How to remove No-chip gel polish at home, step-by-step tutorial.

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“Nail art is similar to cardio. The more you practice, the easier it would become”.

Have you ever tried removing your own no chip?

It’s actually pretty easy and can save some money at home. Before we get into the process of removing “no chip” from your nails, let me tell you why I think it is so great to remove the polish yourself.

There are three main reasons that I love doing my own nails. Firstly, it saves a lot of time not having to go somewhere every two weeks for an expensive manicure. 

Secondly, there’s something really satisfying about taking care of myself in this way. 

Thirdly, if you’re like me and prefer a more quiet place without all crowd and smelling chemicals from acrylic, home is a great place to have both. 

What is a no-chip manicure?

No-chip manicures use gel-based nail polish with a base coat, two coats of polish, and a sealer topcoat applied to the nail and then cured under LED lights.

It also improves the appearance of the nails, which is especially beneficial for those who have nail disorders that traditional nail polishes cannot conceal.

Removing no-chip polish doesn’t have to be challenging as it sounds.

After doing nails for 20 years, I realized that many women are afraid to try anything at home. Striving sounds too complicated, and they may think it is a long process.

Many women may believe that No-chip (gel polish) harms natural nails, especially during the “process” of removing them.

Nothing more wrong!

Since they appeared on the cosmetic market, gel nail polishes have won the hearts of women. No wonder – they are durable, shiny, and have a massive range of colors.

The removing process is easy and fast, and that’s why it is so popular among other “Artificial Nails.”

The importance of removing is to do it by the book; many places will remove No-chip incorrectly to save time.

As mentioned before, Many women think they are bad for natural nails, but the reason is not the No-chip polish but the removal process itself.

So hear me out.

My advice to you; is do not cut the removing process by drilling gel polish into the nail plate without wrapping nails in pure acetone. I saw a lot of salons drilling (you can use the electric drill to be faster if you know how to use it), and those nail technicians are making a bad reputation for the best long-lasting nail polish.

Removing No-chip (gel) nail polish.

No-chip manicure is one of the most durable polishes out there.

It’s not difficult to remove them if you gain some experience.

I like to share my experience as a nail technician and debunk the idea of using home remedies to remove gel nails.

I’ve been wearing no-chip polish for over a decade. My nails never looked better while working as a nail technician with water and pure acetone.

Believe me; they last for two weeks, and some of my clients can enjoy them much longer. 

Unfortunately, I saw pins on Pinterest that hot water or hot water with lemon can remove the gel nail polish. If so, they wouldn’t be so popular among all polishes.

I don’t recall where I read about essential oil, but Lemongrass (from young living) was mentioned: “as a way” to remove traditional polish from the nails. My curiosity took control, and I have proof to myself that it does! The only disadvantage is that it is expensive to use as a polish remover, but it smells fantastic.

How to remove the gel polish the way we professionals do so you can do it at home and take care of your nails? 

I’m hoping that doing it yourself will be helpful in some emergencies.

Sometimes, your busy schedules and working late hours will make a trip to a nail salon impossible.

Knowing what to use to remove a no chip and its use will make the process much easier.

Let’s start the gel polish removing process and learn how simple it is. Let’s have fun!

Removing no-chip at home does not have to be complicated or dangerous for the nail plate. However, it is essential not to force the gel polish off but to follow the proven recommendations. Then the risk of straining the condition of the nails is minimal.

One of the most frequently used and safest methods of removing gel polish is dissolving it.

What is needed to remove gel polish at home?

Supplies required:

Removing the No-chip step by step.

Use a nail file to gently file down the top of the gel polish for all ten nails (you can also use an electric drill if you know how).

The first and foremost thing you need is a good-quality nail polish remover. Oh, wait, kidding, you will need pure acetone. Although it smells terrible, this will be the best way to remove the polish without damaging your nails.

1. Soak the cotton pads in acetone:

2. Place the soaked cotton balls against the nail plate.

3. Wrap your ten nails with aluminum foil (cut into square pieces).

4. Let it sit.

Keep your nails wrapped for at least 5-10 minutes. This will help soften the polish and make it easier to remove no chip nail polish.

5. Remove the polish:

Starting from the first finger, start unwrapping foil, take a cotton ball off the nails, and wipe off the polish. While removing from the first finger, make sure you keep foils wraps on the rest of the nails.

Most likely, you will have to use an orangewood stick. When using an orangewood stick, it is essential to gently start scraping off a no-chip polish. Take your time, and not rush through this step. Rushing may cause you to damage your nails.

Please do it for all ten fingers one by one.

6. Repeat as necessary:

If there is still some polish that has not been removed, repeat the process. Let it soak for about 3-5 minutes before wiping it away.

7. Cleanse:

Once all the polish is gone, take a clean towel and wipe your nails until they are dry. Make sure to get in between each finger and around your cuticles.

When you are done with scraping and nicely removing no chip nail polish is time for a bit of relaxation. 

Spa – how to take care of your natural nails yourself.

We can treat our nails and hands to a home spa once a week to take care of our nails and hands. Like other parts of our body, our nails and hands love to be pampered.

What would we do without our nails? They complete our beauty look, make our hands look more groomed, and help us do various toils. Natural nails make a super trendy style statement. But here is the one advantage: healthy hands and long natural nails are just Beautiful.

Unhealthy nails don’t look good. Ridges, flaking, or peeling nails scream for at-home DIY for Nails and hands.

A home spa for nails!

What would you need:

You would need a small bowl, a small brush, and a towel.

Make sure to remove any rings or bracelets before starting to not get them damaged.

Now We can begin a home spa.

Fill up the bowl with warm water ad bath salts, moisturizing oil, and lemon.

You are now immersing your hands in a small bowl of warm water.

Take a small nailbrush and brush your hands gently, including your nails. 

Then you can proceed to make a hand scrub.

You can prepare it yourself from coffee grounds or sugar with some honey, or You can use a ready-made one too if it’s easier for you.

Take a hand to scrub your hands and rub gently inside and outside of your hands. 

Finally, rinse your hands thoroughly, dry them with a towel and apply your favorite hand cream. 

If you have cuticle oil, you can apply it around them and rub it gently to make them moister.

Thanks to these easy steps, it will improve your nails and your cuticles’ appearance and their condition.

Final Toughs.

So I’m glad that you wanted to know how to remove no chip at home. Well, it’s not that hard, and you just need a bit of practice and patience!

What do you think about the process for removing no chip?

Leave us a comment below with your thoughts on this new trend in nail polish remover.

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