5 steps to remove dip nails
safely at home
By Double Dip founder (with 30+ years of experience in the nail industry)
It’s all fun until you have to take your dip nails off. The first step is to resist the temptation to peel your nails off. Peeling your nails off is not only painful but also damages your nail’s bed in the long run.
Follow these 5 simple steps to remove your dip powder nails safely at home like a pro with no mess:
Step 1: Flatten the surface
Use a coarse nail file or use a professional nail drill to flatten down the product on each nail until a thin layer of product is left. Make sure you don’t over buff and damage your natural nail.
TIPS: If you have any extension on your nails, use nail clippers to cut down to your natural nail length before filing to speed up your soaking process.
Step 2: Soak soak soak
Prepare a bowl and pour a decent amount of acetone to submerge your nails fully.
If you’re not a fan of soaking your fingers in acetone, don’t worry! Place a cotton ball soaked in acetone on each nail and secure it in place with soaking nail clips.
TIP: - Use 100% pure acetone for quicker results.
Step 3: Zen time!
Sit back, relax, listen to some music, enjoy a sip of wine while waiting for your nails to be soaked for at least 15-20 minutes.
Step 4: Flake it off
Once the dip powders loosen, use a cuticle pusher to remove the powder, starting from the cuticle area to the end of your nail. The powder should flake off easily; if it doesn’t, soak for another 5 minutes.
Step 5: Self-love
Acetone can be tough on your nails and hands sometimes. You can use cuticle oil and hand cream to moisturize your nails and skin.