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How To Remove Acrylic Nails With Water [In JUST 3 Minutes]

If you have Acrylic Nails applied but you want to remove them, then you’re probably seeking out ways to do so. You may have heard that you can use Water to take them off. You’ll be pleased to hear that this is possible.

Today, we’ll be providing you with a guide and tutorial that explains how to remove Acrylic Nails with water.

Perhaps the best part is, it only takes a couple of minutes and you can do this from the comfort of your own home!

This is one of my all-time favorites strategies that I use all-time at home.

This is great for removing both Acrylic Nails and Shellac Gel Polish and will take away the frustration, mess, time, and potential pain that traditional methods typically induce.

So if you have refrained from getting Acrylic Nails due to the removal process, you’ll be pleased to learn that this no longer needs to be the case.

You also no longer need to visit the Salon to get your Acrylics taken off. Win-win.

How To Remove Acrylic Nails With Water

Traditional ways of removing nails can take anywhere up to 20-30 minutes; this is just too long!

Let’s take that down to 2-3 minutes, shall we…

Things You Will Need

  • Large Bowl of Hot Water
  • Nail Polish Remover/Acetone.
  • Zip Lock Bag/Sealed Bag
  • Clean Cloth

Run Hot Water

Step One: The first thing you need to do is to run some hot water from the tap.

Now you want this to be as hot as possible (that you can touch without burning yourself or causing too much discomfort).

Run the water into a large bowl (like a mixing bowl that you would use for baking) and run the water to the top.

Add Nail Polish Remover To A Ziploc Bag

Step Two: Take your Nail Polish Remover (my favorite all-natural and non-toxic product by brand Pure Vitality is available on Amazon for a great price) and pour a little bit into a Ziploc Bag.

You don’t need too much Nail Remover; around 100ml or so and just enough to fill the Ziploc bag somewhat.

Submerge In Water

Step Three: Drop the bottom of the Ziploc bag into the bowl of hot water.

So that the bag is submerged and the Nail Remover is being heated indirectly by the water

Soak Your Nails

Step Four: Here’s the fun and easy part. Soak your Acrylic Nails in the Nail Remover solution by placing your hands in the bag (keeping it submerged but not letting any hot water get into the bag from the top).

You just need to push the bag down slightly not too much!

You’ll notice that when you place the bag in the water it will push the Nail Remover to the top of the bag making it nice and easy to get your Acrylics in the Acetone and around your fingers.

Give It Time

Step Five: Leave your fingers and Acrylics in the bag for a couple of minutes. You’ll notice straight away that it starts to come off.

Wipe Away

Step Six: Use your other fingers to wipe the top of your finger nails once at a time.

This will speed it up as it helps the Nail Remover do its job and reach the layers underneath.

Work Through Your Fingers

Step Seven: Work through your fingers until you’ve completed both hands and all of the Acrylics have naturally fallen off.

Clean Your Fingers

Step Eight: Remove your hands from the bag of Nail Remover, and place your fingers directly into the bowl of clear hot water.

This will clean your natural fingers underneath and remove any lingering Nail Remover.

As this water is clean and held in a larger bowl, you’ll notice that you won’t get Nail Remover everywhere, and it’s easy to clean up.

Wipe And Dry

Step Nine: Use the clean cloth to wipe away any water and to dry your nails off.

That’s it! Your fake nails are off and it will only have taken you a couple of minutes.

Step Nine: To dispose of the bag of Nail Remover, you can simply zip it up and throw it straight away. Easy.

Final Words

This is my go-to and favorite way to remove my Acrylics when the time comes.

Along with a great Acrylic Nail Kit, you’ll be doing your nails from home in no time at all.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

If you did want to learn exactly how to do acrylic nails from home, from start to finish (prep to lifting prevention) then my course is for you! 

It’s available for just the price of a cup of coffee, by the way.

Best of luck!

Looking for other removal tips? Check out my below guides for more!

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