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Removing artifical nails with dental floss!

post #1 of 76
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My daughter had acrylic nails that she wanted removed and after zero success with soaking in acetone I searched the internet for a solution. I read somewhere to use dental floss. We tried it and OMG!!!!!!!!! it took less than 5mins to remove all 10 nails!!!!! This was the method we used.......
-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!!!
post #2 of 76

Re: I found the greatest, EASIEST way to remove acrylic nails!!!!

Now, why didn't I look into that ages ago when I wore acrylics! Thanks for the tip Dee!
post #3 of 76

Re: I found the greatest, EASIEST way to remove acrylic nails!!!!

thanks for the tip, and just on time too! i want to take mine off but hate sitting through the acetone
post #4 of 76
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Re: I found the greatest, EASIEST way to remove acrylic nails!!!!

hey Liz be sure to let me know how it works out for you
post #5 of 76

Re: I found the greatest, EASIEST way to remove acrylic nails!!!!

Great tip!
post #6 of 76

Re: I found the greatest, EASIEST way to remove acrylic nails!!!!

huh who would of known!
post #7 of 76

Re: I found the greatest, EASIEST way to remove acrylic nails!!!!

Awesome I am going to try it this weekend cause mine have to come off thanks a ton for the tip.
post #8 of 76

Re: I found the greatest, EASIEST way to remove acrylic nails!!!!

That sounds like an awesome idea!
post #9 of 76

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thanks!!!
post #10 of 76

Re: I found the greatest, EASIEST way to remove acrylic nails!!!!

Wow, acetone didn't work? I thought that stuff ate all plastics.
post #11 of 76

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Great tip...for tips! LOL ( corny but funny to me! )
post #12 of 76

Re: I found the greatest, EASIEST way to remove acrylic nails!!!!

Thank you sooo much for this tip! I will try it out for sure!
Acetone dries my fingers out so bad!
post #13 of 76

Re: I found the greatest, EASIEST way to remove acrylic nails!!!!

ARE YOU SURE it's not painful?
post #14 of 76

Re: I found the greatest, EASIEST way to remove acrylic nails!!!!

That is a great tip. Is the nail really thin and weak now?
post #15 of 76
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Re: I found the greatest, EASIEST way to remove acrylic nails!!!!

Originally Posted by rita1979 View Post
ARE YOU SURE it's not painful?
Justine said it only hurt a tiny bit and she does not have a high pain tolerance!! It doesn't hurt b/c you are basically breaking the seal between the glue and your nail.......when you pry them off you are actually pulling on your nail bed and that's what causes the pain.

Originally Posted by KristinB View Post
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.
post #16 of 76

Re: I found the greatest, EASIEST way to remove acrylic nails!!!!

Great Tip! but I suggest she use Gel for nails
post #17 of 76

Re: I found the greatest, EASIEST way to remove acrylic nails!!!!

nice tip, gonna try that next time!
post #18 of 76

Re: I found the greatest, EASIEST way to remove acrylic nails!!!!

hello
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 .
post #19 of 76

Re: I found the greatest, EASIEST way to remove acrylic nails!!!!

Great idea! I currently have acrylics that I clipped the ends off because i couldn't stand them, and I was just going to file or buffer off the rest but this sounds like a much better idea!!! XxX
post #20 of 76

Re: I found the greatest, EASIEST way to remove acrylic nails!!!!

Just be careful when you do this you aren't pulling off the natural nail as well. It's stuck to the acrylic, I guarentee you'll do damage.

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.
post #21 of 76

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Great tip! Thnx!
post #22 of 76

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thanks for the tip. i've tried alot of ways to get off my acrylics. just one more method to test out.
post #23 of 76

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Thanks, what a great idea.
post #24 of 76

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Great tips, nice to avoid the acetone process. And thanks for the cautionary notes.
post #25 of 76

Re: I found the greatest, EASIEST way to remove acrylic nails!!!!

Who would have thought?
post #26 of 76

Re: I found the greatest, EASIEST way to remove acrylic nails!!!!

HELLO,
Thank you sooo much for this tip!
I tried 3 times to remove my acrylic nails, and finally it was a success,I removed them in ten minutes.the next time ,I will try on my customers!
post #27 of 76

Re: I found the greatest, EASIEST way to remove acrylic nails!!!!

A much needed tip! I always have trouble removing my acrylic nails.
post #28 of 76

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wow that's neat. i'll definately try this out next time. sounds so hassle free.
post #29 of 76

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Pleaaaaaase I want a quick answer

I agree with you that it is the easy way to remove acrylic nails.

my question is :do you practice this way to your customers?

Some peoples think that it 's a barbarian technic( I don't know why)!!!!

THANKS
post #30 of 76
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Re: I found the greatest, EASIEST way to remove acrylic nails!!!!

barbarian......probabally the least barbarian way to remove acrylics
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