Dip Removal Method
One of the reasons that Nailboo dip powder is so popular? It’s simple and safe to remove.
No more scraping old nail polish off your nails or worrying about ruining your nails or cuticles.
With Nailboo, the dip removal method we most recommend is simple for everyone to do. This is the quick removal process that we’ve all tested at Nailboo so that you can try it safely in the comfort of your home!
Step 1: File
You want to begin by filing your nails down with the rough edge of the filer so that you can really loosen the dip powder and remove the entire top layer of your dip manicure.
Step 2: Microwave
Then, you have a choice to either add water or uncooked rice into a bowl, it’s up to you! You’re going to then microwave this bowl for anywhere from 30 to 60 seconds. Make sure to test the temperature of your water or uncooked rice after removing the bowl from the microwave.
Step 3: Grab a Plastic Bag
Next, place a paper towel, dryer sheet, or a new kitchen sponge in a plastic bag. If you’re going to use a kitchen sponge, make sure to cut it in half—you don’t need a full one!
Then, grab a bottle of pure acetone and pour it onto the paper towel, dryer sheet, or sponge, so that it begins to absorb the liquid.
Step 4: Acetone and Vaseline
Before you place your hand in the bag to soak the remainder of your dip powder off, you want to make sure to apply hand cream or vaseline to your cuticles and fingers to prevent any acetone residue or dip powder from sticking to your skin.
The cream and vaseline will also prevent your skin from drying out. After application, place your hand into the bag, with your nails on the acetone-soaked towel, dryer sheet, or sponge.
Step 5: Rub Your Nails for Removal
Seal the plastic bag and begin to rub your nails against your towel, sheet, or sponge. Rub your nails for about five to 10 minutes, checking on your progress throughout. After your dip powder is soaked and rubbed off, file your nails with the softer end of your file! Lightly buff your nails for a final shine and wash your hands to remove any excess dip powder or acetone.