Nail Polish Tips

Why Does Nail Polish Dry Faster In Cold Water?

Written by Tara

‘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.

Nail polish is a polymer, formed by a chemical reaction, she explains. Lowering the temperature lowers the rate of the chemical reaction, plus it actually slows the evaporation of the solvents in the polish. The water may thicken the polish so it seems to dry more quickly.

Generally How can I make my nail polish dry faster? 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Does nail polish dry faster with warm or cold air?

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.

Should I run my painted nails under cold water?

‘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 long do 3 coats of nail polish take to dry?

To air-dry nail polish, there are many fast-dry nail polish formulas and topcoats that enable drying within minutes. But depending on how many coats of nail polish are applied (one coat will dry faster than two to three or more), it can take up to two hours for nails to completely air dry.

How can I dry my nail polish faster 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.

How long should I wait between coats of nail polish?

two minutes 2 minutes. Yup, 2 full minutes between the base coat and the color, two minutes between color coats, and then two minutes before the top coat goes on. She says that’s all you need to wait in between to get a dry enough surface to get the next layer to adhere.

Does a hair dryer dry nails faster?

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 freezer?

You need cold air to harden the polish. If you are in a hurry and have somewhere to go, putting your nails in the freezer is the way to go. Just stick your hands in the freezer and make sure that they are in the back since it’s coldest there. Keep them there for about 1 to 2 minutes.

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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!