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Does Hairspray Really Help Nail Polish Dry Faster?

I know the magic of hairspray!

I’ve heard that hairspray can make those helium balloons last longer by my high school gym ladies. But then I realized (years later) that this is so untrue!

So, I’m wondering if this is actually accurate for nail polish – making the application dry faster?

  1. Jasmine

    guest

    hair spray doesn’t work, but cooking spray/pam works great, ad does the cand of compresses air that you bget to clean the dust out of electronics…both are cheaper than the drying sprays and drops,not to mmention that you probably have it lying around the house anyway

  2. Gracie

    guest

    Hello, no hairspray won’t work! Hairspray can be used as a alternative to nail varnish remover!

  3. Olivia

    guest

    IT WORKS! I do it every time my nails are painted. It absorbs it fast and acts as a fast drying top coat. Amaze!

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Does Hairspray Really Help Nail Polish Dry Faster?

I know the magic of hairspray!

I’ve heard that hairspray can make those helium balloons last longer by my high school gym ladies. But then I realized (years later) that this is so untrue!

So, I’m wondering if this is actually accurate for nail polish – making the application dry faster?

Anyone tried? Share here!

  1. AliviaMae

    guest

    pam/ cooking spray!

  2. BellamenteDulce

    guest

    i’ve never heard of that, i’ll have to try that next time i’m in a hurry.

  3. Hinase

    lily / 5148 posts

    I wouldn’t try it. How about using a fan? I do that..

  4. ohletitbe

    guest

    There’s some ACTUAL nail polish dryer that you can buy.
    I use Demert’s , and it works really well.
    Just hold it a few inches (6) from your nails, point, and spray.

    I wouldn’t try hair spray… what a waste. Plus, it leaves that sticky residue on your hands / fingers, which nail polish dryer doesn’t.

  5. quasarglow

    guest

    There is stuff that comes in a can that looks exactly like hairspray that is used to make nails dry faster. I think these people are just confusing that for hairspray. Hairspray has alcohol in it, which will fuck with the nail polish and remove the sheen, plus all that other stuff, which I’m sure will leave your nails all clumpy and gross. 

  6. Vintagesque

    guest

    I doubt it. Like it’s been said, there is actual drying sprays, or drying drops you can purchase. Also, running cold water is helpful to set it, just not immediately.

  7. aerify

    hydrangea / 84 posts

    No. From my own personal experience, all it does is makes your hands and nails sticky, meaning that it takes even longer to dry. So please, don’t waste your hairspray on your nails, it’s not worth the time.

    An aerosol can of nail dryer is only $4 to $5 at drugstores (Walgreens, CVS, etc.) or Sally’s.

  8. Wendy

    rose / 917 posts

    humm aerosol nail dryer? never heard of it LOL! WIll have to give it a shot @aerify@xanga - Thanks!!

  9. SUPletstake___surveys

    guest

    they have actual nail drying spray for this exact reason – they have it at a lot of nail salons.

  10. Andrea

    guest

    Hairspray actually shares a lot of the same solvents as nail polish remover, so spraying it on your nails would just eat away at the polish. Anytime you use a quick drying spray or drop on your new manicure you WILL get a speedy dry time, but probably not much wear out of the manicure. These things just make it chip easier. Buy a good quick dry top coat, such as Seche Vite or Poshe. 

  11. aerify

    hydrangea / 84 posts

    @Wendy - No problem (:

  12. Monkey

    peony / 1 posts

    hairspray works Great!!!!!!!!!!!! i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you know that nail drying spray? ya well it is the exact same thing but it might leave your fingers sticky so you could wait a minute or use a Q-tip with water or nail polish remover!!

  13. Jess28

    peony / 1 posts

    Don’t know if it’s due to the brand but I use hairspray on my nails when i’m in a rush! I’ve only ever tried one kind of hairspray on my nails (photo fabulous firm hold hairspray for lasting hold, always camera ready by James Brown) :D So it might be dependant on the brand. I just wait for the hairspray to dry (Doesn’t take long) then wash my hands to get rid of the stickyness! The hairspray also acts as a kind of topcoat so your nails dont chip when washing your hands too! :D

  14. jifeak

    peony / 1 posts

    I also use non-sticky hairspray (tresemme superior hold 4) and it works a treat. apply your two coats of polish, leave for 3 or 4 minutes to air-dry a bit, then hold the can of hairspray at least 6 inches from your nails and give a good 3-5 second blast for each hand. Nails should be dry to touch in 30 secs – 1min. Wash your hands under cool/cold water to remove any residues

  15. CoreySmith

    guest

    HAIRSPRAY = ALCOHOL!
    ALCOHOL = NAIL POLISH REMOVER!!!!

    please, dont think that this actually works. if you want it to work and try it, at least make sure its alcohol free hair spray. its simple really if you stop and think about it for 30 seconds. you can use hairspray to remove pen marks from walls, to remove nail polish from walls and carpeting….but magically you can make you nails dry faster if the polish is on your nails?? NO!! use an ice bath or cooking spray or simply BUY a fast drying clear top coat to put on it

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