Nails in gel or semi-permanent varnish, what’s different?

//Nails in gel or semi-permanent varnish, what’s different?

Have you ever been embarrassed by brittle, cracked or cracked nails? Have you tried repeatedly to let your nail grow and any attempt has ended in failure? Even nail polishes do not protect against this mishap! Have you considered gel nails or acrylic nails? Gel nails are, to some extent, false nails. A gel is applied directly to the natural nail, or on artificial nails attached to the tip of your nails to gain in length. The latter is more rarely used, because it looks unnatural unless you opt for a French manicure. The gel is then modeled by the nail technician, and then catalyzed (set to harden) under a UV lamp. Once hardened, the gel nails form a true protective shell on the natural nail and can be varnished.

The semi-permanent varnish, for its part, is located halfway between nails in gel and classic varnish. It has the consistency of a nail polish and is applied with the same simplicity, in four layers: base, two coats of varnish and top coat. However, each layer must cure under the UV lamp before continuing to the next. When completed, the nails are lacquered to a beautiful uniform color, solid and very bright.

The duration of the nails in gel and semi-permanent varnish

Nails in gel and semi-permanent varnish are both subjected to nail regrowth: after two weeks on average, three at most, the natural nail appears at the base. In theory, therefore, both have a similar lifespan. In reality, the semi-permanent varnish can tarnish and flake after ten or fifteen days. Gel nails, on the other hand, show almost no change, as the protective shell is solid. The only noticeable difference is the evidence of the new growth at the base of the nails.

Another difference is when the natural nail becomes too visible, the semi-permanent varnish offers only one solution; remove the varnish. It is then possible to carry out a new application, provided that it does not exceed three successive applications. Beyond that, the varnish could damage the nails, which require a month at least, natural. Gel nails, for their part, can remain in place. A visit to your nail technician is all you need to fill the base of the nail, every three weeks on average. In this case, a gel nail can stay in place for several months in a row!

Gel nails advantages and disadvantages

Thanks to their almost untouchable protective shell, the gel nails allow the nail, underneath, to strengthen without external aggression. They are especially recommended for women who have very short nails as they also conceal defects and allow all types of nail décor. Their only fault!? Remaining long in place and completely covering natural nails, they are no longer exposed to UV which thickens them. When the gel is removed, the nails are soft and require 3 to 6 months of care to regenerate completely.

Semi-permanent varnish advantages and disadvantages

The semi-permanent varnish can be applied more quickly and simply than gel nails. There are even semi-permanent varnish kits at home! The possibilities of colors and decor are endless, and the result similar to that of a classic nail varnish. This type of manicure is ideal for holidays, among others. Its weakness, on the other hand, is due to the difficulty of application which is the most delicate step. A semi-permanent varnish can damage the nails if it is improperly applied or improperly removed.

The hands play an important role in our current society and act in this sense as a true business card by revealing a certain amount of information about our personality. Well-groomed fingernails undoubtedly determine the appearance of the hands whose beauty resides in a rigorous and daily care. This is why everyone should have manicure done at some point, whether you choose Gel Nail Manicure, Acrylic Nail Manicures or a more natural French Manicure.

2017-10-10T18:31:38+00:00 Gel & Acrylic Nail Manicures|