Chasity here, reporting to you via the weekly Karma Nails Blog to bring you a couple more jewels of wisdom regarding your fabulous Karma Nail Wraps. Last week I shared some tips & tricks on the application process…if you haven’t read it yet you should definitely check it out. It is chocked full of information on how to achieve that flawless mani we all long for!
So, that brings us to this week’s topic. Anyone want to take a gander on what the topic will be? If you guessed removal, then Ding! Ding! Ding! you are correct! Today I want to share my top 3 favorite methods to remove Karma Nail Wraps.
Before we get started I have to mention, DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT, rip your wraps off without remover or oil!!! Doing so will result in damage to the nail plate. It may cause nail breakage, flaking, and/or peeling. I know you ladies don’t want that, so let’s keep those natural nails healthy by giving one of these removal methods a try.
- For the 1st process you will need: Nail Wrap Remover Clips, polish remover, and cotton balls/pad.
Start by saturating your cotton ball with your favorite nail polish remover. Place on top of the nail plate. Then simply clip the remover clip on your finger to keep cotton in place. It’s as easy as that!!! Let that sit for about 10 minutes. This gives the remover time to do it’s work and melt that wrap to oblivion. When time is up just simply remove the clip and the wrap should just wipe away. Use a fresh cotton ball soaked in remover to remove any pesky residue left behind.
(The Nail Wrap Remover Clips come in a set of 10 so you are able to do all your nails at once. However, if the Clips aren’t an option for you, you can use aluminum foil instead by wrapping it around the cotton and your finger tip to keep the cotton in place.)
- For the 2nd process you will need: Rubber Cuticle Pusher & polish remover
Prep your space by placing a paper towel down to keep things tidy. Fill the cap of your remover bottle with a small amount of the polish remover. Now carefully break the seal of your wraps. If you are unaware of what I am talking about, you want to gently lift a small area of the wrap from the nail, preferably at the base near the cuticle. Now, grab your rubber cuticle pusher and dip it in the remover. Gently work the tip under where you just broke the seal. Softly swipe back and forth to work that remover under the wrap. If you have a lot of resistance dip your rubber cuticle pusher in the remover again, then get back to work. It normally takes no time at all before the wrap just slides right on off. Easy peezy lemon squeezy!!!
(Scroll to the bottom of the main Karma page on the website and there is a demonstration on how to do it. Click here to view.)
- For the 3rd process you will need: Coconut oil, a small bowl, & a microwave
Again, you want to prep your space by placing down a paper towel. This method can be messy. Start by melting a few table spoons of coconut oil in your microwave into the small bowl. Make sure you have enough in there to cover your entire nail once submerged. The oil should be hot but we’re not frying chicken, ladies, our precious digits will be placed in it. Do not overheat!!! Test the temp. If too hot, let cool until your skin can handle the heat without burning you. Now you want to break the seal on your wraps then place finger tips in the coconut oil. Soak for about a minute. Remove nails from oil and gently work at peeling the wrap. If you are met with any resistance soak a little longer. The heat and oil will cause the wrap to peel off without any damage all the while moisturizing those lovely limbs we call fingers.
The methods mentioned above are my favs but what I didn’t mention in the description was my favorite polish remover. I want to touch on this because I feel it’s important for a healthy nail. Many people are unaware of the harsh effects acetone-based polish remover has on your nails. It dehydrates the nail plate and cuticles and can cause dry and brittle nails with extended use. For these reasons and more is why I highly recommend the Mineral Fusion Nail Polish Remover (Amazon, Whole Foods, and healthfood stores carry it). And to be completely honest, what really sold me on this remover, is how fast it works. It is way better than the old traditional acetone polish remover in every aspect.
Everyone has their own way of doing things so if you have a tried and true way of removing your wraps without causing damage I would LOVE to hear about your process. Tell me all about it down in the comments or you can email us at email@example.com with any questions, concerns, and/or a topic you would like us to showcase.