Are you bored of seeing the same manicure day in and out? If you are bored, then I will tell you an easy way to remove that nail dip sitting at your home. There is no picking, pulling and biting involved. I promise. Using too much force when removing your dip nails may result in the destruction of healthy nail layers as well as the colour. So, here are some methods to remove your nail dips.
First of all, you have to apply petroleum jelly. Then immerse it in acetone solution until the existing colour comes out. This method takes about 15 minutes. Now, you have to file your nails. After that, immerse your fingers in acetone for about 10 minutes. Rub off your nail polish using a piece of cloth. Repeat these steps multiple times until all the nail polish comes off.
Be cautious while using acetone because it is harsh on the skin. Also, place it well. Else it takes off colour from most of the surfaces.
What is nail dip?
Suppose you love doing a manicure or even if you have entered the beauty world. We have often heard this term, thanks to social media influencers who advertise about nail dips. Let me tell you – it is a powder made for nails. In this, people dip their nails, and they get coloured. While in the nail salon, you do not get the dipping experience due to hygiene. In the salon, they brush that powder over your nails.
Pros of nail dips
The best thing about nail dips is that it is as long-lasting as acrylic and looks natural like gel.
Here is why nail dips are popular :
- It is durable
- It is gentle when compared to acrylics.
- You can do it at your home.
- Colour variety
Here are methods to remove nail dips at home :
Stuff you need – nail file, acetone, cotton balls in a small quantity, foil and towel.
1. File the top layer of the nail
File the nails by moving up and down until all the shine disappears. It should look white and powdery. When you reach that stage, then the powder gets dissolved in acetone.
2.Immerse your nails in the acetone
First, apply petroleum jelly to your nails to get protected as I have mentioned already that acetone is a harsh chemical for the skin.
You can apply acetone in two ways :
- Put your nails in acetone.
- You can put acetone on the cotton balls and then place it over your nails. Also, take care that the acetone portion of the cotton only touches the nails. After you recognise that cotton, you put a foil over it to not move. You have to wrap it nicely.
Do this for about 10 minutes, and you are good to go.
You can put a towel around your working area. So that even if the acetone spills, it does not damage anything.
3. Rub your polish away
Unwrap those cotton nails or remove them from the bowl after soaking. To remove the powder polish, rub it off with a cotton ball (dry or soaked in acetone). If there are any remaining traces of polish, try washing your hands and gently rubbing your nails with a washcloth. Avoid rubbing the skin around your nails. It might irritate it.
4. If necessary, touch up or repeat the steps.
Typically, you will only need to go through this process once. However, if your polish is resisting, you should repeat steps 2 and 3.
After you’ve removed your dip nails, you should take care of your hands.
It is critical to remove your dip nails properly, but your work does not end there. Give your nails some TLC. Please wash your hands. When you’ve removed all of the pigment from your dip manicure, thoroughly wash your hands with mild soap.
Take special care of the tips of your fingers and nails. It’s critical to remove any remaining acetone from your hands because it can severely dry out your skin. After rinsing, thoroughly dry your hands and nails. Moisturise. Give your nails some moisture. Coconut oil is fantastic for cuticles. It’s high in fatty acids and may help protect against fungal infections. A regular nail and cuticle oil will also suffice.
Suppose you don’t have any of those ingredients on hand. Try olive oil instead. To keep your newly exposed nails hydrated and healthy, soak them in one of these oils.
Apply your favourite hand or cuticle cream after this step. After getting cosy with acetone, the skin around your nails could use some pampering.
Take a break from your nails.
Though it may be tempting to reapply your manicure right away, most manicurists advise waiting at least a few days (ideally a week) before doing so.
Get rid of nail dip without acetone.
A few things you need for this method:
white vinegar, alcohol, baking soda, and toothpaste.
White vinegar and alcohol are excellent substitutes for acetone. To remove your dip nails, follow the steps outlined above, replacing acetone in equal parts with either chemical.
Mix a bowl of toothpaste and a bowl of vinegar. Then cover your nails with that mixture and let it be there for 15 – 20 minutes. After that, you can wipe off that nail dip it in a piece of cloth. Now, it got removed, and you are free.