For years I've been getting acrylic nails done and since I fell pregnant (I'm 6 weeks) I haven't gone back. I've just been cutting them back but they're now looking awful with the acrylic all chipped and gross. I don't know how to get them off with ripping my real nail under neath. In the past I could have just gone in and had them soaked and removed but I'm not comfortable sitting in the nail salon when the chemical smell is so strong (they wear masks for a reason right?) and I find it quite painful when they remove the nail using another nail to shimmy it off.
I'm thinking I might just have to bite the bullet and go in and have them removed but just wondering if it's dangerous in anyway? I'm not even sure what it is that they used to soak them off (it's not acetone it's some stronger stuff that makes the acrylic melt off).
Does anyone have any suggestions to get them off or do you think it would be ok to go in to the salon?
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12-11-2013 21:20 #1
Acrylic Nail Removal
12-11-2013 21:38 #2
You could soak them off yourself with acetone. Soak a cotton wool ball apply to nail and wrap in foil. You will need to file off the arcylic too but the acetone softens it. Alternatively, grow it out just file every so often file both the tip and the top of the arcylic to get it thinner. This is pretty much what they do anyway and at least you wont be exposing yourself to the smell in the nail bar. Just make sure you are in a well ventilated area or sit outside. I have used the above to take my own acrylics off.
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12-11-2013 22:01 #3
Go to priceline look near their nail polish remover. They used to sell a tub of acrylic nail remover. You soak a few fingers in the lil tub at a time & the acrylic nail just peels off no pain.
12-11-2013 22:04 #4
You could try a proper manicurist. I used to go to one who specialized in natural nails only, she didn't do artificial nails at all except removal. No need for face masks in places like that. This is in Melbourne but I'm sure they exist everywhere.
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