If you are thinking about getting a beautiful manicure for yourself, you may be wondering how long it takes for a nail polish to dry completely. Well, it depends on the type of manicure you are going for namely, acrylics or gels. It also depends on how many coats of nail polish you opt for.
How long does it take to dry the nail polish?
It generally takes about an hour or two to completely dry the nail polish if you decide on applying it in coats and layers.
How can I speed up the nail polish drying process?
There also some ways to speed up the drying process of your nail polish. Firstly, you can use thin coats of nail polish. The thinner the layer the more easily it dries. Blowing on your nails between coats also helps to dry them up quickly. Similarly using a hair dryer to supply constant air blow to your nails will also help to dry your nails quickly. You can also use a top coat that is already faster drying to speed up the drying process. Similarly, nail-drying spray can be used for speedy drying of your nail polish.
Drying nail polish by freezing method
You can also use a freezing process to dry your nail polish. Take a bowl of icy cold water with some ice cubes. Once you have painted your nails and are finally done with the fast fixing top coat, submerge your nails immediately in that bowl of icy cold water and wait for 2 to 3 minutes or for as long as you can bear the chillness.
Take them out and you will notice all of the nail polish has dried up perfectly. You can also put your hands against the ice that appears on walls and linings of a freezer to have the similar sort of an effect on your nail polish to have it dried quickly and without much of a hassle.