SINCE LOCKDOWNS have been lifted, women have been running to visit their nail person to get their manicures and pedicures.
As great as an acrylic nail sets can be, they can also be a real pain to get off without damaging your natural nail underneath.
Safiya shared the hack with her followers on TikTokCredit: @saphsumar/Tiktok
Luckily, one woman has revealed the savvy hack she learnt to removing them super easily and with no special ingredients.
Safiya, posted the video to her TikTok account, saphsumar, where she also shares her resin art work.
The video has been viewed over 13 million times has received over 2 million likes.
She writes: “Trying the acrylic nail remover hack.”
The hack doesn’t involve any special acrylic removing products and you can find the ingredients for this hack in your kitchen.
Safiya goes to the kitchen to get the ingredients and utensils she will need including; a washing up bowl, fairy liquid dish soap and vegetable oil.
She starts by adding warm water to the bowl and then adds a generous amount of fairy liquid dish soap and a big glug of vegetable oil.
She then mixes the ingredients together to create her solution and dunks her hands in for at least five minutes.
After five minutes has passed she checks to see how flexible the nail is and sticks them back under for a few more minutes.
After a few more minutes, the nails are ready and as she puts pressure underneath the nail they instantly come off with no issues.
Safiya writes in the caption: “No need to rip the off with my teeth anymore!!”
Not only does the hack mean you don’t have to visit the salon every time you want to remove your nail set, it also is a lot better for your nail health then biting and trying to chew them off.
The oil and dish soap work together to break down the glue and acrylic from the natural nail, without tearing it.
People couldn’t believe how well the hack worked so well.
One user wrote: “That must be a press on nail because that stuff is not going to take off an acrylic nail no way.”
Another user responded: “Nooooo just use acetone, hot water and a nail file!”
A third person added: “Actual nail tech here! this is awesome, but make sure you never put yourself in pain pulling them off! Soak them as long as you need to.”
Safiya said you can use any dish soap to recreate the hack and confirmed her nails were acrylic and that they did come off easier and quicker because she had the set on for three weeks.
She used water, dish soap and oil to break down the glue and acrylicCredit: @saphsumar/Tiktok
After a few minutes of soaking her nails there were free without any damageCredit: @saphsumar/Tiktok
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