Immersion with pedicure
30 June, 2016
I recently got a pedicure, and it is perfectly intact without any chipping. Is it possible to keep it on when I immerse in the mikvah tonight? It feels wasteful to remove it and get a new pedicure, and I usually like to keep them for weeks, before they chip.
Yes, you may immerse with the pedicure as you desire to keep it, it is fully intact, and you plan to keep it for weeks. There is a range of halachic opinion on this matter, so you may wish to call the mikveh in advance of immersion to clarify its policy.
In the future, it would be best to schedule pedicures for shortly after immersion, so that you could remove nail polish beforehand.
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