Damaging your nails can be very easy and sometimes we don’t even realise that they are damaged. When nails we get are nails done with acrylics/gels, our nails can get damaged and we need to know what to do. So here are 5 Amazing Ways To Repair Your Nails After Acrylics.
Commonly Asked Questions
Do acrylic nails ruin your nails?
Acrylic nails shouldn’t ruin your nails, however, after a long period of time your nails can start to become weak. This means you should ensure you have the fake nails removed properly to stop any further damage.
Can your nails grow under acrylic nails?
Technically, your nails do grow under acrylics. But it is just because your nails do not break under the acrylics.
How long you should you wear them for?
Normally, people change their acrylics every 3-6 months and this is when they start to feel air pockets between the nail and the acrylic. This is a sign that you need to change them.
How to repair your nails after acrylics?
Get your acrylics removed by a professional
As I already mentioned before, your nails will be very weak, so if you remove the acrylics in an incorrect way you can cause more damage. Professionals should know what they are doing and will help the process be as smooth as possible. The normal procedure includes soaking your nails in acetone for 30-45 minutes and there are also some other steps involved. Click onto this post to see more: How to remove acrylic nails safely
Moisture and more Moisture
After removing your nails, they will be very weak and dry. When trying to repair your nails they need to moisturised to become stronger. So you should immediately go buy some hand cream, cuticle oil or natural oils. (Click on each word to use what I use)You should rub the oils into your cuticle for 2-5 minutes every day. By doing this you can begin to strengthen and start to repair your nails after acrylics.
Stick to a strengthening regime
Making your nails stronger should be one of your main goals after acrylics. This means that you need to develop a routine to keep you on track. It is worth getting a strengthening treatment (click here to see an example)to help speed up the process however some of them may not work,so be careful. Combining this along with moisturising your hands should speed up the process even quicker. People say it can take up to a month for your nails to become stronger again depending on how weak they were before.
Let your nails breath
Some people recommend only a week to let your nail breathe but I think it should be a few weeks just to ensure they are strong enough again. This also gives you a little bit of time to decide whether or not you want to return to natural nails or continue the acrylics life. And I just want to emphasise that this is crucial in your repairing process.
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That’s all I have for today, I hope you enjoyed this post. Tell me in the comments what your acrylics experience is like. I hope you learned something new.
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