After getting a manicure, it's always important to determine if the nail polish is dry before doing any household chores. To ensure a successful nail polish application, it's crucial to know if the semi-permanent or permanent manicure has fully dried. That's the key.
The drying time of nail polish varies depending on the type of manicure or nail art and the thickness of the nail polish layers. To determine if semi-permanent polishes have dried properly, it is important to use:
- A UV lamp.
- An LED lamp.
- A UV LED lamp for optimal drying of the polish.
It is also necessary to know the drying time for different lamps:
- 2 minutes to dry the polish with a UV lamp.
- 90 seconds to dry the polish with a UV lamp.
- 60 seconds to dry the semi-permanent polish with an LED/UV lamp.
Why isn't my nail polish drying?
People often wonder why their nail polish doesn't dry properly. The reasons can be related to the thickness of the nail polish layers. The thicker the layers, the longer it will take for the polish to dry. To remedy this, one can use:
- LED lamp drying.
- Hairdryer drying.
- Cold water.
To dry nail polish that won't dry, you can try various nail polish drying techniques. Whether you're applying nail art or regular nail polish, you can use the following methods to dry the polish:
- A nail polish drying lamp.
- Cold water.
- A hairdryer.
- Olive oil or coconut oil.
It's also recommended to apply multiple thin coats instead of thick coats. Not only will thick coats of regular nail polish dry poorly, but the result may also look unnatural and unpleasant.
To make nail polish more fluid, there are two nail polish tricks that you should consider. You can use:
Nail polish remover.
Pharmaceutical alcohol at 60°C.
Simply pour a few drops into the nail polish, shake it, and that's it.
To ensure excellent drying of nail polish before applying nail art, it is important to know the techniques for applying nail polish. The more layers of nail polish you add, the slower your permanent nail polish will dry.
To make your nail polish or gel nail dry quickly, you can:
- Spray oil on your permanent nail polish.
- Apply a top coat and wait a few minutes for it to dry.
- Pour drops of olive oil or coconut oil.
- Use a nail lamp.
Of course, the quality of your manicure greatly depends on the drying of your nail polish.
When to apply the second coat of nail polish?
If nail polish or gel polish doesn't dry quickly, it's usually because you've applied a second coat instead of just one. The other reason could be that you've neglected to allow enough drying time between each coat. Therefore, it's important to know the drying time for nail polish before applying a second coat:
Allow the nails to rest for a day before applying another layer of polish.
Avoid adding any other products, even a clear base coat.
This rule applies when you want to achieve a long-lasting manicure that can withstand contact with water.
How long does it take for nail polish to dry?
The drying time of nail polish depends on various factors such as the type of nail polish dryer and the number of coats applied. For a long-lasting manicure, it is recommended to allow at least one hour for the nail polish to dry completely. Even if your nail polish or gel polish appears dry after ten minutes, it is important to respect the recommended drying time for each layer of polish. To speed up the drying process, you can use a regular nail dryer or a specialized nail polish lamp. Once the polish is dry, you can confidently proceed with your nail art. Including this step in your beauty routine will ensure a flawless finish.