immersing your fingers in acetone.

Necessary material :

  • Acetone bath or small bowl filled with acetone-based nail polish remover
  • Nail file
  • Paper towels

Steps to follow :

1. File the upper surface of the false nails to reduce their thickness and facilitate dissolution.

2. Fill a shallow bowl with acetone nail polish remover.

3. Immerse your nails in the bowl for 15-30 minutes, check every 10 minutes to see the dissolution status.

4. Use a wooden stick to try to gently remove the false nails after immersion.

5. Dry your hands with paper towels and moisturize them as acetone can dry out the skin.

Method 3: Electric nail drill

Announced simpler but longer, the exclusive use of a nail drill also allows you to remove false nails.

Necessary material :

  • Nail drill machine
  • Absorbent paper

Steps to follow :

1. Start to gently file the surface of the false nails. The objective is to gradually reduce their thickness.

2. Continue this action throughout the structure of the false nail, taking care not to damage your natural nail.

3. Wipe nail dust regularly with paper towels to monitor your progress.

4. Patience is key for this method, continue until you have completely filed the layers of false nails.

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