How to remove shellac?
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A complete image of a woman is hard to imagine without a manicure and pedicure. Shellac and other gel lacquers allow you to keep an attractive, well-groomed appearance of the hands and feet for the longest possible time, because these tools stay on the plate for much longer. The need to remove them from the nails occurs after about two weeks. This can be done in the salons, as well as at home. Let's figure out how to remove shellac.
What is shellac removed
To dissolve shellac, apply special washes, as modern gel lacquers can not dissolve fluids without acetone. Special means, according to the assurances of manufacturers, do not spoil the structure of the nail, and are also able to have a regenerating and nourishing effect on the plate.
Usually in salons it is common to apply washes and varnishes of the same manufacturer. This has its own reason: the manufacturer can enter into the composition of the wash the substances that most effectively affect the coating pigments. However, there are specialists and ordinary users who successfully use liquids for removing varnish from another company.
Here are a few options for washing different manufacturers:
- CDN: releases firming and moisturizing fluids.
- Severina offers a series of products from universal, suitable for removing any gel polish, to specialized, designed to dissolve, for example, exclusively Shellac.
- ORLY GELFX - gently removes the gel coat.
- Planet Nails also creates a variety of tools for removing acrylic and gel.
How to remove shellac in the cabin
The professional kit for shellac removal includes the following items:
- coating solvent;
- napkins, bags for each nail;
- orange tree stick;
- nail file;
- caring oil.
Thus, when carrying out the procedure, the master applies the washing liquid to the nail plates, then puts on the �bag� that prevents the fast evaporation of the alcohol. The required time interval during which the drug is exposed is maintained. Then the orange stick is scraped off the coating, the remnants, if necessary, are cleaned with a polishing file.
It is important that after the end of the work, oil is applied to the cuticle area, because the alcohols that make up the washes have a drying effect on the skin, which can later lead to burrs and spoil the look of your hands.
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How to remove gel polish at home
You can remove the gel coat yourself. If you decide to get rid of shellac at home and you do not have a professional set, you will have to arm yourself with several other means. You will need:
- nail polish remover with acetone;
- cotton pads;
- orange or plastic sticks;
- cosmetic oil.
The removal process is as follows:
- Divide the double cotton pads into separate circles and cut each of them in half. These semicircles must completely close the nail plate. Prepare them in advance in quantities of 10 pieces.
- Cut the foil into small pieces, with the expectation that you will need to wrap the upper phalanxes of the fingers with them.
- With a cotton swab, apply nail polish remover on the nail and immediately cover it with a disk.
- Wrap the foil around the cotton pad.
- Repeat for all fingers. Wait 5 minutes.
- After that, remove the foil and cotton wool from your fingers in the same sequence in which you applied them.
- Pry off the gel film with your fingers and remove it from the nail plate.If the coating comes off poorly, use the wand.
- If necessary, apply the solvent again.
- The remains of shellac can be removed with a polisher. Just be careful not to injure the plate excessively.
- At the end, apply cosmetic oil, if there is no special nail, take almond, peach or jojoba oil.
After such procedures, it is advisable to make a strengthening bath for nails, since shellac, like acrylic or other gels, makes nails thinner, making them more brittle.
This way you can get rid of the gel coating on the nails.