How To Get Nail Glue Off Your Nails

How To Get Nail Glue Off Your Nails

How to remove nail glue from your nails? This question has been asked by millions of people around the world. Nail glue is usually applied to your nails before applying false nails.

This means that nail glue is incredibly strong and dries quickly. 

We’ve all felt the struggle of taking off nail tips or press-on nails. You might feel like you are close to getting the job done and then you are hit with the realization that there is nail glue on your nails. 

Dried nail glue has a dry and rough texture. It is definitely something you don’t want to be left on your nails!

Even if you are planning on putting on more false nails, you have to prepare the nail. This means getting rid of the nail glue. 

So if you have unwanted nail glue on your nails and need to find out how to get it off, we’ve got you covered.

We are going to walk you through each and every step, so you can remove nail glue from your nails with ease. 

What Is Nail Glue?

How To Get Nail Glue Off Your Nails

Nail glue is an adhesive used for bonding two pieces of material together. Nail glue has the same compound that is found in superglue.

This compound is called cyanoacrylate. Cyanoacrylate is what makes both superglue and nail glue fast drying. 

A lot of people often wonder why you can’t use regular glue you might find at the craft store. Well, these glues weren’t designed to be glued to human nails and therefore human cells.

This means that your false nails would fall off very quickly. 

There are different types of nail glues on the market. Some nail glues are vegan so they may contain different ingredients to regular nail glues.

Other nail glues are made for those who are sensitive to products or have allergies. 

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Preventing Nail Glue Disasters

The key to being able to easily remove nail glue starts with how you have applied it. 

Don’t worry if you are past this step, we are still going to walk you through removing it. 

However, the next time you use nail glue, you can prevent having a nail glue disaster by applying it correctly. So here are some tips on how to save yourself from having issues with nail glue. 

Tip One 

Don’t touch the nail glue until you have given yourself a manicure. You need to make sure your nails are clean and are especially free from oils. 

This will make the gluing process easier and apply the false nails easier. 

Tip Two

When you are ready to apply your press-on nail and have worked out which nails are needed for which finger, then it is time to glue. The tip for proper gluing is to do one nail at a time. 

If you glue all of your nails first, then the glue is likely going to dry before you can press on the nails. This leads to applying more glue which will make taking the glue off a struggle for you. 

Tip Three

When you are applying the glue make sure to use a brush, preferably one that comes in the bottle. It is important to use a brush so you can get a thin but even coat of glue on your nail. 

You want to brush the glue on your nail so it covers all of it. Make sure you don’t get any glue on the cuticle area. 

How To Remove Nail Glue From Your Nails

How To Get Nail Glue Off Your Nails

So now that you know how to apply nail glue properly, let’s go through how to remove nail glue from your nails. 

To remove the nail glue from your nails you will need acetone or an acetone-based nail polish remover, warm water, oil, cuticle pusher, and a nail file. 

Step One

Mix the warm water and oil together. Make sure the warm water is very warm as you don’t want it to cool down when you are soaking your fingers in it. 

Step Two

Put your hands into the solution and soak them for about 10 minutes. This allows the nail glue to start coming off by softening it. 

Step Three

After soaking, take your fingers out of the solution. Place your nails in a bowl of acetone for around 2 or 3 minutes. 

This is where the glue will start to completely soften, so you can remove your false nails quickly. 

Step Four

After soaking in the acetone, if you still have on press-on nails at this point, gently start to peel them away from the cuticle. They should pop off quite quickly. 

Step Five

Now that you have all the nails removed it is time to soak your nails again. Place them back in the oil mixture and soak for another 5 minutes. This is to soften any remaining glue on your nails that didn’t come off the first time. 

Step Six

Now you can remove your fingers from the mixture and using a cuticle pusher, start to gently scrape off any remaining nail glue. Make sure you don’t scrape your natural nail. 

Step Seven

If at this point you still have some stubborn glue on your nails then you can use a nail file, preferably a nail buffer to buff the nail until smooth. Try not to file your natural nail. 

Step Eight 

Now you can clean up the nail doing your regular manicure routine. After the nail is all clean, make sure to apply cuticle oil all over your nails and cuticles to rehydrate them. 

Final Thoughts

There you have it! Eight simple steps that will help you to remove any nail glue on your nails with ease. If you have already removed your false nails then you only need to follow the steps about soaking your nails. 

Hopefully, these tips were helpful to you! We hope they helped you learn how to remove nail glue. Also, please share this article with anyone who might find it useful.

Thank you for reading our article and we wish you luck with removing nail glue from your nails!