Can’t stand the cracking, splitting and breaking any longer? It could be time to try on some fake nails for size
Artificial nails (fake nails) are a good option if you bite your nails or have trouble growing them. Some women try fake ones strictly to kick their habit, while others simply want beautiful, low maintenance nails that can endure the wear and tear of daily tasks.
If applied and removed correctly, artificial nails (fake nails) will do little damage to your natural nails, but they won’t make them healthier. Nail expert Deborah Lippmann, says: ‘Applying artificial nails is like colouring your hair – once you start, it can be a lifetime commitment. When you stop, your nails will look the same as before, just as your hair will go back to its normal shade if you stop colouring it.’
Artificial nails (fake Nails) aren’t like a regular manicure that you get occasionally. As Lippman explains, ‘You need to have the artificial ones touched up every few weeks to prevent nail lift-off.’ This occurs when the nail glue weakens and the artificial nails peel off from your natural nails. There is another reason to see your manicurist regularly: if water gets trapped under your fake nails, your real nails can develop a fungal infection and turn green. You’ll also need regular manicurist appointments to fill in the artificial nails as they grow out with your natural ones. If you want to have them taken off, the safest, easiest way is to go to the salon, have them soaked and then gently removed by a manicurist.
Although artificial nails “fake nails” vary there is no ‘best’ type. Talk to your manicurist to find out what type he or she prefers, or find someone who’s an expert in applying the type of nail you want. Here are the most common types.
In this process, acrylic, gel or fibreglass is applied to your natural nails, and the material is lengthened and sculpted over small pieces of metal or foil. Alternatively, a plastic nail tip can be applied with glue, then gel, fibreglass, silk or acrylic can be laid over the entire nail. As the natural nail grows out, your manicurist will fill in the base and file down the artificial tip. Eventually, you will end up with just the overlay on your natural nail.
Natural Nail Care Expert
Nails are actually that part of the body that receives their blood supply after all the organs have got it. Hence, nail problems, are a signal, that there is some kind of deficiency in the body. This depends on how you take care of your nails.
Human Nails do not have any color, i.e. they are transparent, and they appear pinkish only because of the blood and blood vessels underneath them. The moon shaped part on the nail is called the lumula and “matrix” is the name given to nail tissues. The nails are attached to the nail bed, which is the surface beneath the nails. The matrix is so attached to the nail bed, in order to prevent any external infections from entering the body via the nails. This is why, many fear Manicures for nail care, as they might cut a portion of the cuticle, and hence make the nail vulnerable to infections.
Many nail care experts advise against using nail hardeners, and nail, as these products have to be ultimately removed via clear nail polishes, which contain harmful chemicals that can damage the texture of your nails to a great extent. Natural beauty of the nail is lost, and the vitamins and calcium content is also reduced. Hence it is advisable to use herbal medicines and oils such as primrose or almonds as cleansers to maintain the moisture content of the nails.
Rose Hip Oil massage can be beneficial for nails also. This oil is made of prostaglandins, that strengthen the nail cell, i.e. the matrix, and increases circulation of blood and stimulates growth. The fatty acids provide moisture and the vitamin C present in the oil helps to prevent bacterial growth. Keep the nails for a log time can also harm the nails, and the nails tend to become fragile, if kept in water for a log period of time.