Q&A: The Quickest Dry In Town

November 09, 2016

Q&A: The Quickest Dry In Town


I love freshly painted nails, but always end up smudging them on the first day. Is there a way to speed up the drying process?



Even the quickest manicurist can't speed up polish drying time without help. Their newest deputy? Fast-drying top coats shave minutes off drying time, fortify polish and add high-gloss shine.

Salon clients see how fast they work and how shiny their nails look, then want to use them at home. Whether they're air, heat, or UV-light activated fast-drying top coats dry in 45 to 60 seconds. A simple 60-watt bulb is sufficient for heat-activated top coats to work their evaporation magic, while air-activated top coats need no help at all.

Unlike a base coat, which adheres to the nail and provides a bond between the natural nail and the polish to help the polish stick, top coats only have to adhere to the polish. This means top coats can make better use of chemicals such as nitrocellulose and resin, that create strength and shine.

Fast-drying top coats contain a higher proportion of solvents which evaporate quickly when exposed to air, allowing them to dry faster than polish and base coats. Since top coats only accelerate the drying time of the top-most layer of polish, for maximum effectiveness, ensure the first coat of polish is dry before applying the second layer, which is covered by a top coat.

 

 





Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in BLOG

Our Favorite Summer Scent with Custom Control!
Our Favorite Summer Scent with Custom Control!

June 03, 2021

The Pura Smart Home Diffuser works with your mobile device so you can schedule your fragrance experience to the hours you want!

View full article →

Head into Summer with Amazing Hair!
Head into Summer with Amazing Hair!

May 25, 2021

We understand the need for good products to keep you going in the humid months,
so we've marked down our inventory of Blowpro Hair Care just for you!

View full article →

Compliment your inner beauty with new additions in our Scout Jewelry Collection
Compliment your inner beauty with new additions in our Scout Jewelry Collection

May 20, 2021

We are thrilled to have expanded our collection of unique jewelry from Scout Curated Wears! Shop new styles and mark-down items before they are gone!

View full article →

WELCOME!

Subscribe to our newsletter for a free 10% discount code and other great offers throughout the year.