Shellac-Free: A Guide to Safely Removing Shellac Nail Polish

Ladies, are your shellac nails starting to chip, and do you want to change the look? Removing shellac polish can be tricky, but with the right tools and techniques, you can do it like a pro. In this article, we’ll break down the process and give you some tips and tricks to make it as painless as possible.

First, let’s talk about the tools of the trade. You will need some pure acetone, cotton balls, and foil. Trust me; pure acetone is the way to go; it makes the removal process much more manageable. You can find it at most beauty supply stores and drugstores.

Now to the process. Before you start, filing down the top coat of your polish is essential. This makes it easier to remove the polish later. Then soak a cotton pad with acetone, place it on the nail and wrap it in foil to secure the cotton pad. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, then gently push away any remaining polish with a cuticle pusher or wooden stick. Repeat this process until all the polish is removed.

But what if you don’t want to use acetone? Don’t worry; there are other options. You can use pre-soaked nail polish remover pads, or you can visit a professional nail technician using an electric file to remove the polish gently.

In conclusion, removing shellac nail polish can be tricky, but with the right tools and techniques, you can do it like a pro. Remember to take good care of your nails after removing shellac, including moisturizing and avoiding harsh chemicals.