Acrylic Nails

FAQ About Acrylic Nails


Acrylic-nails-runcornWhat are Acrylic Nails?

Acrylic nails are artificial nails that have been built to give the illusions of long, natural, edge free nails. They are usually given to those who have nails which have split or are weak. Some women chose to have an acrylic overlay, which is simply a layer of acrylic over their own nail, as it holds down to polish for longer. 

How often should acrylic nails be filed?

It is recommended to have acrylic nailed filed around every two to three weeks. It is not advised to go longer than three weeks without having them filed. The longer it is waited to have them filled in, the likelihood of them lifting in increased. Acrylic nails should not be lifting as it is damaging to the nail, as they can potentially remove the natural nail from the nail bed.

How do I remove acrylic nails?

Acrylic nails should never be kept on for extended period of time. To remove acrylic nails, acetone remover should be purchased. The nails should be soaked in acetone remover for approximately twenty minutes before attempting to remove the acrylic nails. The nails should never be clipped off, because this could cause the nailed bed to become damaged. If in doubt, seek a professional to remove them.

How can I care for my acrylic nails?

Upon having the acrylic nails fitted, one should be sure to maintain a good nail care routine in order to maintain nail bed health. It is advised to use a high quality cuticle oil at least once a day. It is advised to do this in the evening to allow to oil to soak overnight. If possible, more cuticle oil should be applied to following morning. It is strongly advised to aim for at least twice a day. A lack of cuticle oil may cause the nails to become brittle and dry, resulting in breakage.

How do I shorten my nails?

In order to shorten acrylic nails, it is important to make use of the correct tools. Be sure to purchase a 240-grit nail file from a professional nail technician. A regular nail file will not shorten the acrylics, and will only ruin the appearance of them. Remember that too much filing may cause to nail to pull away from the nail bed. Only file the acrylics if absolutely necessary, as it is probably best to be seen by a professional if your nails have become too long, since you may require a ‘re-fill’.