When gel nails appeared for the first time, the industry changed completely. Gel on nails became one of the best inventions that appeared in the field of manicure. Slowly, a lot of women went from classic manicures to gel nails because of the advantages of them. Probably a lot of you are familiar with the procedure, but for the ones who are not, we will explain what gel nails are. Gel nails are basically extensions made using a hard gel product that is even more hardened under an ultraviolet or L.E.D. (light emitting diode) light. The gel is designed to imitate how natural nails look. They are designed to last much longer and give women who have short nails, the opportunity to wear long nails without being afraid of common breaking from various reasons (natural nail is more prone to breakage and the structure of it is more sensitive). Probably you wonder what are the advantages of having them and of course if there are any sort of disadvantages too. We will elucidate the mystery in this article.
Advantages of gel nails:
1. They last longer for about 3 to 4 weeks, which is awesome compared to a classic nail polish that usually lasts 3 to 4 days, no?
2. They dry instantly while you are still in the salon, no need to worry. So, no smearing, no chipping, no smudging or scratching off
3. Gel nails allow the person to experiment fabulous nail designs as they are easier to work with and create designs that with normal nail polish you can not acquire.
4. The gel looks fresh all the time that it is on your nails, even before you go and take it off.
5. The gel is the most close option to natural looking nails, even if you want a french manicure!
Disadvantages of gel nails:
1. Nails might get a little more irritable from the procedure as they are buffed to remove their natural shine so the gel stick better to them. In time, your nails can become thinner.
2. The removal of them is a little harmful as you need to soak them in pure acetone which will dry the fingers a lot.
3. Sometimes, from wrong procedures, you might get some infections (rare cases, but risks are still there).
4. Risk of nail breakage as the nail breaks at a much higher point (if that ever happens).
5. If you want to go back to classic nail polish, specialists say your nails need 6 weeks to recover completely.
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