Removing artifical nails with dental floss!
Posted 12 December 2007 - 09:04 PM
-it takes a second person to do this for you, it can't be done alone
-use a metal nail file to work up the edge a bit all along the whole width of the acrylic at the cuticle end of the nail
-use about 12 inches of floss wrap it around the second finger of each hand and then slip the floss under the edge that you just created
-now use a sawing motion and pull toward the tip of the finger and presto!!! the nail pops off
and no pain!!!
just becareful beacuse it is very strong.......on one nail we didn't get a free edge across the whole nail and the floss acutally sliced right through the acrylic nail. we just stopped and got more free edge the for the floss to slide under.
I used the teflon type of floss, you know the easyslide or glide floss.
serious, I was amazed at how easy and fast this was!!!
Posted 07 January 2008 - 09:08 PM
|Originally Posted by rita1979|
|ARE YOU SURE it's not painful?|
|Originally Posted by KristinB|
|That is a great tip. Is the nail really thin and weak now?|
they are but not as bad as prying them off b/c as I stated above, you are breaking the seal so I guess in turn you are leaving some layers of nail on your nail!
BTW.....if you attempt to use acetone and then this floss method you may not have any luck.....once the acrylic nail is soft and rubbery this technique will not work.
Posted 18 January 2008 - 02:25 PM
I wanted to say that I have test your way .I have find hard to make a space between the cuticule and acrylic nails I don't know how you do to remove when you use a metal nail file to work up the edge a bit all along the whole of the acrylic .
Posted 25 January 2008 - 12:29 PM
For removing acrylics, buff them down before soaking them in acetone, they will come off a LOT quicker than just plonking them straight into the acetone. As soon as you remove them put on some cuticle oil. Those nails are going to need some TLC.
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