COMMON GEL NAIL MYTHS DEBUNKED

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  1. MYTH: GEL NAILS RUIN YOUR NATURAL NAILS

Truth: When applied and removed correctly, gel nails do not damage the natural nail. The harm often comes from incorrect removal, like peeling or prying the gel off.

  1. MYTH: GEL NAIL LAMPS EMIT HARMFUL UV RADIATION

Truth: Whilst UV rays can be damaging to the skin, the amount of UV exposure from a gel nail lamp is minimal and not significantly harmful.

  1. MYTH: GEL NAILS ARE INFLEXIBLE AND CAN SNAP EASILY

Truth: Quality gel nails have a balance of strength and flexibility, allowing them to withstand daily wear and tear without snapping. Even rubber base and builder gel polishes are flexible when they are high-quality products!

  1. MYTH: GEL NAILS DON’T ALLOW YOUR NATURAL NAILS TO “BREATHE”

Truth: Nails don’t actually “breathe” as they receive their nutrients and oxygen from the bloodstream, not the air. Gel nails, when applied correctly, won’t hinder the health of the underlying nail.

  1. MYTH: ALL GEL NAIL PRODUCTS ARE CREATED EQUAL

Truth: The quality of gel nail products can vary significantly. As a Nail Technician, invest in reputable brands and products to ensure the best results and client satisfaction.

  1. MYTH: GEL NAILS ARE ONLY FOR LONG NAILS

Truth: Gel nails are versatile and can be applied to nails of any length, whether short or long. The Miss Dolla Rubber Base Coat can even help protect weak nails and allow them to grow if your client is trying to increase their length.

  1. MYTH: THE THICKER THE GEL APPLICATION, THE LONGER IT LASTS

Truth: A thicker application can lead to lifting or peeling. The thicker the coat is, the less likely it is that it will cure properly in the lamp. This can mean that whilst they look and feel dry on the top, they may still be wet in the middle, which will cause premature lifting. It’s essential to apply thin, even layers, curing each one properly for the best longevity. 

Source:  London Lash



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