Dip powder nails look and feel amazing, but they become very frustrating if they get damaged due to carelessness or wear. If you are looking for ways to remove dip powder nails, then you have come to the right place.
In this article, we will explain the different methods to remove dip powder nails. But let’s first understand their application process.
Steps to Apply Dip Powder Nails
- Clean your nails to create a clean and even surface for the nail powder.
- Apply a base coat to give an adhesive surface to the nail powder to bind to.
- Dip nails in the powder and remove after a few seconds. Brush off any excess powder.
- Apply a sealant to cover the powder.
- Apply a top coat to give shine to your dip powder nails.
Popular Methods to Remove Dip Powder Nails
Dip powder nails are easy to remove, according to Future Nail Store. There are five processes that are commonly used to remove dip powder nails. You can use any of these methods based on your preference. Make sure you apply natural oil on your fingertips and cuticles to protect them from the effects of the dip powder after the removal process.
By Using Acetone and Aluminium Foil
Take a cotton ball and dip it in acetone. Put the cotton ball on your nail and carefully wrap aluminium foil around your nail. Repeat the process for all fingers. Keep the foil wrapped around each nail for around 20 minutes. After this period, remove the foil and rub the nails smoothly with the cotton ball. Wash your hands and apply a natural oil to moisturise your nails.
In this method, aluminium foil is used to trap the body heat and speed up the powder removal process.
By Using Hot Rice
This is a very simple procedure. Put rice in a bowl and microwave the rice till it is noticeably hot. Place a bowl containing acetone in the hot rice. Acetone will get hot because of the heated rice. Now dip a cotton ball in the acetone, soak it, and put the cotton ball on your nails to remove the dip powder polish. Heating the acetone will speed up the removal process.
By Using Hot Water
This method is very similar to the first method. Put an acetone dipped cotton ball on your nails, and wrap aluminium foil around them. Proceed to put hot water in a bowl, and dip your fingers in the water. Hot water will make the removal process move forward as fast as possible, and you will not have to wait for 20 minutes to remove the powder unlike other methods. Make sure the water is not too hot, otherwise you may burn your fingers.
By Using Hot Acetone
Heat the acetone to make it more reactive. Then dip a cotton ball in acetone and put it on each nail.
By Soaking in Acetone Completely
In this method, you put your nails in the acetone directly. Soaking nails in acetone directly can cause more dehydration of your fingertips. Therefore, try to use the above-mentioned methods first. No matter which method you choose, apply a nail moisturiser or natural oil to your nails and skin after the removal process to increase moisture levels in your nails to keep them healthy.