[Quick & Easy Ways] How to Remove Polygel


Are you thinking to go to the salon to remove polygel? Well, you can easily remove them by yourself, without the hassle of going to a salon.

Nowadays, nobody likes to keep their nails small and simple. Female loves nail enhancement, and polygel nails are mostly one of their favourites. Many females are trying out polygel nails as they are quite trendy and look aesthetically beautiful. Applying them is easy. However, removing them could be a little challenging.

This article will include some of the quickest and easiest ways to remove polygel in the comfort of your house. You can choose whichever method you like the most, that’s totally up to you. 

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Part 1. What Makes Polygel So Difficult To Remove From Nail?

Before heading how to remove polygel nails, let's discuss what makes polygel so difficult to remove. It is mainly due to two things.

1. Using low-quality polygel

    If you use low-quality polygel, it will be harder for you to remove them. Hence, it is best to use polygel that are of high quality.

    2. 100% pure acetone

      Removing polygel can take only a few minutes if you use 100% pure acetone. Pure acetone without damaging your nails melts the polygel making it easier for you to remove them. However, diluted acetone can take a lot of time.

      Part 2. Methods To Remove Polygel

      These are the 4 ways how to remove polygel easily. All of the methods should be done correctly to avoid any damage to your natural nails.

      1. Remove Polygel Using Oil & Soap

      Many females choose this method as it doesn’t need acetone which can be harmful to your nails. If your fingernail is old and worn out, we would prefer you to use this procedure. You need to have a little patience using this method because the process can be a little time taken. To remove polygel nails, you need to have oil, soap, warm water and a cuticle pusher. 

      First of all, combine oil and soap with warm water. After that, dip your polygel nails in the solution for 15 minutes. You have to stretch the ends of your polygel nails with a cuticle pusher. The nails will become soft, but in case if they are not, you need to soak them for a few more minutes again.

      Then you need to lift all of your polygel nails gently. After removing, wash your nails and wipe them with a towel.

      2. Take Off polygel With A Nail Drill

      Another method to remove polygel nails is to use a nail drill. It is a professional nail tool. For this method, besides having an e-file, you need a normal nail file with a nail buffer. At first, cut the extra nail to make the process easier. 

      Set the e-file at a lower speed because it will not damage your nails. Then gently rub the e-file from the cuticle to the tip of your nails or vice versa. Take off the polygel from the e-file that comes out easily. However, the remaining polygel left on the nail can be removed using a normal nail filer. This would be better because less use of e-filer has reduced chances of damaging your natural nails.

      After that, use a nail buffer to smooth your nails. And make sure to hydrate your nails using cuticle oil

      3. Remove Polygel Without a Nail Drill Using Acetone

      Most of the females use this method as it works quickly. To remove polygel nails using acetone, you need to have four things. It includes cotton balls, acetone, a nail cutter and silver foil paper.  

      Step 1. You need to cut the nails' shape according to your nail size. Also, chop its excessive length from a sharp nail cutter.

      Step 2. You need to dip cotton balls in acetone. Make sure to wet the cotton balls fully, otherwise, the quantity of acetone won’t be enough to melt all the polygel on the nail.

      dip cotton ball

      Step 3.  cut a piece of foil paper according to the size of your nail. Put the dipped cotton balls on the nail and wrap the foil paper to the edge of your nails. Keep your nail wrapped for at least 15-20 minutes.

      Step 4. After 15-20 minutes, remove the foil paper. Using a cuticle pusher, remove the melted polygel. Be very careful while doing this, as acetone makes your nail sensitive.

      Then it is very important to buff your nails as they become rough after removing any nail extension. 

      Step 5. hydrate your nails. For this, buffer the nail bed with cuticle oil after applying it.

      4. Remove Polygel Nails with Mobray Polygel Remover

      In addition to the methods we mentioned above, you can also try to remove polygel  nails with Mobray polygel removerThis slip solution is excellent. It allows you to wipe off the nail surface floating glue, impurities, and grease instantly, also, it can be used to shape the gel and not be super wet. It is not only the slip solution for extending poly gel. Now follow the step below to take off your polygel nails.

      Step 1. Pour the appropriate slip solution into a container.

      Step 2. Squeeze an appropriate amount of poly gel onto the dual forms.

      Step 3. Dip the brush into the poly gel slip solution.

      Step 4. Spread evenly and carefully the poly gel out with a brush.

      Step 5. Stick it onto your natural nails. Lightly press a few times. Make sure to plying-up to nails.

      Part 3. How To Protect Your Nail While Removing Polygel?

      In the process of removing polygel should be very careful as sometimes you can damage your natural nails. Some of the things that you should take care of to protect your nails while removing polygel are.

      • Never wrap acetone for more than 15-20 minutes. Because 100% pure acetone is acidic, that can thin your nail bed and can stop its growth.
      • Always hydrate your nails after removing polygel, as nails become dry that can make your nails weak. Cuticle oil and moisturizer help nails improve health and make them strong. Even after hydrating your nails, if they are still brittle. You can add supplements of vitamins or Biotin into your routine.
      • While removing polygel from a nail drill, you have to use it at a slow rotation level. Using an electric nail at a high rotation level can be harmful to your nails and even your finger as it can cause severe injuries.
      • If you’re taking out polygel from oil and soap, you have to lift the nail gently. Pulling it harder can damage your natural nails.


      Now you know, applying and removing polygel nails is not a big deal. Use any of the methods mentioned above. However, it's always good to take precautions while removing any nail extension. 

      Because its application and removal are so easy, many females prefer enhancing their nails by using polygel.

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