SNS nails is a long lasting alternative to other nail enhancement such as shellac, acrylic and gel polish. Its popularity is rising amongst different states such as Florida, Texas and California. Many nail aficionados are now switching to SNS in beautifying and taking care of their nails because of the health benefits that comes with it.
Nail dipping powder has been replacing acrylic as the go-to nail solution by many women and many salons has already jumped into the trend. We cannot blame them because nails treated with SNS techniques last longer that those applied with shellac.
The process of applying the nail dip system normally takes about 45 minutes and just as easy it is to apply, removing it is another story. As with any artificial nail treatment, the most damage doesn’t happen during application it takes place during the removal part.
While it is very easy to remove SNS nails, it is still best to remember important information before doing this on your own. As previously mentioned, the product itself does not cause damage to the nail, the damage takes place when removing it. Similar to other nail enhancement option, SNS can be removed by soaking it in acetone. It can be done by following these instructions:
- Sand off the top gel layer using a nail file.
- Using the nail polish remover/ acetone of your choice, soak your nails for about 10-20 minutes. An alternative option is to soak cotton balls in acetone, place one over each nail then wrap the nail and cotton ball in aluminum foil.
- Check one nail to see if the polish will wipe away with a paper towel after 10 minutes. If not, soak for another 10 minutes before wiping again.
While DIY is feasible, if the product is peeled off and it removes layers of the natural nail, it might be a reason for the nails to break, weaken or peeled off. There is always a risk of nail plate damage with incorrect removal. Hence, seeking a professional help is therefore recommended. Nail technicians will remove it carefully and correctly to ensure that the nail will remain intact.
The nail technicians will safely remove the SNS filing it off using an electric filing tool, this way your nails won’t be damaged. Once the SNS has been removed, your technician can either do a new set of SNS nails for you, or tidy up your natural nails.