I have repeatedly made myself gel nail. But no matter how much I wanted, after some time my nails had to be removed.
Why is it necessary to remove the extended nails?
Some believe that under the gel with the nail plate, nothing terrible happens. In fact, it simply does not have time to develop as it should be, only protruding from under the cuticle, the plate is subjected to rough treatment and covered with gel. It does not receive oxygen and moisture from the outside, and very quickly wears out.
In me, for example, even the extended nails were sometimes not long, because the free edge of the nail crumbled under the gel. This, by the way, is the first sign that it is time to remove the gel layer.
The master announced that we would not make the correction next time, suggested removing the gel and giving the nails proper nutrition, hydration and strengthening.
2 ways to part with the gel layer
When I removed my nails for the first time, I trusted completely to the master and paid decent money. But she found out that this procedure was completely harmless; the main thing is not to cut along with the gel and so thin nail plate.
And the second time with a clear conscience decided to do the removal itself. It lasted a little longer than in the cabin, but I managed to save a tidy sum.
Removing extended nails at home
For the procedure I needed a file with a rough abrasive. That she – the nail of the program. Large grains perfectly cling to the gel, do not slip and finely crumble the artificial layer.
When the main thickness of the extension nail was removed, I took a file with a fine abrasive. And already more closely, looking closely, carefully began to file a thin layer of the remaining gel. At this stage, I tried not to hurt and not to touch the nail plate.
If suddenly you notice that red spots appeared on the nail, it means that you are not sawing a gel, but a natural nail. As long as the plate is under the gel, the color of the nail does not change.
When the gel was practically removed and only spots were left on the nail plate, I took a buff (polishing file) and cleaned them completely.
Do not worry that you leave on the nails the remnants of the gel. When you cover your nails with a degreasing agent, these places will differ in color. You will find them and be able to cut them. Secondly, when you cover your nails with a layer of firming varnish, the specks (gel residues) will also stand out on the flat surface of the nail, and you can safely remove them.
When my nails were completely cleansed of gel, I washed off the dust, dried them thoroughly and covered them with a large layer of cream. The first few days it was a pity to load the plate with reinforcing means. I wanted to nourish and moisten it for a start.
A little bath, lotions, oils, herbs – and after a week marigolds look very different!
Here, after that, you can apply and strengthens transparent varnish.
As soon as the plate grows together once (that is, the layer that was under the gel is updated), nail extension can be continued.
Did you remove your nails at home?