Acrylic Nails are a popular and proven enhancement that can make your nails look fabulous. However, to keep them in good shape there are some important rules you should follow.
Try not to knock your nails. Acrylic Nails can be damaged or torn off if knocked. It can also be painful!
Be gentle with your Acrylic Nails for the first 24-48 hours after they are applied. Although Liquid & Powder Acrylic Nails seem to dry in minutes and they seem ‘hard as nails’ (pardon the pun!), they are not very strong until the bonding process has been completed. Oxygen hinders the speed of this process so keeping oxygen out will help. The application of Solar Oil will help block oxygen from the tiny pores in the acrylic, speeding up the curing process.
Don’t pull, cut or bite them off! You may be able to remove the nail enhancements but you will definitely damage your natural nail bed. It’s just not worth it. Get them removed properly by your nail techician.
Don’t use moisturising, sunblock and tanning products that contain Lanolin or Mineral Oil. These will cause Acrylics to weaken and ‘lift’.
If you have any signs of lifting or damage please see your nail technician as soon as possible. Water and bacteria can accumulate under lifted nails and the effects are not very nice.
Get your infills or rebalance done regularly if you plan to keep your acrylic nails for longer periods.