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How To Dry Nail Polish Faster

How To Dry Nail Polish Faster

Hi Everyone!! This post will share How to Dry Nail Polish faster in some easy ways.

Every girl would agree with me on this that there is nothing more annoying than waiting for your nail polish to get dry. For the next half an hour or so, after the application, we are not able to use our hands properly and even if we try to do, we end up ruining our paint job. In this post, I will be sharing with some ways that can help you in speeding up the painstakingly boring process of drying your nail polish. I have also shared How To Whiten Nails – DIY Nail Whitening Methods in one of my previous posts. So, you can check that post also as we all keep on applying nail enamels that result in yellowing of nails and to hide that we apply another coat the moment we remove the previous one.

How To Dry Nail Polish Faster

1. Application Of Thin Coats

Application Of Thin Coats Of Nail Polish

First, on the list to know how to dry nail polish faster is to apply your nail polish in thin layers so that each layer can get dry. Apply 2-3 thin coats by wiping off a bit of nail polish from the applicator and let each coat dry for a couple of minutes before the application of next layer. Start painting your nails one by one and then repeat in the same order. This way, your first nail will become ready for the next coat by the time you end up painting your last nail. This process may take longer for the application but it will significantly reduce the drying time.

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2. Use A Blow Dryer

How to Dry Nail Polish Faster - Use Blow Dryer

You must have seen professionals in salons using fans at the end of the application of nail polish to speed up the drying process. So, your at-home version can be a hair dryer. Make sure to select the cold air setting, plug-in hair dryer and then by keeping it 12 inches (30 cm) above your nails, run the cool air across your fingertips for 2-3 minutes. Do this for both the hands. Do not use warm heat setting else it will make your nail polish start to bubble or ripple.

3. Freeze It Out

Dipping Fingernails In Ice-Cold Water

Next, on the list to know how to dry nail polish faster is to dip your fingernails in ice-cold water for 1-2 minutes. Before starting with the application process, take a bowl having enough water so that you can dip-in your nails. Add some ice-cubes in it and keep it aside. Once you are done with the application, let your nails air dry for 2 minutes and then dip-in for 1-2 minutes. The cold water will help to harden the nail polish and is a great way to get your nail polish to stick.

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4. Spray-On Some Cooking Oil

Application of regular cooking spray can be helpful in quick drying of nail polish. All you need to do is after the application of nail polish, wait for 2-3 minutes and then spray a light layer of oil over every nail. This sounds really odd but it actually works. This spray not only helps to dry nail enamel but also helps to moisturize your cuticles.

5. Running Water

How to Dry Nail Polish Faster - Keep Hands Under Running Water

This method is one of my favourite ways to dry nail polish faster and I follow this method religiously. All you need to do is after the application of the last coat, wait for 2-3 minutes and run your fingertips under running water. While doing this process, make sure not to bump into anything.

How To Dry Nail Polish Faster – Application Of Quick-Drying Nail Products

6. Apply Quick-Dry Nail Polish

How to Dry Nail Polish Faster - NELF USA Quick Dry Nail Paint
NELF USA Quick Dry Nail Paint

Many brands are available in the market that have quick-dry nail enamels. Look out for such nail polishes as it will speed up the drying process. One such example is NELF USA Quick Dry Nail Paint that claims to get dry in less than 60 seconds.

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7. Add A Fast-Drying Top Coat

Colorbar Rapid Dry Top Coat
Colorbar Rapid Dry Top Coat

Furthermore, on the list to know how to dry nail polish faster is to invest in a fast-drying top coat. After the application of last coat, let it get a little dry and then apply a layer of topcoat from your cuticle to the tip of your nail. Top coat will also prevent your nail enamel from chipping.

8. Use Drying Drops

Orly Flash Dry Quick-Dry Drops
Orly Flash Dry Quick-Dry Drops

Using drying drops definitely accelerate dry time on freshly polished nails. All you need to do is after the application of your topcoat, wait for 2 minutes and then apply drops over each nail according to the usage directions given on the product. Such drops not only speed up drying time but also help to deliver shine and prevent smudging and nicking.

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So, these were some ways to know how to dry nail polish faster. I hope these tricks will definitely help to accelerate drying time so that you can enjoy those extra minutes that I just saved you.

How To Dry Nail Polish Faster

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This post shares How to Dry Nail Polish faster. These ways will help you so that you can enjoy those extra minutes that I just saved you.

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