How To Easily Remove Press-On Nails Without Damaging Your Natural Nails

You could try to buy all the professional tools needed, or practice until you perfect the ideal at-home manicure that can give you salon results — but nothing is quite as simple as just popping on a few press-on nails and looking fresh out the salon. Not only do press-on nails save you the time and energy of trying to paint your own nails, they also allow you to try fun patterns and shapes that you would have to pay a professional to achieve.

The press-on nail industry is booming. There are countless shades, shapes and colors. What's so great about press-on nails is that some of the best options are also super affordable. For example, Kiss nails are a fan favorite press-on nail brand and a pack only costs about $8-$12 (via Cosmopolitan).

Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, there is a reason that a lot of people choose to skip out on the press-on movement and that's because of the removal process. First of all, there's that excruciating pain of snapping them off, but there's also the damage you get by soaking in acetone — there's no winning. Wrong! 

Here are some simple hacks to make removing your press-on nails as easy as applying them.

This viral TikTok nail removal method will hydrate your nails instead of harming them

Unfortunately, some of the most fun nail trends often come at the cost of a super harmful and painful removal. Acrylics, gel, press-on nails — every time you remove them you find yourself swearing you'll never do it again. Instead of struggling through it, there's a safe and easy way to remove them without cursing the day you chose to press them on.

TikTok has definitely become the place to go for life hacks that are guaranteed to make your life a lot easier, and the same goes for press-on nail care. Nail shop @Bysugarclaws shared their secret trick to easily removing press-on nails and it's an absolute game changer. It couldn't be simpler.

All you have to do is get a bowl, fill it with some warm water and your choice of hydrating oil (the TikTok video suggests Argan oil). Simply soak your fingertips in the mixture for a few minutes and suddenly the nails will easily click off. There are no harmful substances, no strenuous pulling, and no nails are harmed in the removal of these nails (via Cosmopolitan). Finally, you can enjoy the luxury of press-on nails without worrying about drying out your nails — the oil in the mixture is like a deep nourishing soak for your cuticles, it's a win-win!