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Nail extensions

Despite the obvious advantages of building, the procedure has a number of clear contra-indications.

  • First of all, buildup is contraindicated in fungal nail lesions. Extension is possible only after full recovery.
  • Mechanical damage to nails and cuticles. For example, even an edging manicure can be an obstacle to building. That is why Manicure procedure should be held at least 2-3 days before the build-up, or give preference to the unedged manicure.
  • Some diseases of the digestive,Endocrine, excretory systems, as well as taking antibiotics, the passage of chemotherapy can lead to the fact that artificial nails will not "hold on". Before building up, it is necessary to inform the master about this or that medical problem. This will help make the right decision about the appropriateness of the procedure and the choice of material for building. By the way, if artificial nails are broken off a few days after the build-up, then this may indicate a latent disease (or illiterate build-up).
  • Augmentation is not recommended during pregnancy,Especially if the woman suffers from increased sensitivity to the materials used. Also, do not decide to re-build, if you are allergic to Methacrylates.

What you need to know about methacrylate. By chemical nature, materials for building upNails are referred to the group of methacrylates. These substances have long been used in the chemical industry, but the study of the effects of methacrylates on the skin began relatively recently. It was shown that Regular exposure to methacrylates leads to the development of allergies: the skin becomes dry, flakes, reddens. The inhalation of methacrylate vapors irritatesNasopharynx, and also negatively affects the nervous system, causing symptoms similar to those of alcoholic intoxication. This confusion, headaches, heaviness in the head, drowsiness.

The discovery of these facts led to the fact thatNail extensions have been attributed to negative effects, including the development of chronic allergies. Although methacrylate research continues, so far, it can be argued that Properly performed procedure of building up is practically safe for the visitor of the salon. First of all, when usingMinimum quantities of methacrylates, incomparable with industrial volumes. In addition, experienced masters minimize the time of contact with liquid materials for building up and avoid getting methacrylates on the skin.

Acrylic or gel? As we already mentioned, both the so-called acrylic and gel belong to the group of methacrylates. However, acrylic and gel for nail extensions have their own nuances and are suitable for different occasions.

Acrylic is a very durable material. Acrylic nails can be worn for 3-4 months, they look natural, indistinguishable from natural. Acrylic is recommended for people leading an active lifestyle, with strong, healthy nails. In addition, acrylic is chosen for nail extensionsOn the legs: there is no need for frequent correction, and you can do with one procedure for the entire summer season. However, acrylic has disadvantages. This component has a strong smell (palpable, until the artificial nails harden), and also loses its shine when using acetone-containing liquids to remove varnish.

Gel - softer material, it is recommended to owners of flexible, thin nails. The gel also looks very natural, exceptAddition, has indelible brilliance. However, the gel procedure is more laborious: to dry the gel, you need to use a special UV lamp. In addition, "gel" nails are difficult to "take off": only an experienced master can do this. When choosing materials for building, one should also take into account individual preferences: perhaps some substance causes intolerance to you, or vice versa, artificial nails hold more and look better.

Procedure. Directly before nail extensions, it is not recommended to use nourishing oil or cream. The fact that the oil components are absorbed long enough, and the oil film on the surface of the nail will lead to the fact that artificial nails will begin to flake very quickly.

The first step on the way to building up is the removal of the surface, shiny layer of nails, which is sawed off with a fine-grained file. After that, the nail plates are treated with an antiseptic.

There are two types of nail extensions - withThe use of tips (artificial tips) or molds. If the build-up is carried out with the help of tips, the prefabricated tips are chosen for the size of each nail, and then glued to the surface. This glue dries out in a few seconds, so you can soon use the material to build. If the master works with molds, then they are fixed at the edges of the nails, and then poured with material for building. Very often the question arises, how long should nails be grown? If you are building an extension for the first time, then it makes sense to choose a short length. So you will have the opportunity to "try on" artificial nails and then decide on a more daring option.

Self-build (use of gel or acrylic)Requires the application of several layers. When the artificial nail is ready, its surface is degreased, polished and applied so-called "sealing" coating, which gives an ideal smoothness and shine. After this procedure, you can use nail polish. By the way, Varnish on the nails is kept better and longer than on natural.

Nail extensions last 2-3 hours, dependingFrom the materials used and the subsequent drawing of the varnish. Now you can forget about manicure for a few weeks, but the increased nails will still make themselves felt, because they require special care.

Care for the nails. Unlike artificial, natural nails are constantly growing: their length, shape, supply of nutrients changes. Artificial coating is not able to adapt to such changes, therefore every 2-3 weeks it is necessary to correct the nails. During the correction, the master sawsAn artificial plate, giving it a new length and shape. If the correction is neglected, then even a slight mechanical effect will result in the loss of the artificial nail.

Although artificial nails look very strongAnd healthy, they require careful treatment. Do not use accrued nails as tools, do not subject them to great mechanical stress. Remember that damage or detachment of an artificial nail will expose an unprotected, living nail plate. Increased nails can not be sheared, but only sawed with a non-metallic fine-grained file. Another caveat - stay away from the open source of fire: methacrylates are classified as strong-bodied substances.

Artificial nails can be worn constantly,Properly performed procedure protects natural nail plates and gives them a beautiful appearance. If you decide to remove the accrued plate, then be careful: removing artificial nails is no less laborious procedure than building them.

"Removal" of artificial nails. There is an opinion that after experiencing growth, natural nails become thinner, become soft and brittle. In fact, the health of natural nails depends on the quality of the procedure for removing accreted plates.

To remove acrylic nails, just removeFree edge, and then lower your fingers into a special liquid that dissolves acrylic. Gel nails must be cut. This can be done only by an experienced master with the help of special saws or hardware attachments. Attempts to remove accrued nails alone will lead to damage to the natural nail, peeling off its surface and thinning the plate. In the salon, after removing the accrued nails, the natural plate is treated with a special restoring agent. Subsequently, the nails will require intensive moisturizing and nourishing care. It is ideal to use special creams for nails, as well as softening oils for the cuticle.


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