BIAB nails aka. Build in a Bottle nails can be removed at home if you have the right products
You have your BIAB nails done for a special occasion. They look amazing and everyone has complimented them. But, because the BIAB technique is used to help strengthen and grow natural nails, it can be tempting to leave them on as long as possible.
It’s important to resist though as you need to prioritise the health of your nails. With that in mind, it’s best to get the BIAB nails removed or redone every three to four weeks or when they start to lift.
The good news is that because they are done with a soft gel, you can remove BIAB nails at home providing you have the correct tools and patience for the job. Traditional hard gel or shellac manicure removal usually requires professional assistance in order to maintain the integrity of the nail bed.
Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: File the BIAB nail down as much as possible
Step 2: Soak your fingernails in 100% pure acetone for 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can soak cotton pads in the acetone, wrap them around the nails and cover in tin foil for the same amount of time.
Step 3: Remove any excess product with a cuticle pusher
Step 4: Gently buff your nails to smooth them out and remove any remaining specks of gel
Step 5: Clip your nails to your desired length and file them to your preferred shape.
Step 6: Push back your cuticles and remove any dead skin from around your nails
Step 7: Add cuticle oil (or any type of balm) around the nail bed to keep them moisturised.
Note: Don’t add oil to your nails if you’re getting a new set of BIAB nails applied immediately after removal
Total time: 15 Minutes
Here’s a BIAB nail removal video to see the process in action:
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