If you are looking to dry your nail polish faster, you will have likely tried a number of different techniques. You may have even heard of using hairspray? But how do you do this? Here is what you need to know.
So, how do you dry your nails quickly with hairspray? To dry your nails with hairspray you need to quickly spray your nails following the application of your nail polish. You will also need to do so from a safe distance (at least 8-10″ away) to prevent air bubbles or affecting the finish of the polish. In doing so, your polish should dry in half the time.
Getting nail polish to dry quickly is a real timesaver.
Besides, time is of the essence!
And through the years and experience, I have realized that there are a number of unique, unexpected outright ludicrous ways to not only improve but fasten a Mani!
And hairspray is certainly a strange one.
But it is a very effective strategy when done right!
Here is why:
Hairspray contains a number of different ingredients that help wet nail polish to set.
And its a lot quicker than just simply waiting.
But does that mean you should just reach for any old hairspray?
I’d advise strongly against this.
Instead, you need to ensure you are using an Aerosol Hairspray with Extra Strong Hold.
L’Oreal Elnett Satin Hairspray, which I get from Amazon for a great price, is my personal favorite and works excellently for drying nails in under 10 seconds!
Below I would like to bring to you this technique, explain how to do it, and what you can expect.
How To Dry Your Nails With Hairspray
This is an incredibly simple method and can be done in only a few steps.
Step One: Prepare Your Nails
I’d first advise that you prepare your nails appropriately ahead of applying your nail polish.
I’d also recommend that you do one hand at a time.
This way, you will not risk dripping or ruining your coat on your second hand whilst drying your first hand.
Once your first hand is finished and dry, then move onto your second hand.
If you are working with your natural nails: ensure you wash your hands and scrub your fingers/ nails to remove any loose debris, skin, or dirt.
File them appropriately, to remove any loose nail and to get the length and shape that you would like.
If you are working with acrylics: ensure that you have applied your acrylics correctly – they are not loose, and that you are happy with their placement.
Step Two: Paint Your Nails
Paint all of your nails on one hand with two coats of your favorite Polish (do not use Gel). This could be a Base Coat and a Top Coat.
Let the Top Coat sit for just a moment.
Step Three: Time To Spray
Then take your Hairspray and spray over each nail from about 8 —10 inches away.
Make sure that you do spray too close because this can cause Air Bubbles and little specks which will tarnish the appearance of your nails.
Being too close can also blast away your Topcoat so be sure to keep some distance.
It helps to hold your Hairspray Can up kind of high and spray down onto your Nails.
It also works best when you spray with a light mist and only a little bit at a time; not too much Hairspray.
You are looking for just enough for it to work its magic. The less the better in this case.
You want to go over every one of your nails on your first hand.
If you feel like you need a second spray of Hairspray, you can apply another layer.
Be careful, because if you apply too much your nails will get too oily.
In about 30 seconds, after you’ve allowed a bit of drying time, you should notice that your first hand’s nails are completely dry!
Step Four: Next Hand
Now move onto your second hand and repeat the process!
The reason that this works is that the hairspray has a bit of oil and alcohol in it.
These both interact with the ingredients in your nail polish.
Step Four: Wash Your Hands
To finish off, once both hands are done and they have dried, wash your hands with a small amount of soap and warm water to remove the sticky hairspray that’s left over.
And thats it!
Using hairspray is a great nail drying hack for when you are in a hurry and you just want to speed up the drying process.
This is one of my go-to methods and recommendations that you should definitely try out.
Hey – I’m Jemma – a certified nail technician and manicurist with over fifteen years of hands-on industry experience. I created AlmondNails.com to share all that I have learned about the nail industry – from the different types of manicures available, suggestions for wear, recommendations for keeping nails strong and healthy, all the way through to providing the best nail salon tips and practices.