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By Felix Akinnibi

What are Solar Nails?

Solar Nails are artificial nails made from a specific powder and liquid chemicals. They are a specific brand of acrylic nails manufactured by Creative Nail Designs and have been in existence since the ‘70s.

Although they resemble acrylics, they have their own composition and application process. They are usually applied over the natural nails in pink or clear color. 

How Long Do Solar Nails Last?

Solar nails can last for up to six to eight weeks under proper application and maintenance. 

Application of Solar Nails

  1. The nail tech first cleans your natural nails, which include the beds, the fingernail tips, and others.
  1. Then, applies a white nail on the entire natural nail, followed by the pink nail, which is placed only on the nail bed.

Pros and Cons of Solar Nails



Last Long

Limited in quantity for purchase

Look natural

Fake products thrive due to limited orginals

Are tan-friendly

Not eco-friendly

Strong and durable

May cause sore nails

Give a polished, well-manicured look

Harmful to the nail bed in the long run


Precautions for Solar Nails

  • Always maintain clean nails, to rid of impurities. Scrubbing under your nails helps to keep infections away.
  • After the application process, some residue of the application may be left. Clean off the level that is more than the other.
  • When your natural nails start to grow, instead of cutting them, return to the salon for a refill.

How to Remove Solar Nails

When you get tired of your solar nails, these four simple steps will help you in the removal process:

1. File The Top Layer

Gently file the top layer of your nails to remove/break the seal. This will aid the removal process.

2. Soak Nails In Acetone

After filing, soak cotton balls in acetone and place them on each nail. Gently wrap each nail with aluminum foil to hold them in place. You can leave them for about 15-20 minutes. This will soften the nails.

3. Remove The Nails

After soaking gently use a cuticle to push the softened acrylic from the edge of the nail bed, all through to the nail tip.

4. Clean And Moisturize

After completely removing the acrylic, buff the natural nail, wash your nails, and apply a moisturizer or cuticle oil.






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