How To Remove Acrylic Nails With Hot Water?

If you are in a rush and you have no nail tools, try and remove your acrylic nails with hot water. Here’s everything that you should know about this method.

Getting your nails done has never had such a variety of options as today. Apart from shellac, vinylux, gel and dip powder manicure, acrylics are among the most requested nails. However, if you want healthy nails, taking them off properly is as important as getting them done.

The best thing to do is to go to a salon and have them removed by a professional. It takes some time and it costs, but it pays off. Anyway, if you really must experiment, then here’s everything you need to know about removing acrylics with hot water, and at home.

How Do You Usually Remove Acrylic Nails?

Beauty technicians mostly use a 100% pure acetone and soak your nails in it. Acetone dissolves the acrylic nails and they come off a lot easier. Of course, acetone is a strong chemical and should not be used very often. 

How Long Does It Take To Get Acrylic Nails

This solution is not an ideal one for someone who likes to play around with nails and does them often. In that case, you need something different and hot water won’t dry out your skin as much as acetone would do. Removing acrylic nails using only hot water has become a really popular method and it doesn’t hurt a lot.

You Will Need These Things To Start The Removal Process

To start the nail removal process at home you will need a big enough bowl of hot water. Keep in mind that water shouldn’t be just warm, but not extremely hot either. You will also need a toothpick or orange nail stick, a nail file and something to moisturize your nail after the process is completed.

These Are The Steps To Follow

Take that bowl of hot water and soak your nails in it. This is not a quick method – spare some time to do it right. You will need to soak your fingers for quite some time. Do that until you notice your acrylics swelling. Once they do, take an orange nail stick and poke acrylics from underneath. That will help the entire process and will make them fall off a lot easier.

The most optimal solution for removing glue leftovers is with the use of a nail file. This process shouldn’t damage your nails a lot, but they will need some moisturizing anyway. You can use jojoba oil, which is very recommended, or any other nail cream to keep your nails soft and fresh.

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Additional Tips

Be aware of the fact that acrylic nails will damage your natural nails if you don’t maintain them. If you see that this method, for any reason, doesn’t work for you, seek some professional advice or service. Never pull these nails off manually. Even though you might enjoy or love your beautiful acrylic nails, you shouldn’t have them on for a longer period. Your natural nails also need time to breathe and heal. Make sure you take care of them, and always invest in your hygiene.

  • Wash your hair with lukewarm or cold water, but avoid hot water. Using hot water will open up your cuticle, and remove its moisture, as well as color & shine.
  • Don't over-wash your hair. Stick to once or twice a week of hair washing since it won't rinse the color out sooner than it is expected.
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