Longer lasting acrylic nails
Posted on July 09 2019
Your acrylics should never just “fall off.” If your acrylics are constantly falling off, this could mean your nail tech isn’t prepping your nails correctly, or is using the incorrect product/using the product wrong.
If you’re having these problems, it’s time to look for a new nail tech! Acrylics can be pricey and are a commitment. Who wants to pay for nails that always fall off?! Not me!
When searching for a nail tech here are a few important things to look for:
- Your nail tech should be up to date on the latest trends and products.
- They should be very consistent with the quality of work they put out.
- Be sure your nail tech has a clean work space as well as clean tools.
- A good nail tech should be able to educate you on what to do and what not to do to your nails. They will give you recommendations if you have dry cuticles, or even if you have a bad nail biting habit.
Below are a few pointers for how you can extend your acrylic nail life and prevent broken/damaged acrylics:
Always schedule your next fill!
- Don’t leave your appointment without booking your next fill. You always run the risk of not getting an appointment when you want/need.
- Most Nail technicians recommend that clients come for a fill between 2 and 3 weeks. Some clients don’t have fast growing nails, and for those clients they can push fills to 3 maybe even 4 weeks.
Keep up with your cuticles and general hand/nail maintenance.
- Be sure to always clean under your acrylics. Anything can get under your nails and if you’re not keeping up with them, they could end up looking rather gross.
- Constantly moisturize your nails and use cuticle oils so they remain healthy and soft.
- Do not use your nails as tools!
- Wear gloves when working outside or even when doing dishes and using cleaning products.
Take Vitamins and supplements.
- Acrylics can take a toll on your nails if you’re constantly breaking them and are rough with them. Not to mention over time and with age, your nails and skin can end up dry and brittle. Without moisturizing, you’ll end up with cracks in your hands and around your cuticles which is very painful.