As females, we have an undeniable need to feel attractive and beautiful and what way can you feel more beautiful than after having your nails done? The majority of us have been there, when the salon door opens and the scent of nail polish with remover wafts out. The display of tiny colored bottles and nail designs can be alluring, but there are various drawbacks that you need to take into account before using this service. We will go over some of the pros and cons to using acrylic nail designs.
By far one of the greatest benefits is the acrylic nail’s level of durability. When the acrylic has dried, the nails are a force to be reckoned with. Ranging from mail packaging to soda cans, sharpened objects can damage the secondary item and barely leave a scratch on the nail itself.
Due to the versatility of these types of nails, it is possible to “switch it up” and attempt different designs with each session. A nail junkie can enjoy herself (or himself) with different shapes ranging from almond or square to round and back again.
These artificial nails allow the user to release their creative side and express themselves in any way they desire. There is no limit to what can be created with some designs being outrageously long with neon bright colors.
Although these nails are artificial, if they are applied correctly it is almost impossible to tell that they are not natural. They are customizable and when filed down to the correct thickness and width, they can be the same size and length as a person’s natural nail.
A problem most people have with natural nails is the issue of uniformity. Some nails grow differently from others and it can’t be avoided. However, acrylics can help you attain the consistency and uniformity desired. Moreover, no one will be the wiser to any changes unless they are informed by the user.
#1: The Chemical Odor
It is essential for technicians at nail salons to wear masks as they are working with chemicals throughout the day. If people need to wear masks to avoid inhaling chemicals, one can only image what the chemicals are doing to their nails! Moreover, some women report finding the smell of the acrylic glue unbearable and often have headaches or could even faint because of the harsh smell.
#2: Constant Maintenance
Having your nails done can be an effort and costly affair, and this is particularly true for people whose nails grow quickly. If opting for the acrylic type of nails, it is recommended that you have a “manicure fund” on hand for the constant maintenance.
#3: Natural Nails Will Suffer
When placing acrylic atop the natural nail bed, there is little room for natural nail growth. While the acrylic can protect the natural nails and help them grow beneath the acrylic, the natural nail will become thin and easily breaks because of the chemicals in the acrylic glue.
It’s up to you to decide if you wish to use artificial nails. There are many pros and your nails could be looking beautiful and unique in very little time.