Nail Aftercare

Nail care is so important regardless of whether you wear products on your nails or not. Our hands and nails are exposed to so much on a daily basis that regular use of cuticle oil is advised regardless or wearing products or not. If you do choose to wear products on your nails, bear in mind that we are applying chemicals to your nails, chemicals are drying to the human body. dryness of nails causes them to become brittle and prone to breaking chipping and lifting as they lose their flexibility and can pull away from product.

 

By applying cuticle oil ideally twice a day you help keep the products supple, which means they keep their flexibility and longevity. A good cuticle oil will help hydrate and moisturize the skin, condition the nail products but also your natural nails.

Nail products are strong but put under constant pressure will eventually lift especially if you are not using cuticle oil, be careful of the pressure and knocking your nails, as this can cause them to break or rip off your natural nail.

The best way I describe this is getting your hair coloured/bleached. You wouldn't NOT use hair conditioner and treatments in between trips to the hairdressers, nails are exactly the same, you must follow aftercare to look after them and keep them in good condition. Like anything in life, if you do not look after something it will NOT last. nails need aftercare! 

  • Apply cuticle oil at least twice a day, if you wash your hands a lot increase your cuticle oil application to compensate for this, water is very drying to the nails, ensure you are fully drying your hands and nails after washing.

  • Wear gloves when washing up, dusting, gardening, applying chemical tan or hair dye. Excessive exposure to water or chemicals will damage your nails and any embellishments. Ensure you are fully drying your hands and nails each time you wash your hands.

  • Allow yourself time to become accustomed to your new nails. Simple tasks such as doing up buttons, using your mobile phone or flushing the toilet may be difficult at first. Give yourself 2/3 days to adjust to your new nail length.

  • Do not file the surface of the acrylic/gel nails. This will damage the structure and may lead to chips or cracks.

  • Do not bite, pick or fiddle at nail products nail, as you could cause it to lift or break and damage your natural nail in the process. PEOPLE CAUSE DAMAGE TO NAILS, NOT PRODUCTS.

  • If you experience any lifting or breaking, come see us for a repair immediately and do NOT attempt DIY repairs. Lifted nails are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria.

  • If you decide to remove your nail products, please do not attempt to take them off yourself. Come in and have them soaked off gently. Prying the gels, acrylics, dip off, will cause significant damage to your natural nail, and in some cases, you could pull your nail off with it.

  • Have your nail treatments maintained/refilled every 2-3 weeks. This is imperative to the upkeep of the nails. Or come have them removed properly if you do not wish to upkeep them. PEOPLE CAUSE DAMAGE TO NAILS, NOT PRODUCTS.

  • Remember! Nails are jewels, NOT tools. We’ve all been guilty of using our nails to open things etc, but try not to. Using your nails as tools, will cause damage and breakages. excessive tapping is not good for them as it can lift the products. CUTICLE OIL!

  • Lastly, if at anytime you have any concerns about your nails, please contact us. We are here to support you after your service.

We guarantee our work for at least a week providing you are following your aftercare and looking after your nails, if you do experience any issues that are not from excessive pressure or rough handling, please contact us.

© 2016 by Lauren A Burton - The Nail LAB.