Nail Polish Tips

How Can You Make Nail Polish Harden Faster?

Written by Tara

It can actually take a full 24 hours for polish to fully set. Unfortunately, you can’t lounge around for a full day while you wait for your polish to dry, so the more quickly you can get it to set, the better.

Keep reading for some safe suggestions for how to dry nail polish faster.

  1. Quick-dry top coat. Purchasing a clear coat of nail polish that’s been formulated specifically to cut down on drying time is an easy way to dry nails faster.
  2. Cold water quick-dry.
  3. Hairdryer.
  4. Baby oil.
  5. Thin coats of polish.
  6. Drying drops.

Generally Why does my nail polish not harden? If your nail polish is not drying quickly, you’ve likely just painted on too thick of a layer. You should only be applying thin layers at a time and let each one dry before applying another.

Here You Can Watch The Video How to dry your nails FAST!!! (1 minute)


Similarly, How To Restore & Prevent Sticky or Thick Polish!

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

How do you harden nail polish at home?

Cold air is really the most effective way to solidify the polish faster. If you don’t have a cool setting on your electric fans or blow dryer, try holding your hands in the freezer. I know it’s cold but it’s a great trick and TBH we’ll take any chance to avoid smearing our nails before they’re dry.

Does cold water dry nail polish faster?

‘Yes, you can speed up your drying time by submerging your nails in cold water,’ confirms Michelle. Hooray! She advises, ‘Simply fill a bowl, dip your nails, and wait 3-5 minutes – or however long you can spare! You can even add a few ice cubes to make the temperature cooler.

How can I dry my nail polish without UV light?

Yes, these methods may take more time, and they might not be as successful as the UV light, but they still work!

  1. Use Non-UV Gel Polish.
  2. Create an Ice Water Bath.
  3. Apply Cooking Spray.
  4. Sit Under the Sun.
  5. Opt for a Thinner Coat.
  6. Use a Quick-Drying Nail Polish Spray.

Does rubbing alcohol dry nail polish?

Does rubbing alcohol dry nail polish? No, rubbing alcohol does not dry nail polish. In fact, it softens and removes it! Rubbing alcohol is the last thing you want on your nails if you’re trying to get them to dry quickly.

Does baby oil dry nail polish?

Baby oil or olive oil (basically any cooking oil) can help dry your nail polish faster. Just put a few drops on your freshly painted nails and let it rest. Wipe the oil off using a cotton pad once the nail paint dries. You can also use a cooking oil spray to get the job done.

Does oil dry nail polish?

Once your nails are painted, apply a small amount of oil to each one of your nails. After a few minutes, the oil should help the polish dry faster. The oil thins the paint on your nails, allowing it to dry quicker.

Does heat dry nail polish?

You can, in fact, dry your nail paint with the help of your hair dryer. Since the heat in the air keeps the nail polish from firming in place, the cool setting on your hair dryer will help do the opposite. Just a quick blast of frosty air can do the trick for you and set your nail paint in place quickly.

Does nail polish dry faster in hot or cold?

Salons use fans to help speed up drying, but your hair dryer works just as well. The secret is to put it on the cool setting. Heat actually keeps polish from firming, so giving your digits a shot of cold air is much more helpful. Since cold hardens polish, ice water baths are also a great setting trick.

Does cuticle oil dry nail polish?

Mistake No. If you struggle with waiting around for your polish to dry, she suggests using a cuticle oil instead. If you knock something when you’ve got cuticle oil on your nails, the oil acts as a barrier, and the offending object will just slip off the nail instead of denting the polish.

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Tara

I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!