5 reasons your press on nails popped off

5 Reasons Your Press On Nails Popped Off

Are you tired of your press on nails popping off? It's frustrating when you spend time and money on a fresh manicure, only for it to come undone within a day or two. Here are 5 reasons why your press on nails may not be sticking, and what you can do about it.

  1. Incorrect Sizing: One of the most common reasons for press on nails popping off is incorrect sizing. If your press on nails are too big or too small, they won't adhere properly and the smallest knock will create lifting!  Store bought nails are often one-size-fits-all, but custom made press on nails are made to fit your unique nails perfectly. 
  2. Oily Nails: Before applying press on nails, it's important to prep and clean your nails thoroughly to remove any oils. Oily nails can prevent the adhesive from sticking properly, leading to nails that pop off.  Follow your full prep instructions  before applying your press on nails, and if you are extra oily (trust me, I get it!) use a dehydrator too!
  3. Incorrect Application: Applying press-on nails properly is key to ensuring they stick. Make sure you follow the instructions carefully and apply the adhesive correctly. It's important to apply at an angle, press the nail firmly from the cuticle down, and hold for 10 seconds to ensure a secure bond.
  4. Exposure to Water: Nail glue takes a few hours to fully ‘set’ and water can weaken the bond, so it's important to avoid water during this time.  Remember to wear gloves when doing dishes and avoid long soaks in the bath!
  5. Weak Adhesive: Store-bought press on nails often have weak adhesive, which can cause them to pop off easily. Dippy Cow Nails provides a brilliant glue with each order, as well as the option to upgrade to our personal favourite; NYK1 Nail Glue

By following these tips, you can ensure that your press on nails stay put for as long as possible.  Dippy Cow Nails are custom made to fit your nails perfectly, ensuring a secure and long-lasting hold. Say goodbye to loose nails and hello to a beautiful, long-lasting manicure!

Remember to reach out to me if you need any extra troubleshooting and I’ll be able to give you tailored advice on how to get the best wear from your custom made press on nails!

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