Gel nail polishes create a very sturdy protection compared to other polishes and hardly ever chip off. These new gel polishes are not exactly uv gel nails and not exactly nail polish, they are kind of a hybrid between the two. Shellac is one brand name and Geleration is another. Applying a gel polish properly requires using an ultraviolet or UV light to cure every single layer. These hybrid gel polishes are great to ease a client into the idea of uv gel and the benefits provided. If one wants to remove the polish, a polish remover is needed and one must soak it there for quite a few minutes in order to take it off. I believe this is one of the greatest draw backs of the gel polishes, but the benefits are many.
There are a few other disadvantages to gel nail polish. They are high-priced compared to a regular manicure, because the cost of the gel polish and the UV lamp have to be considered. They are not as sturdy as a full gel nail tip, or an acrylic for that matter. they do however last for 2 to 3 weeks without chipping. If your client gets tired of the color, they can also be painted over with regular polish. This really helps to offset the cost of the gel polish manicure, because a manicure is not needed as often. Sometimes, they do fail one's expectations. The application and removal should be done by professionals. One can do it on their own but be sure that one is full of the proper knowledge in applying gel polishes. When the nails split or break, they have the tendency to blow apart. Due to this, one cannot fix it alone. One will be forced to go to a salon and have it fixed there or replaced.
Just like any other artificial nails, most especially the acrylic nails, there is a peril and a chance to develop and catch a fungal infection after and during the application procedures. So, it is important to clean one's cuticles, and the nail bed. Better to use alcohol or disinfectant before the application of the artificial nails. Taking care of the nails is a must. As well as taking care of one's fake nails is extremely vital. Be sure to moisturize the cuticles once in a while and get the nails filed often. Proper maintenance is necessary.
There are also advantages in choosing gel nails from acrylic artificial nails. One of the considerable advantages of having gel nail polish is that they look just like the natural nails. Those gel nails appear to be thin and with a glossy look. The special glue used to let it stick onto the nails is absolutely odorless that's why it is safe for everyone.