Thursday, 22 October 2009

How to remove false nails without damage to your natural nails!

Im going to show you how to remove false nails without any damage to your natural nails alot cheaper than what you would pay in the salon - here I am removing Stick On False Nails, but you can use this method to remove UV Gel, Arylic or any other type of nail extension.

I’m pretty certain that a lot of you will be tempted and guilty of pulling or biting off your fake stick on nails (and even UV Gel or Acrylic Extensions!). Please If you pull off the fake nail, this can be very damaging to your own natural nails and leave them brittle, soft and in poor condition. A lot of people seem to think Gel damage your nails but it is in fact when you pull off the nails which causes the damage. Following the good aftercare advise that you can find here (LINK) on my blog also prevents damage to your natural nails. I would always recommend you get your nails removed professionally or for a much cheaper option is to learn how to remove them safely at home as removal at salons can be very costly. There several different options to remove false nails. I shall show you how to do two different ways which are quick, simple and cheap to do at home! At a salon they would normally remove the nails and then give a quick manicure or tidy up and apply some nail strengthen – I have already posted a blog also show you how to do a quick 10 minute manicure.

What you shall need for removal Method One:
Acetone
Orange Sticks
Thick Nail Files
Vasaline (optional)
Nail Buffer
Nail strengthener
Cuticle oil
Small Soaking Bowl (either a kidney bowl or ceramic NOT plastic – as the acetone will melt it!)
Method: Step One: Get all your tools ready and pour a generous amount of acetone into the soaking bowl.
Step Two: (Optional) If you have sensitive skin, as the acetone is abrasive and extremely strong chemical you can apply a layer of Vaseline around you fingers and around the nail cuticle to protect your skin.
Step Three: Place your hands and nails into the soaking bowl and make sure there is enough acetone covering your nails completely.
Step Four: Leave to soak for 15-20 minutes.
Step Five: The fake nails should of lifted off from your natural nail plate and become soft. You can file the fake nails down and buff them completely off.
Step Six: If you find some of the nails haven’t lifted you can soak again in the acetone for a further 5-10 minutes and repeat step five.
Step Seven: Once the fake nails have been removed, buff your natural nails with the 3 way buffer until smooth and shiny.
Step Eight: Apply cuticle oil to replace the lost moisture and apply a coat of nail strengthener….continue with a mini manicure if needed.
What you will need for Method two:
Cotton Wool
Tin foil
Acetone
Orange Sticks
Thick Nail Files
Vasaline (optional)
Nail Buffer
Nail strengthener
Cuticle oil

Method: Step One: Get all your tools ready and soak cotton wool pieces in acetone - you may you the soaking bowl to help with this if you wish.

Step Two: (Optional) If you have sensitive skin, as the acetone is abrasive and extremely strong chemical you can apply a layer of Vaseline around you fingers and around the nail cuticle to protect your skin.

Step Three: Wrap the soaked cotton wool pieces around your nails covering them completley. Then wrap a piece of tin foil around the cotton wool to secure.

Step Four: Leave on for 15-20 minutes. You are able to have a cuppa whilst your waiting!
Step Five: The fake nails should of lifted off from your natural nail plate and become soft. You can file the fake nails down and buff them completely off.

Step Six: If you find some of the nails haven’t lifted you can wrap the soaked cotton wool around the nail again and leave for a further 5-10 minutes and repeat step five.

Step Seven: Once the fake nails have been removed, buff your natural nails with the 3 way buffer until smooth and shiny.

Step Eight: Apply cuticle oil to replace the lost moisture and apply a coat of nail strengthener….continue with a mini manicure if needed.



Hope this has been useful for you. Please feel free to comment below or ask any questions x
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