Regular gel polish can not be dried without UV light.
There are brands which create polish which they call “gel polish which dries without UV/LED lamps”, but I don’t know if it is really gel polish.
Gel polish is cured, it doesn’t dry.
It takes anywhere from 1–3 minutes to cure gel polish under a UV or LED light.
Can you dry gel polish without UV light?
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How long does gel nail polish take to dry under UV light?
Gel nails cure, rather than dry,and that is why the UV lamps are used. Curing time can be anything from 30 seconds to 2 minutes, per layer of gel.
Does a UV light dry gel nail polish?
Can you use UV light to dry regular nail polish? No, regular nail polish requires air drying, whereas gel polish contains a polymer that must be ‘cured’ by a UV or LED lamp for it to become hard. Regular nail polishes can’t be used with UV or LED lamps and it won’t dry any quicker from being put under the lamp.
Can you use any UV light for gel nails?
Today, most gel polish brands will cure in LED or UV lamps, but not all of them do. CND Shellac is supposed to only cure in a UV lamp, but some people can get it to cure in an LED lamp. As long as the gel polish cures in the lamp you have, you should be able to use it.
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