Neat hands and nails are important for a woman. And beautiful nail polish or artificial certainly contribute. If you decide to put false nails, two possibilities are available to you: nails gel or acrylic. We explain the difference between the two, not to mention the advantages and disadvantages of each!
Let’s start with the first possibility: gel nails. If you only want to strengthen your nails, the gel is applied directly on them. To extend the nails, we use either extensions or capsules. Unlike acrylic powder, gel is a viscous substance that hardens under UV radiation .
If you want to apply gel nails, first clean your nails. These are then degreased, so that the false nails adhere well. If you opt for an extension, you can choose between capsules and removable extensions that are created on the nail. If you choose capsules, they are glued directly on your nails and filed. The gel is then applied in several layers on the nail. If you choose extensions, the stylist uses a template. This extension perfectly matches the shape of the nail and gives the impression of a natural extension.
The stylist starts with a base layer, then continues with two layers of color (if you want one) and finishes with a top coat that protects the nail. After applying each layer, the gel cures under a special UV lamp or a combined LED-CCFL lamp: The Light .
BENEFITS OF GEL NAILS
- Gel nails are soft, flexible and flexible. Thus, they break less quickly.
- In terms of colors and nail art, several possibilities exist.
- They have a shiny surface.
- Gel nails look more natural than acrylic nails.
- During the installation of gel nails, less chemical odors emerge in the air.
DISADVANTAGES OF GEL NAILS
- Gel nails are less robust than acrylic ones and are less resistant to blows.
- After each layer, you must place your hand under a UV lamp. In the case of acrylic nails, the layer is applied at one time. The duration of the treatment is however similar.
THE LAYING OF ACRYLIC NAILS
The acrylic nails are also used to strengthen and extend the natural nails. Acrylic is a very malleable mixture of powder and liquid.
Before a nail stylist installs acrylic nails, it first disinfects your hands, pushes back the cuticles and lightly licks your nails. You then have the choice between a capsule and a removable extension to extend your nails. When the extension is in place, the stylist uses the acrylic, which she molds carefully in a suitable form. Exposure to the outdoors hardens the acrylic. As soon as it is dry, the stylist lime and polish your nails. Finally, she applies a varnish of the desired color.
ADVANTAGES OF ACRYLIC NAILS
- The acrylic nails are very strong.
- Because of their strength, acrylic nails are less fragile. You can wear them longer.
DISADVANTAGES OF ACRYLIC NAILS
- Because of the hard materials on the nails, one has the impression that they are thicker.
- Because of their hardness, acrylic nails can break. That said, you do not lose your fake fingernail at once, because it tends to crumble.
- Acrylic nails have less shine. An additional varnish is therefore essential to make them shine.
- The application of acrylic nails has a lot of chemical odors, which some people may find unpleasant.
WHAT IS THE BEST CHOICE ?
Our preference is for gel nails. They look more natural not only in view, but also in touch because they are more flexible than acrylic nails. In addition, gel nails offer more possibilities than acrylic nails. Of course, every stylist has her preference and she is the one who advises the customer.