Artificial nails. Myths about artificial nails

Artificial nails of the nails appeared in the middle of the last century. The invention was addressed primarily to those whose nail plates are far from perfect.

Artificial nails help to hide any disadvantages: lengthen the tiny nail plates; forget about ribbed, rough and uneven nails; “disguise” a yellowish coating and white specks; turn thin, brittle and layered nails into dense, strong and smooth.

Despite the wide distribution of nail building, it is surrounded by a lot of myths and misunderstandings.

Artificial nails do not tolerate water well.

Perhaps this is the most common misconception about nail modeling. Most likely, it is actively spread by the girls themselves. After all, this is an excellent reason to shift the washing of dishes and washing to other members of the family. In fact, artificial nails are not at all afraid of water. They are made of high-tech polymers, which are used in medicine and even in space exploration. Artificial materials of the last generation, so firmly connected with the keratin of natural nails, that no water to them is not terrible. So swim in the pool, take a bath, go to the sauna, do household chores.

To grow nails is harmful.

While wearing artificial nails, natural nails are protected and not subject to any aggressive external influences. In most cases, with the constant wearing of accrued nails, even the damaged natural nail acquires the right direction of growth and shape, ceases to separate and can fully acquire an aesthetic appearance. Augmentation is also recommended for those who have a lot of stress on their nails.


Women suffering from diabetes, skin diseases, acute arthritis, circulatory disorders, fungal infection (on the hands), at the time of increasing chemo / X-ray therapy and taking photosensitive medications, and, of course, women during pregnancy – nails are not recommended!

Natural nail “suffocates” if an artificial material (acrylic or gel) is applied to it from above.

This myth is strange, if only because nails are not a separate part of the human body. Any professional master will explain how the nutrients received by the body come to the nail plates. First and foremost, an important role in the nourishment of the nails is played by the circulatory system that delivers the necessary nutrients through the capillaries, located directly under the nail bed.

Acrylic build-up is less harmful to natural nails than gel.

The dispute over what material is better, acrylic or gel, has been maintained since the emergence of both technologies. But you can not ask this question. Each person is selected individually. It depends on the condition of the nails, your lifestyle and just the likes and dislikes. The impact on natural nails of both materials is practically the same, because: they, and acrylic, and gel, belong to the same family of acrylics. Harm to the nails can cause more illiterate work, rather than the materials themselves. If the acrylic nails are simply dissolved and completely removed, then the gel should be cut, with this procedure a layman can easily damage natural nails. So if you decide to do nail modeling, please contact an experienced technician.

Artificial nails are a breeding ground for bacteria gathered between artificial and natural nails.

If we are talking about the work of a bad master, then it is difficult to disagree. Exfoliation of artificial coating from natural nails occurs for many reasons, and the most common of them is poor quality of work. Often such “professionals” offer customers to purchase glue for gluing false nails, which further exacerbates the problem. In this case, because of the greenhouse effect, the growth of bacteria increases. Possible diseases such as mold.

Artificial nails look unnatural.

Not everyone has an ideal nail shape. But, despite the obvious advantages of building up, many women, fearing that artificial nails will look gross, prefer their natural. This misconception was true when the technology of building only came to us, but now both gel and acrylic nails can look just like natural ones. The latest achievement of the nail industry is the modeling of nails taking into account individual characteristics: the color and texture of the skin, the shape and color of the nail plate. And the thickness of the tip of the artificial nail does not exceed the thickness of the business card. Such nails are often visually impossible to distinguish from beautiful natural.

The longer the modeled nails, the better they look.

Very controversial, but fairly common. Artificial nails can be absolutely any length and shape. Especially since this season the most actual trend in manicure is naturalness, that is, nails of medium length of natural oval form. Perhaps the misconception about the length was born due to the fact that often young girls prefer giant nails with a bright screaming design. But this does not mean that such nails are in fashion. The main goal of modeling is to hide flaws and emphasize the merits of your natural nails. And recently such procedure slowly, but correctly extends and among strong sex. Men’s modeled nails, as well as women’s visually almost indistinguishable from well-groomed natural. So you can have such nails as you want!

Before modeling, you must carefully do a manicure.

This is partly true. Yes, the manicure before the build-up is done, but not the classic “edging”, but the mini manicure. The cuticle is simply pulled back and the nail polish is removed from the nail. If the master speaks about the need to make you an edging manicure, then, perhaps, he just does not have enough experience. During the manicure, especially the classic nails slightly change their shape, becoming more flat. Over time, they take the original form. All this can negatively affect the results of modeling, and artificial coating will not hold on to natural nails. In addition, even the most experienced master accidentally can cut the cuticle with a file. If this happens, the filing of artificial nails will turn not only into an extremely painful, but also a dangerous procedure. Classic manicure is recommended to do 2-3 days before the simulation. Then your nails will really look perfect!

The quality of materials for modeling does not matter.

On the contrary, this is the most important thing. Nails from different materials and worn quite differently. Cheap, unfortunately, do not have such plasticity and comfort in the sock as expensive, moreover, they can even damage the nail surface. For example, the acrylics of the old generation are too rigid and therefore difficult to process. Such acrylic nails do not wear well, break and flake, and very often together with natural ones. In addition, these colors of these materials do not differ in color stability, they often just turn yellow. As for gel nails, the difference here is even more significant. So you should not spare money for beauty and health.

Simulation makes natural nails weak and brittle.

Nails do not damage materials, and illiterate work. The main causes of thinning of the nails are illiterate correction, incorrect preparation for this procedure. The use of cheap material can also become a reason. It can not be processed, it does not have the necessary flexibility, and therefore the nails made of them turn out to be thick. Constant pressure on the nail plate leads to a reduction in the production of cells forming the thickness of the natural nail. Therefore, after a while, they become weak and thin. It is best to choose a salon in which good craftsmen work on quality materials.

Artificial nails break fast.

Actually, the nails are very strong and they are very hard to break, provided, of course, quality materials and a good master. Exceptions: excessive sweating of hands, pregnancy, taking hormonal drugs (including contraceptives). So if the material began to flake, crumble or not hold at all – look for a problem in the master or in your health.

Acrylic and gel modeling are incompatible.

Only an experienced craftsman can perform this combination. And materials, of course, must be of a high level. Preparations of good quality are perfectly combined with each other. Acrylic correction, performed on a gel or vice versa, will last as long as usual. If in the process of wearing nails you understand that this technology is not very suitable for you, you can easily switch to another without negative consequences.

Nail modeling is a very expensive procedure.

You can not save on beauty and health. But modeling nails is not only convenient, but also economical. See for yourself, artificial nails protect your time, nerves and strength. Visiting the beauty salon a little more often 1 time per month, you completely forget about the manicure. After all, lacquer, on such nails lasts much longer and can even “wait” for another correction. And if you do not have the right amount, and you want to get perfect nails very much, there is a way out. Practically in every city there are training schools, where they prepare masters of manicure and pedicure. There you can do the modeling at a very low price. Unfortunately, not all of them are of the same level. There are also centers in which you simply waste your time – badly made nails will last no longer than a couple of days. So try to make inquiries in advance about the chosen training center.

Dust from filing gel or acrylic nails causes allergies.

Any dust can cause allergies. Of course, the masters in the salons work in masks, because they have to serve at least 3-4 clients a day. But since you come to the procedure every 3 weeks, you should not be afraid at all. Especially since the dust from filing artificial nails is not harmful, than from zapila natural. And even, on the contrary, at carrying out of usual manicure the probability to receive an allergy is much higher. So if you prefer modeling, there’s nothing to worry about.

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