How to quickly remove shellac at home
Many women are well aware that the state of their hands and manicure say a lot. That is why they prefer gel nail polish. The so-called shellac, applied inside the salon by a master or at home, is able to last at least 2-3 weeks on its own, without chipping, cracking, scratching and peeling. However, sometimes the situation develops in such a way that the coating grows back, it looks untidy and ugly, but there is no possibility to go to a professional. In such cases, you can remove Shellac yourself, but you need to follow some recommendations so that your own nails remain attractive and healthy.
How can shellac be removed at home?
There are several means by which shellac can be removed at home. The first and most simple variant is a fine-grained nail file. With its help, you will need to systematically file a resistant coating until the “native” nail “opens”. It should be noted right away that this method is intended for the most patient and assiduous. After all, the removal of gel-lacquer will take a very long time.
There are other, more effective and less time consuming options. So, Shellac can be removed with acetone, a special tool and foil, special napkins.
On a note! Some try to take shellac with alcohol, but, as a rule, this method practically does not work.
How to remove shellac on your own?
Photo and video will help remove stubborn varnish with minimal losses for your own nail platinum. The main thing is to follow all the advice, and as a result, the hands and nails will look pretty decent.
Removing shellac with foil and nail polish remover
You can remove shellac at home even without special tools. If you follow all the recommendations below, then there will be no trace of an unsuccessful manicure, your hands will be neat, and your nails will be healthy enough. The removal procedure is simple and does not take very long.
Step 1- Removal of gel polish must begin with cutting the top with a rough file. Many craftsmen in the cabin, too, do just that when they begin to remove the old coating. At this stage it is important to thoroughly pass the entire surface of the nail plate, gently bypassing the cuticle area.
On a note! The better the top lacquer is, the more efficient and faster it is to remove shellac.
Step 2- When the nails are prepared, it is worth collecting all that is necessary to remove the resistant varnish. This requires cutting foils, pieces of paper towels or standard cotton pads and nail polish remover. It can even be without acetone.
Step 3- Cotton pads or napkins should be soaked with nail polish remover and applied to the nail plate. Foil is firmly attached to the top. It is necessary to wrap her entire finger. In order for the product to act accurately, it is important not to let the material with impregnation slide. That's why you should not save on the material. It is better to immediately prepare large pieces that will not slip.
Step 4- Now you need to wait about a quarter of an hour to shellac soaked with this liquid to remove the varnish. Then you need to remove the foil and evaluate the scale of the action. Shellac must go away in some places. It remains with the help of an orange stick to release the nails from the remains of shellac. She easily poddovat gel-varnish, without injuring the native nail plate. But it is important to bear in mind that the nails will be somewhat uneven, since at home it is almost impossible to completely remove the base, especially since acetone is not used.
This is the result of a manicure after removing shellac.
Step 5- Since after removing the persistent gel polish the surface of the nails remained uneven, it is necessary to eliminate this disadvantage. Nails need to be treated with a file. But it is important to use a tool with suitable abrasiveness indicators. Then the nails are buffed.
Step 6- It remains only to lubricate the nails with nutritive oil in order to restore them faster after removing the shellac by your own efforts.
Removing shellac with a special tool
Remove shellac at home and using a special tool. For the procedure will need to prepare:
- polishing saw or quadrilateral buff;
- special liquid to remove shellac from the nails;
- wooden sticks for manicure;
- foil with parameters about 8 x 8 cm;
- cotton wheels, cut in half.
On a note! It is not recommended to use acetone to remove gel polish. Acetone too dry the nails and the hands themselves.
Step 1- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and wipe dry.
Step 2- A cotton swab should be moistened with shellac remover. Then the disc is superimposed on the nail.It is important to ensure that the composition does not get on the cuticle or peri-nail skin. If the shellac removal liquid has a fairly aggressive composition, it will negatively affect the condition of the fingers. In some cases, an allergic reaction can be triggered. But it's worse if the composition leads to a skin burn. A piece of foil is wound on top of the cotton disc, and the entire finger is wrapped around the finger.
Step 3- This procedure is carried out with each finger. In the wrapped state, it is necessary to withstand hands for at least 15-17 minutes.
Note! In order to better gel varnish, it is worth massing your fingers a little over the foil.
Step 4- After the specified time, foil and fleece are removed. The procedure is performed in the same sequence as the overlay. Do not roughly rip off the coil. It should be carefully and carefully tighten them with each finger individually. Under the wrapper you can see that the shellac has become very soft. Mostly gel polish departs very strongly. Often, after such treatment, gel polish is removed without sticks and other tools completely. If in certain places shellac is not removed, it is worth using an orange stick. So each nail is processed alternately.
On a note! If somewhere the gel polish has not gone down, to remove it you will have to use acetone, which does not have a very good effect on the condition of the skin of the hands.
Step 5- It remains to complete the procedure manicure. For this, nails after shellac are passed with a buff, they are shaped. After sanding, nails and cuticle are oiled. It helps to restore them faster after removing shellac.
As you can see, to remove the gel polish on your own at home is quite real. The main thing - do not rush and do not rush. Shellac departs almost completely itself, if you follow the technological side of the process. Gel Polish is not a sentence for nails. If you remove shellac correctly, then you can literally make a beautiful manicure.
Note! If there is no foil, it will be convenient to use special clips. They are intended precisely in order to remove the gel polish. In the photo below you can see what is such a device.
Removing shellac using special wipes
You can remove shellac yourself in another way. Gel polish can be removed using special wipes.The attractiveness of this method lies in the fact that the nails are not subjected to additional sawdust. The use of special napkins allows you to remove shellac easily, quickly and quite conveniently.
To carry out the procedure for removing gel polish and putting a manicure in order are needed:
- directly napkins themselves with impregnation to remove gel polish from nails;
- spatula to remove coating particles;
- buff (abrasiveness 100/180 grit);
- cuticle oil and nails.
Step 1- It is necessary to open the package, which stores special wipes, and prepare the nail. For this, the end part is lightly processed with a buff. This will allow the liquid to saturate the gel polish coating as soon as possible.
Step 2- The prepared finger is immersed in the pocket, after which it is necessary to remove the adhesive protective tape.
Step 3- It should tightly fasten the tape around your finger with shellac. The same procedure is done with all fingers alternately. Remove blanks can be no earlier than 15 minutes.
Step 4- At the end of the designated time you need to get your fingers out of the pockets. As you can see, the coating is almost completely gone. It remains only to remove the remains of varnish with an orange stick or spatula.
Step 5- In conclusion, the procedure should be moistened cuticle and rollers with oil.
Apparently, special napkins really effectively help to remove shellac without the services of a master. The absence of acetone, alcohol and other aggressive substances in them has a positive effect on the condition of the manicure.
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