How to choose between gel manicure and acrylic nails? Which one is better?
Both nail extension methods harden the nail plate and ensure manicure durability. What differentiates them is the application method. Gel is hardened under the UV after each layer – base, colour and top. Acrylic nails become hard when acrylic powder is combined with liquid – there is no need for using UV lamp. The drawback is intense smell of the product. It may bring about an allergic reaction. Even after 48 hours after having acrylics done, they are still prone to external stimuli – acrylic manicure still binds water molecules. More often than not it causes cuticles dryness.
Compendium of knowledge about Gel Manicure
- Can I remove gel manicure by myself?
- Does gel manicure damage nail plate?
- How long does gel manicure last?
- Can men also have gel manicure done?
- Is epilepsy a contraindication to doing gel manicure?
- Cancer vs gel manicure – one excludes the other?
- Can gel manicure be carried out while suffering from autoimmune disease?
- Can gel manicure bring about an allergic reaction?
- Can I do gel manicure when I have onychomycosis?
- How does gel manicure after care look like?
- How to choose between gel manicure and acrylic nails? Which one is better?
- Is gel manicure suitable for teenagers?
- Gel is used only in case of damaged nails – fact or myth?
- I have weak and brittle nails – can I do gel manicure?
- Is pregnancy a contraindication to gel manicure?
- Can I do gel manicure while breastfeeding?