Pros and Cons of Different Types of Nail Extensions
Women are spoilt for choices when they go shopping for nail accessories and nail care products. Women and their love for long nails is not new and they have been adding that extra length to their talons for years now. There are oodles of nail extension types and techniques available today that can not only add artificial length to your nails but also promote the growth of the natural nails. This article throws light on few of such nail
Acrylic nails: Acrylic nails are one of the most popular types of nail extensions in the beauty industry. These are made up of liquid monomer and powder polymer. Both of these together form a tough layer over the nail that gets harder as it comes in contact with air. When the nail becomes a strong base you can paint them with any color you want. For this type of nail extension you need to first clean and shape your original nails followed with buffing and working on the cuticles and then the acrylic extensions are applied over the nails.
Gel nails: You can apply gel either over the artificial nail or on the natural nail to make them strong and to promote their growth. It is applied in layers and the nails are treated with UV light between each layer to ensure that the nails are hard yet flexible. These artificial nails will give your nails a glossy touch and are also capable of resisting chips and breakage. This type of nail extension is ideally used by those who have very short nails because they help in making nails stronger.
Fiberglass/silk wraps: A good alternative to both the former types of nails is fiberglass or silk nail wraps. In this type of nail extensions fiberglass or silk is applied on the natural nails and sticked to the nails using glue. No wonder the fiberglass and silk wrap option is not much popular due to the availability of other much convenient options but they are preferred by consumers who are sensitive to the chemicals used in the other two types.
If you are planning to get nail extensions, keep in mind that you might have to visit your beauty salon at least once or twice a month to get infills. During this process your beautician will file the regrowth and reapply the gel or acrylic. They will be then filed and polished to make them look like new once again.