What is the best way to take off fake nails without hurting?

 
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109 IKU
Posted on Apr. 30th, 2008

You can go back to any salon and have a manicurist fix them, fill them, or remove them for you if you want, or you can go to any Walgreens, Walmart or CVS and buy an acetone based nail polish remover to soak them in. There are many brands that have formulas designed for removing artificial nails, it should say so right on the front of the bottle.
I know Sally Hansen and a few other brands have a tub designed container with a sponge inside for fast removal...I've found it works well, but it takes about 5-10 mins for the remover to dissolve the nail acrylic. If you're going for the cheapest solution, buy a bottle of acetone nail polish remover, and pour it into a glass bowl to soak in. (Don't use any plastic or ceramic or anything with paint on it, obviously it will be damaged).
If you're taking them off because they hurt, and if you've got red, sore cuticles, or if you have pain under your nails you should get it looked at, it's pretty common to get nail infections from having fake nails put on. Sally Beauty Supply has a lot of stuff you can treat infected nails with to help them look better and heal faster.

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161 IKU
Posted on May. 1st, 2008

It is next to impossible to keep it from hurting. Find a really good nail tech or soak and scrub with a brush (soak in acetone).

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571 IKU
Posted on May. 3rd, 2008

Soak your nails in acetone for about five minutes, then rinse with soap and water, put some cuticle oil on and repeat until they've completely soaked off. Be sure to lotion your hands very well afterwards, as acetone can dry out your skin.

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107 IKU
Posted on Apr. 30th, 2008

acetone is an artificial nail's enemy....soak for a few minutes and you might have to do it a couple times

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120 IKU
Posted on Apr. 30th, 2008

Soaking in acetone or going to a salon to have them remove them for you. Why not go in to have the removed why you're getting a pedi?!

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159 IKU
Posted on Apr. 30th, 2008

the best way is soaking them in pure acitone. they'll come right off after awhile. you can get it at any drug store like CVS.

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135 IKU
Posted on Apr. 30th, 2008

Soak them in acetone acrylic nail remover. Leave them in for a few minutes and file off any leftovers when you're done.

You can buy it at Walmart.

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93 IKU
Posted on Apr. 30th, 2008

soak them in alcohol for a long time.
then peel uhm off.
or wear them for a long time.
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