Why do Acrylic Nails Lift?


Why do Acrylic Nails Lift?

Most women love to keep their nails clean and pretty by applying acrylic nail color on it. They can choose from various sets of colors from light pastel to dark colors. Some people think that applying acrylic nail color is easy, but actually it isn’t. It requires skill, focus and proper nail preparation. If you want to have a long lasting and beautifully colored nails, I suggest you take a course so that you can learn directly from an expert or just like what everyone does, you can practice on your own.

Nail lifting is one common issue that many women experience especially those who are applying acrylic nail color by themselves. Nail lifting happens when the acrylic or fiberglass overlay separates from the nail plate.

Different factors like the nail condition or the client’s health, improper nail preparation, client’s lifestyle contributes greatly to lifting.

Nail Condition and Client’s Health. Stress, poor diet and taking various medications for common sicknesses like heart disease, thyroid problems and diabetes can cause a breakdown in the bonding process of the acrylic nails. Applying acrylic nail color to damaged nails can also cause nail lifting. A client who has allergies and is sensitive to the product is also an issue.

Improper Nail Preparation. Most of the time nail lifting is caused by improper nail preparation. If you are applying acrylic nail color always remember to remove the natural oil of the nails. Put moisture on the primer to prevent bonding. Always remove the pterygium or the cuticle that sticks to the nail plate. Lastly, don’t forget to remove the excess nail dust.

Client’s lifestyle. The client’s work and lifestyle can also cause their nails to lift. Warn your clients that nail biting and nail picking can cause lifting. Their occupation also contributes to lifting. If they work as a typist or any similar job that gives pressure on the nails then this is also one factor to consider.

In conclusion, there are a lot of reasons why acrylic nails lift, it can either be because of the nail’s natural condition, improper nail preparation or the client’s lifestyle.

Author: joanna

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2 Responses

  1. S

    August 12, 2011 12:38 pm

    It’s called acrylic. Not acrylic nail color.

    Polish is applied to acrylic nails and normally there is no chipping.

    However, there is no such thing as ‘acrylic nail color’.

  2. Love my nails!

    May 16, 2012 8:42 am

    Yes there is! It is acrylic powder that is already colored so that you don’t have to use nail polish! Just like ez flow nails! You should check it out! It’s the best way to achieve 3D nails


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