How to get nail glue off my fake nails without taking them off?
Stick-on fake nails or flexible soft gel press-on nails offer instantaneous manicure transformation, but accidents do happen and nail glue may end up in unexpected spots. But don't fret: safely and effectively removing nail glue without having to take them off is entirely achievable; in this comprehensive guide we'll outline step-by-step processes, tools and techniques for safely and successfully doing just that.
Understanding the Challenges of Removing Nail Glue
Before we discuss methods for ungluing fake nails, it's essential to understand why this task may prove to be so challenging:
Nail glue is designed for strong adhesion and durability, making it resistant to casual removal. Nail Material: The type of material your fake nails are constructed out of can affect how quickly and safely the nail glue adheres - as can time considerations when taking care in its removal without leaving behind damage.
Once nail glue sets onto fake nails, it becomes increasingly challenging to remove. Let's explore a step-by-step method of safely ungluing stick on nails without taking them off!
Step-by-Step Guide for Removing Nail Glue From Fake Nails
Follow these steps to effectively remove nail glue from your fake nails:
1. Gather Your Supplies:
- Acetone-based nail polish remover.
- Cotton balls or pads.
- An orangewood stick or a soft nail buffer.
- A small bowl.
- Cuticle oil or moisturizer.
2. Conduct a Spot Test:
- Apply a small amount of acetone-based nail polish remover on an inconspicuous area of one of your fake nails in order to verify it won't damage either its material or finish.
3. Soak in Acetone:
- Pour enough acetone-based polish remover into a bowl in order to submerge all your fake nails fully in it before submerging your fake nails in it completely and submersing them entirely before submersing your fake nails in it altogether and submersion
4. Soak Your Nails:
- Gently place your hands, with the fake nails, into the bowl of acetone. Ensure that the acetone covers the glued areas of the fake nails.
5. Wait Patiently:
- Allow your nails to soak for 15-20 minutes as the acetone will slowly soften the glue.
6. Test the Glue Softness:
- After soaking, gently try to lift the softened glue using an orangewood stick or a soft nail buffer. Be cautious not to damage the fake nail.
7. Remove Excess Glue:
- Whilst softening but still refusing to release easily, carefully use an orangewood stick or nail buffer to carefully and gradually peel away excess glue without applying too much force.
8. Repeat If Needed:
- If any residual glue remains, repeat the soaking process until it becomes flexible enough to be removed easily.
9. Cleanse and Moisturize:
- Once you've successfully removed the glue, cleanse your fake nails and natural nails with soap and water to remove any acetone residue. Then, moisturize your cuticles and nails with cuticle oil or a nourishing hand cream.
10. Buff and Polish:
- Gently buff the surface of your fake nails to restore their shine and smoothness. You can then apply a clear top coat for added protection and shine.
11. Inspect for Damage:
- Carefully inspect your fake nails for any damage or signs of wear. If you notice any issues, consider replacing them with new ones.