6 Useful Tips to Strengthen Polygel Nails and Keep them Beautiful for a Long Time

6 Handige Tips om Polygel Nagels te Versterken en Langdurig Mooi te Houden

6 Useful Tips to Strengthen Polygel Nails and Keep them Beautiful for a Long Time

To help you apply and maintain long-lasting polygel nails, we'd like to share six helpful tips to make your bond as strong as possible and guarantee the chance of a 3-4 week manicure!

1. Ensure good preparation: Good preparation is the key to a successful polygel application. Make sure your nails are clean, dry and free of old nail polish before you start. Use a cuticle pusher to gently push back your cuticles and use a nail file to lightly roughen the surface of your nails. This helps improve the adhesion of the primer , base coat and polygel and reduces the risk of breakage.

2. Choose the correct nail tip size: When applying polygel it is important to choose the correct nail tip size for each nail. Too large or too small a nail tip can lead to uneven pressure distribution and reduced adhesion of the polygel. Make sure the nail tip fits closely to the natural shape and size of your nail bed for best results.

3. File the sides well for optimal adhesion: Before applying the nail tip, it is important to properly file the sides of your natural nail. Make sure the edges of your nail are evenly shaped and there are no sharp corners or rough edges. By filing the sides well, you create a smooth surface on which the polygel can adhere evenly in the most important place. This prevents air from getting under the polygel or from forming hooks, which can lead to premature breakage of the nail.

4. Additional hardening after removing the nail tip: After applying and shaping the nail tip, it is advisable to allow the polygel to additionally harden after removing the nail tip. This can be done by placing your hands under a UV or LED lamp for the recommended curing time of the polygel. This extra hardening ensures a firmer bond and reduces the risk of premature nail loss.

5. Avoid contact with water: Polygel nails are generally water resistant, but excessive exposure to water can reduce the adhesion of the product. Try to avoid contact with water as much as possible, especially immediately after applying the polygel. For example, use gloves when washing dishes or cleaning, and avoid soaking in water for long periods of time, such as in a hot tub or swimming pool.

6. Regular maintenance and care: Just like natural nails, polygel nails also need regular maintenance and care. Keep your nails clean and dry, and use a moisturizing cuticle oil regularly to keep your cuticles and the skin around your nails healthy. If you notice a nail starting to come loose, don't try to pull or pick it yourself, but instead visit a professional nail technician to have it repaired safely.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your polygel nails remain beautiful for a long time and the risk of chipping or premature loss is minimized.