Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

How can I dry my nails super fast?

I painted them forever ago and they are still wet. I have tried blowing, blow drying, and just letting them be. What is the secret?


Asked by ABusyBee at 12:15 PM on Aug. 12, 2010 in Beauty & Style

Level 18 (5,804 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (7)
  • Maybelline makes a fast drying nail polish. I think it states that it dries in 50 seconds. I know other brands make quick drying nail polish too, but this is the only one I've personally used and I liked the results.

    Answer by kathria at 1:06 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Don't blow dry unless there is a completely cool setting. Heat will make it sticky and you will have to start over

    They make a fast dry spray.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 12:17 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • I just bought the fastest drying nail polish ever! It's Sally Hansen "Insta-Dri" Fast dry nail color. It is the best & I have tried them all. It doesn't chip as quick as the others either. I got the color "Mauve it" & I really like it.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 12:20 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Sally Hansen makes a great product called Insta-Dri.  It dries in 30 seconds.  Also UV light dries the polish fast so sit outside in the summer.


    Answer by beeky at 1:10 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • The tricky thing about nail polish is when you put on more than one coat it will take foreverrr to dry. The best advice I have is apply one coat. Let it dry, then the second, then the third. I always put it in front of a fan or just try to ignore them by watching tv or something. Oh and don't blow on them!

    Answer by Chloeek86 at 2:50 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • run cold water over them or you can spray WD 40 on them.

    Answer by Conley639 at 3:54 PM on Aug. 12, 2010

  • Theres a special spray you can buy in the nailpolish section that helps dry it fast. In like 1 minute I believe.

    Answer by sstepph at 3:56 PM on Aug. 12, 2010