What are Polycrylic Nails?
For years now women have been on a quest to make their nails more beautiful. First with polish and treatments such as strengtheners and paraffin dips, then with acrylic sculptured nails and different types of tips, wraps and gels. The truth is though, all these procedures are damaging to the nails, leaving them thin and weak and they are not the easiest to put on. They also require harsh chemicals and detrimental filing of the top of the nail to facilitate better adhesion.Fill-ins are not much easier than the initial application of a new set. The technician has to be sure to remove all loose acrylic or gel before re-applying, as these areas could be a breeding ground for moisture and fungal development. Fungal infections if not taken care of as soon as possible can lead to removal of a nail by a doctor. These types of enhancements also have no flexibility and become brittle and easier to break as time goes by.
Given all this, it is not surprising that research has gone into finding a better way to achieve great nails without the damage. One such product of this research is the polycrylic nail enhancement. Unlike acrylics or gels, polycrylics have superior strength, durability and adhesion properties. They are made up of a different chemical structure than regular acrylics or gels, whereby the polymers are designed specifically for use on the fingernail. The structure is such that it creates an organic molecular bond on the nail.
No caustic chemicals are needed to help create this bond so there are no harmful odors and vapors produced and no irritated cuticles or skin around the nail. Because of the non-caustic properties and more natural bonding there are no damaging effects to the nail and no penetration of harmful ingredients into the bloodstream, which could be a cause for concern from repeated applications.
The formulation is faster to put on, applies like nail polish and self-levels very quickly hardening under a special bonding or curing lamp. It may be used as an overlay for natural nails, tips or sculptures. The result is a smooth, glossy, natural looking and flexible nail lending itself to easier fill-ins and longer lasting manicures. So easy, in fact, fill-ins can be done at home in a minimal amount of time. Also, due to the increased flexibility, they actually resist breaking and ripping or tearing.
Nail polish can be changed anytime without hazard and nails may be grown to whatever length the user wishes. If acrylics have been worn prior, polycrylic may be used to fill them in until the whole nail is changed over or if the wearer wishes to remove completely whatever has been worn, a waiting period of about a week should be considered before replacing with polycrylic.
With all this good stuff going for polycrylics it is evident they are an innovative
break through, the wave of the future in nail enhancements and a “no brainer” when it comes to
making the decision of which type of product to use for beautiful nails. It’s a state of the
art product, for the modern, 21st century woman.
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