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Caring for your polygel nail extensions

Long-lasting, beautiful nails

Here are some tips for caring for your nail extensions:

  • Avoid using your nails as tools: Nail extensions can be more fragile than natural nails, so avoid using them to open packages or perform other tasks that could cause them to break.
  • Keep them clean and dry: Clean your nail extensions regularly with soap and water, and make sure to dry them thoroughly to prevent moisture buildup that can lead to fungal infections.
  • Use cuticle oil: Applying cuticle oil to the base of the nail extensions can help keep them moisturized and prevent lifting.
  • Don't bite or pick at them: Biting or picking at your nail extensions can cause damage or even lead to infection.
  • Avoid harsh chemicals: Strong chemicals like bleach, acetone, and ammonia can damage your nail extensions, so try to avoid exposure or wear gloves when using them.
  • Get regular maintenance: To keep your nail extensions looking their best, schedule regular maintenance appointments with your nail technician to fill in any gaps, remove any lifting, and repair any damage.
  • Remove them properly: When you're ready to remove your nail extensions, have them removed by a professional to prevent damage to your natural nails. Avoid pulling or peeling them off, as this can cause significant damage to your natural nails.

Why do nails break?

Nails can break due to a variety of factors, including:

  • Trauma: Trauma to the nail, such as hitting it against a hard surface, can cause it to break or split.
  • Weakness: Weak or brittle nails are more prone to breaking, and this can be due to a variety of reasons, including nutritional deficiencies, aging, or medical conditions.
  • Dryness: Nails that are dry or dehydrated can become brittle and more likely to break.
  • Chemical exposure: Exposure to harsh chemicals, such as those found in cleaning products or nail polish remover, can weaken nails and cause them to break.
  • Fungal infections: Fungal infections can damage the nails, making them more prone to breakage.
  • Overuse of nail products: Overuse of nail products, such as nail polish or artificial nails, can weaken the nails and cause them to break.
  • Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as thyroid disease or psoriasis, can affect nail health and cause them to break more easily.

How long should your gelish nails last

Gelish nails can last up to three weeks or more, depending on various factors such as:

  • Nail preparation: Proper nail preparation is essential to ensure that the Gelish adheres well to the nail and lasts longer. The nail should be free of oil, dirt, and debris before the Gelish is applied.
  • Application technique: The Gelish should be applied evenly and thinly, without any bubbles or lumps, to ensure it lasts longer.
  • Nail care: Good nail care practices, such as using cuticle oil, keeping nails clean and dry, and avoiding harsh chemicals, can help prolong the life of the Gelish.
  • Nail growth: As your natural nails grow, the Gelish may start to lift or become uneven, affecting its lifespan.

Overall, Gelish nails can last up to three weeks or more with proper nail care, but it may require touch-ups or maintenance appointments to keep them looking their best.

It is best to make a new booking appointment  at 3-4 week intervals.

Lulu Beauty Studio for Beautiful Nails

We aim to provide our clients with quality nails. As professional nail techs we stand by our workmanship and will repair any defect that is reported to us within 72 hours of treatment. 

If you do damage your nails we can also touch up or do minor repairs at a reduced cost. 

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