Everyone needs to have nails that dry super-fast. The reason most nails end up with indentations and creasing is because we are very impatient when it comes to waiting for the nails to dry! After painting our nails, we immediately want to continue with chats online or to finish an assignment on their computer…

If you have always wanted to find easy ways to make your nails dry faster, this article contains step by step guide on how you can do so. Follow the steps below to dry your nails faster and still maintain their perfect look!

Before You Apply Your Nail Polish

It is always advisable for you to wash your hands using warm water and soap before you start applying nail polish. After this, allow the nails to air dry or you can use a hair drier or cotton cloth to dry them. Note that nail polish will not stick properly on wet nails. Remove any old nail polish you may have with a nail polish remover.

When Applying Nail Polish

Next, apply the nail polish using 2 or more very thin polish layers. Because thick coats will mostly take longer to dry and will peel off. You need to wait for at least 3 minutes before you apply the second coat and 3 minutes before any other coat. While this may seem like it will take longer, overall, you will spend less time waiting than you would with thicker coats.

After Applying Nail Polish

Whether or not you prefer thin coats, the idea is to have nails that dry out faster than usual. Here are easy ways to dry your nails polish.

Drying with a Hair Dryer

While this may not be a new way of drying nails, it is actually one of the most effective ways of drying your nails. It is an easily available method and can be used by anyone with a hair dryer. Make sure that the dryer settings are at the coolest before you start the process. Avoid warm or hot air as it softens the polish and prevents it from drying fast.

Drying with Icy Water

By now, you probably know that nail polish requires cool temperatures to dry faster. Freeze drying your nails is also an effective methods to use. Simply fill a bowl with cold water and a few ice cubes then dip your nails for a few minutes.

Drying with Cool Air in the Freezer

This works in the same concept as the use of icy water. All you need is a fridge with a freezer. Let your hands stay in the cool air section of your fridge for a few minutes. If you can stand the cold, it is also a good idea to place the hands in the freezer for a few minutes.

Drying with Air Dusters

Air dusters are mostly used to clean computers, keyboards and monitors. However, these canisters are also very handy when it comes to drying nails. The reason these dusters can be used to dry your nails it because they contain heat absorbing ingredients and also release a cool spray. This is a perfect combination for drying nails. Simply use the air duster to blow your nails for a few minutes. Hold the spout a distance from your nails as the pressure can cause the polish to run.

Drying with Cooking Spray

Apart from using the cooking spray in the kitchen, you can also use it to air dry your nails. Simply hold the cooking spray a few inches from your nails and spray the oil onto your nails to make them dry faster. This oil makes it possible for the top layer of the coating to dry up and also lubricates the nails and prevents smudges. It is also a fantastic way of lubricating your cuticles. Do this over a sink or washable surface as the spray can be a bit messy.

Learn more about how to dry nails fast:

  • After the drying process, you can assess whether the nails are dry or not by slightly touching them using another nail to feel it.This way, you avoid touching using your fingers as it can leave finger prints which are not attractive.
  • It is always ideal to prepare your drying tools before you paint your nails. This will prevent you from smudging the polish in the process of trying to find your drying equipment after nail polish application.
  • If you are using old nail polish, you can expect it to take longer to dry. If you notice that your nail polish has separated or that the color has changed, simply toss it out and replace it with a new bottle.

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