- Tell me what type of nail you have and I’ll tell you what product you need.
- How to choose the right nail system?
- TYPES OF NAILS:
- How to recognize a fragile nail?
- What are greasy nails?
- Other types of nails
- TYPES OF NAIL SYSTEMS, WHICH IS BEST FOR YOU?
- 1. Permanent enamel:
- 2. One Step Semi-Permanent Enamel
- 3. Acrylic system
- 4.Soft gel
- Author: Teresa Cobo
There are many different types of nails: weak, thin, brittle, strong, greasy, scaly, with furrows, bites, long or short…
Do you know your nail type and what it involves? It often occurs to us that we are familiar with the various nail building products and systems offered today. But do we really know which one is best for us?
Tell me what type of nail you have and I’ll tell you what product you need.
Many times we go to a salon and ask for one of them because they told us it was the best or because our friend takes it… Other times in the salon they are specialized in acrylic nails and that’s what they feel comfortable with. . On other occasions, we buy a product with the idea of ââapplying it at home, but we have not been informed of the systems that will benefit us or work best for us.
Acrylic, Soft Gel, Polygel, Glazed with Levelingn… each system must be adapted to us personally. And every nail type and person is different.
How to choose the right nail system?
Choosing a system for your business usually comes down to 3 things:
- Your lifestyle; what job do you have and what hobbies do you like.
- The type of nails: weak nails, strong nails, long or short.
- Your expectations; What do you want to accomplish.
TYPES OF NAILS:
Those powerful Yes dry they are the best for applying any nail product because they don’t require excessive preparation and have optimal adhesion, so if you have strong nails, you’re in luck you can choose the type of system that best suits your lifestyle/expectations.
To choose a suitable system, we will have to take into account the rest of the types of nails. Here we show you the different types of nails and how to recognize them.
How to recognize a fragile nail?
Identifying a weak nail is very easy: it tends to Pause or open in centerit’s good and translucent. When pressed, she is very flexible. It folds up easily.
In the same hand we can have weaker nails than others, for example that of the thumb is generally thicker and stronger than that of the index finger.
To avoid lifting these types of nails, you will need to be careful, use a special primer such as Ultrabond and apply a rubber base coat (I recommend this before builder gels). This rubber base coat can be applied before any other nail system.
Doing very long extensions in this type of nails can cause them to break or break more easily.
What are greasy nails?
They are recognized because they have a oily plug and/or hydrated. They are also problematic and do not tolerate nail products well, causing constant lifting.
We are faced with a problem of grip which is genetic, meaning nothing can be done to change it, although you can work on improving its grip.
A nail can be strong and greasy, or weak and greasy. The latter is the most difficult case.
Proper preparation of the nail with a cleanser will help remove the excess. Then the pad is applied and after that a desiccant primer (acid free primer) and an Ultrabond primer.
Ultrabond Primer creates a dispersion layer that helps improve adhesion.
Other types of nails
escalation: A natural nail must be smooth and without any kind of bulge, in this case layers are formed on the top of the nail which make it stand up.
It almost always has an external cause that can be resolved: removal of permanent enamel by pulling, extensions performed in places of questionable procedures, or constant contact with water or chemicals.
To treat it, you can use specific files for natural nails (never metal) and file in one direction only.
brittle: It is generally linked to fragile nails although it can occur on strong nails. We recommend that you do not file the side of the nail because it can be very narrow and break it more easily.
With grooves or grooves: All the nails are formed by grooves but in this type of nails they are very marked. It is more common in older people.
It is essential to buff with the buffer and apply a leveling base such as Rubber Base. This way you can fill in smoother nails accordingly.
colored: If the nail is apparently healthy, it is caused by baseless enamel and enamel pigmentation, especially with traditional enamels.
Remedy: mix a teaspoon of lemon juice with a teaspoon of baking soda, and distribute a little on each nail using a small brush. Leave on for 10 minutes and remove.
If the nail is yellow with deformation That is scaling It could be a fungal infection. In greenish tones, it may be a bacterial infection that causes onychomycosis. In this case, the nail will also appear damaged as well as colored. Always go to a doctor. DO NOT MAKE GLAZING OR EXTENSIONS.
TYPES OF NAIL SYSTEMS, WHICH IS BEST FOR YOU?
1. Permanent enamel:
This system is perfect for someone who has nails in good health Yes Natural. However, for people with weak and crooked nails, a splint will be needed. This is where we recommend our rubber base. This product will flex/bend with your natural nail, preventing chipping and fracturing of the nail and polish.
The no-wipe top coat and helps weaker nails by adding a little more Support Yes size one. Gel polish is the perfect system for clients who want a color change every two/three weeks.
Permanent nail polish is an ideal system to keep nails short or medium (only if the client has a strong nail).
2. One Step Semi-Permanent Enamel
ideal system for beginners and for make a manicure at home. The duration of this product is about 10-15 days. So if you like to change the color of the nails, this is ideal.
It is also a product that greatly respects the natural nail and will help it grow by giving it a little more rigidity.
In the case of weak nails, we commented the same as in the previous section, a rubber base will be necessary if we want it to last as long as possible.
3. Acrylic system
Acrylic is a classic, it’s as popular today as it was when it first came out. With proper preparation, maintenance and structure, it is very rare for a client to break an acrylic nail. This system is perfect for anyone who wants to get long nails using molds or tips.
In people who have fingernails weak and bent, the nail may begin to lift or pull away from the free edge sooner than usual. This can happen because the product is so strong that it will not bend with the natural nail. This means that the acrylic layer may peel off, which means reapplication will be required sooner than expected.
The new Soft Gel system has appeared in recent years and represents a considerable saving of time and money, obtaining the most natural result of all.
It is ideal for short to medium extensions. If the natural nail is not very long, it is impossible to make long extensions, because the natural nail must measure at least half of the tip of the nail. soft gel. That is, a nail can be extended up to twice its natural size, but it is not recommended to do more.
The base glaze used to adhere the soft gel It has a medium consistency, which acts as a reinforcement. In addition, this system is the most flexible of all, obtaining the most natural result.
It is suitable for people with weak nails who are looking to grow out their natural nails and change their design or color frequently. In this type of (weak) nails, the extension does not have to be very long, nor can we expect a duration of 4 weeks.
Polygel has the durability and resistance of the acrylic system, as well as the flexibility and lightness of a gel: it is a better formulated product.
We will need a lamp to fix the product and that is why it is ideal for beginners. This allows us to take our time pushing and positioning the product until it’s perfect, meaning we spend less time tweaking the product.
It is completely versatile and the same creations can be made as with any of the acrylic or gel products; overlays, tips, shapes, french style and gradient (baby boomers).
In my opinion it will work better on weak nails as it is more flexible than the acrylic. Of course, the latter allows extensions thinner and longer being a harder product. The disadvantage of polygel is that it can break if it is not the right thickness and length.
What type of nail do you have? What are your tastes/expectations regarding nails? Tell us in the comments.
Author: Teresa Cobo
Nail types: weak, ridged. Problems + solutions. — Nailists
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