Do Acrylics Damage Naills?


Acrylic nails are artificial nails that are made from two products called liquid monomer and powder polymer. The two substances form together to make a hard protective covering over your natural nail. Your Nail Technician applies this acrylic to the clients nail, the acrylic becomes to dry and harden. This then is the base layer for your Nail Technician to work on, to be filed and buffed to the length and shape of the customer requirements. Acrylics are mainly used to lengthen and strengthen the nails. They can also be used to create a larger, more even shaped nail, this generates a bigger canvas for the more intricate nail designs.

Can Acrylics Damage Your Own Nails?

Acrylics shouldn’t ruin your nails, if properly applied by a qualified technician. Nail technicians can give you a good consultation, it is the perfect opportunity for the client to ask the technician any queries, while the technician can also fully examine the quality of the nail prior to getting started. Poor application and the removal method are key factors that are prone to damaging your nails. Unfortunately as with any trade, you may come across a nail technician that may not meet your expectations.

If you need to remove your acrylics, it is just as important to have them removed by the professionals, as it is to have them applied, to ensure you do not cause any serious damage to your nails. If the nails are removed carelessly or forcefully means you may remove some of the many layers of your natural nail plate, causing your nails to become weak, causing them to tear and become very sore. The skin around your nails and your cuticles may also become very sore. The removal of the acrylics generally takes time for the chemicals to soak in to the acrylic, the technician gently scrapes or buffs off the remaining acrylic working downwards on the acrylic, working away from the cuticle. Keep repeating this method until the acrylics are completely removed. With the correct aftercare and advice from a trained technician, acrylic nails should not cause any serious damage. Many technicians will advise to give your nails a break from acrylics, this gives your nails the chance to strengthen the nails and stops the nails becoming too thin and weak.

Nail technicians usually offer a combined special offer price to have old acrylics removed and a new set applied. This encourages the client to have them removed by the professionals and helps keep your nails healthy. You have to keep in mind that even when you have followed the procedures carefully, your natural nails may feel somewhat compromised occasionally, especially if you regularly have acrylics on your nails. However, it the acrylic process is done slowly and patiently the acrylic nails process can be almost damage-free. To keep your nails healthy it may be best to regularly use a cuticle oil or cuticle cream to help prevent the acrylic drying out while also help protect your nail and cuticle against the trauma. Using cuticle oil daily can also help improve the health and appearance of your nails.

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