Acrylic Nails: Pros and Cons
The beauty of female hands attracts and fascinates anyone. Most often, female representatives resort to the procedure of nail extension with the help of acrylic, gel, bio gel and silk, as a result of which a good master creates a work of art from clumsy, brittle and untidy nails. Let us stop on Acrylic Nails
So, acrylic nails. Acryl is a powder, which with the help of a special solvent turns into a thick, quickly solidifying mass. For a couple of minutes, you need to have time to distribute the acrylic over the entire surface of the nail, after which the remaining irregularities on top and thickening on the sides, long and hard cut away, and then polished.
There is a legend about how acrylic became one of the main materials in the procedure of nail extension. A dentist broke a nail, the crack was right in the middle of the plate, and the finger was terribly sick when moving. The doctor caused some acrylic on the wound due to hopelessness, which used to be widespread in medicine before and in our time (its unpleasant and peculiar smell can most often be smelled in the dentist’s office), as a result of which the nail fixed and stopped hurting. Apparently, the dentist could not resist and shared his ingenuity with the manicurist.
The extension process consists of several stages.
- To begin with, the free edge of the nail is cut under the selected shape of the tips, the surface of the nail is ground. Select the tips of the right size for each finger. The natural nail is treated with a degreasing, cleansing agent, otherwise, interlayers form between your natural nail and a layer of acrylic, bacteria can enter.
- The inner side of the tips to the notch grease glue. Thick glue or liquid is chosen depending on the type of natural nail.
- Tips gently applied to the nail, not pressing strongly, and after 15 seconds. it cannot be torn off or moved. Air bubbles (white specks) should not form between the tips and your fingernail, otherwise, the nail will suddenly fall off.
- The next stage is shortening. Tips are not cut immediately to the desired length and leave a little longer because in the process of giving shape, they are slightly sawed and you can get something that was not wanted.
- The border between artificial and natural nails is carefully and carefully polished, taking care not to damage the natural nail.
- Then covered with acrylic, which quickly hardens, so you can not hesitate.
- The acrylic nails are given the final shape, they are polished and polished.
This process can take from 1.5 to four hours.
Acrylic nails. pros
- The strongest and strongest nails are obtained using acrylic.
- They do not crack from the temperature difference, random bends.
- Acrylic nails look natural and thin.
- They can be decorated with various volume elements of their acrylic.
- Acrylic nails are easy enough to remove with a special solvent.
- High adhesion to the nail plate, harmless preparation of the nail for building (cutting), plasticity.
- Do not change the shape of the natural nail.
- Methyl methacrylate was part of the first acrylics, which could cause an allergic reaction. Modern drugs are safer since they contain ethyl.
- Acrylic of a new generation are more transparent, easier to gash, better attached to a natural nail, it hardens faster and has a sunscreen.
Acrylic nails. Minuses
- During the whole procedure, you will inhale the unpleasant acrylic smell and its dust.
Recently, in the industry of artificial nails, much attention has been paid to building up technologies and, in particular, acrylic, so that today there is the newest technology for creating state-of-the-art sculptural acrylic nails without dust and smell. One problem – not all masters want to spend money on your comfort. The latest technology is much more expensive, and the strength is not much different from the old acrylic.
- Acrylic does not allow the nail to breathe, does not let moisture through.
- The composition of acrylic includes the following chemicals: methyl acrylic and acrylic acids, as well as acrylic monomers.
- They can cause skin irritation and make your nails brittle and weak.
- Another disadvantage is the loss of gloss after removing the varnish. You can remove the varnish only with a liquid that does not contain acetone.
There are also contraindications to the use of acrylic
Having fungal diseases, taking antibiotics or taking a course of chemotherapy.