Polygel for nails
I am sure that many girls will agree with me that the appearance of acrylic extensions and gel polish has greatly simplified our lives. :) But is there an alternative? Today I will tell you about an innovative product - polygel.
I am for healthy nails - that is why I often dissuade my clients from acrylic extensions. Despite the durability of such an extension, unfortunately, we all know what harm it does to natural nails (dehydration, brittleness), and how difficult it is to restore them after acrylic.
But I also understand that sometimes it is very difficult to keep your nails in perfect condition, even with gel polish. Sometimes this is not enough. Especially if your profession involves constant work with your hands. Therefore, I was very happy with the appearance of polygel, and in my article today I will tell you why. :)
Polygel is an amazing product that combines the best qualities of acrylic extensions and gel polish.
Why polygel is better than acrylic
Probably the most annoying thing when working with acrylic is its pungent smell, which can even cause a headache. Also, when building acrylic, you need to be prepared for a specific dust that settles absolutely everywhere and hovers in the air for a long time even after the end of the extension procedure!
In the case of polygel, it is odorless, because it does not contain a monomer, and polygel particles are much heavier, so these simply settle on the work surface and do not float in the air.
Poly gel coverage is much thinner than acrylic extensions, so your nails will look as natural as possible! At the same time, the polygel coating is quite durable and is not inferior to acrylic in this.
Also, unlike acrylic, polygel does not harden until it is dried in an LED or UV lamp, which makes it much easier to work with.
Why polygel is better than gel polish
Unlike gel polish, polygel does not spread, but remains exactly in the place where you applied it.
Polygel coating is more resistant than conventional gel polish coating.
How to apply polygel
- Prepare the nail in the same way as before applying the gel polish. The nail must be thoroughly degreased, and then cover the natural nail with one layer of primer.
- Squeeze out a small amount of polygel from the tube and “cut off” it with the flat edge of the tool.
- Apply the cut material to the nail
- Dip the brush in Slip Solution, which is specially formulated for polygel. The solution helps the brush not stick to the material when applied. Then form the shape of the nail by lightly pressing the polygel against the nail plate.
Be gentle with this material, do not press it too hard, otherwise the entire surface will be streaked. Be sure to carefully work out the cuticle area, as with acrylic. If this is not done, peeling of the coating cannot be avoided.
- When the entire surface of the nail and its tip are covered, dry the nail for 30 seconds in an LED lamp, or 2 minutes in a UV lamp.
- Next, you need to smooth the surface a little. To do this, I advise you to take a 180 grit file. With it, we will finish shaping our nail.
Unfortunately, polygel comes in a very narrow range of colors, and is produced in only 6 shades. But the good news is that gel polish can be applied over polygel to get the color you want. And to create a three-dimensional design, you can even mix polygel and gel polish.
- If you want to apply gel polish over polygel, then you need to apply another layer of primer, then two layers of gel polish, which need to be dried well in the lamp. So you will achieve the desired shade, and the coating itself will be mega-strong.
- Finally, apply one coat of top coat and cure in the lamp again.
How long will polygel last
If the material is applied correctly, then the polygel coating will serve you until the moment when you yourself want to make a correction, due to the regrown nail.
How to remove polygel
Polygel needs to be cut off. And the best way to do this is with a milling cutter. But I recommend not removing it completely, but leaving about 10% as a protective layer on the nails.
Also, I strongly do not recommend trying to remove the polygel yourself at home, because the coating is strong enough, and attempts to pick it off or cut it off can adversely affect the condition of your nails. Moreover, why suffer so much if you do a manicure with polygel or remove the coating in Kiev, I will always help you! :)
Can polygel damage the natural nail?
No. As long as it is applied and removed properly, polygel will not harm the condition of the natural nail. And this is its huge advantage over acrylic.
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