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How to remove press on nails

  1. Soak in Warm Soapy Water:

  • Begin by soaking your hands in warm, soapy water for about 10-15 minutes. This helps to loosen the adhesive and makes the removal process easier.


Step by step removal

  1. Using oil and water to remove press-on nails is a gentle method that can help loosen the adhesive. Here's a simple guide:

  2. Gather Supplies:

  • You will need a bowl of warm, soapy water, an oil-based product (such as cuticle oil, olive oil, or coconut oil), and a cuticle stick or wooden nail stick.

  1. Soak Your Nails:

  • Start by soaking your hands in the warm, soapy water for about 10-15 minutes. This helps soften the adhesive and makes it easier to remove the press-on nails.

  1. Apply Oil:

  • Once your nails are adequately soaked, apply the oil around the edges of the press-on nails. You can use a cotton ball or a cotton swab to apply the oil.

  1. Wait for Oil to Penetrate:

  • Allow the oil to penetrate the adhesive for a few minutes. This helps further loosen the bond between the press-on nails and your natural nails.

  1. Gently Pry Off:

  • Use a cuticle stick or a wooden nail stick to gently pry off the press-on nails. Start from the sides and work your way toward the center. Be patient and avoid forcing them off to prevent damage.

  1. Repeat if Necessary:

  • If the nails are not coming off easily, you can repeat the process. Soak your nails again in warm, soapy water and reapply the oil.

  1. Buff and Moisturize:

  • After removing the press-on nails, gently buff your natural nails to smooth out any residue. Follow up with a good moisturizer or cuticle oil to hydrate your nails and surrounding skin.

  1. Use Cuticle Oil:

  • Apply cuticle oil around the edges of the press-on nails to further loosen the adhesive and promote easy removal.

  1. Avoid Force and Metal Tools:

  • Be gentle during the removal process. Avoid using force or metal tools, as these can damage your natural nails. If you encounter resistance, soak the nails longer and try again.

  1. Buff and Moisturize:

  • After removing the handmade press-on nails, gently buff your natural nails to smooth out any residue. Follow up with a good moisturizer or cuticle oil to hydrate your nails and surrounding skin.

  1. Professional Assistance:

  • If you're uncertain or encounter difficulties, consider seeking help from a professional nail technician. They have the expertise and proper tools to safely remove press-on nails without causing harm.

Always follow any specific instructions provided by the creator of the handmade press-on nails. If you experience discomfort or if the nails are not coming off easily, professional assistance is advisable to prevent damage to your natural nails.

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