SOME RULES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN DOLLS’, BUT NOT THESE ONES.
FOLLOW THESE SO YOUR NEW CLAWS STAY FLAWLESS.
Wear rubber gloves when washing up or cleaning. Nails are porous, so submerging them into water will cause them to swell out when in contact and shrink back down when dried out. This movement of the nail plate will, of course, cause separation between itself and the coating, appearing as if the coating is ‘peeling’ or ‘falling’ off of the natural nail.
Avoid using products that contain lanolin, mineral oil, petroleum jelly & essential oils (found in creams such as Sudocrem, E45, Vaseline, suncreams, hand creams & skincare to name a few!). These react with the nail coatings, causing them to lift from the nail plate or in some cases, eat away the product. Keep your creams away from your nails, use cotton pads or gloves if possible, the palms of your hands rather than fingertips and wash hands thoroughly after use!
Solar Oil daily, at least once. Twice and you’re winning. There is no such thing as over-using Solar Oil!
Be careful when going swimming, relaxing in a hot tub or taking hot baths. Soaking in water, especially water containing chemicals, will separate the nail plate and the coating as we read before!
Watch out for staining! Fake tans, makeup, purple hair shampoo, spices such as tumeric, clothing dye can affect the nails due to them being porous, so watch out for these and keep them away from your beaut new colour!
Keep up to your maintenance! We recommend you maintain your nails every 2-3 weeks. Any longer than this can be detrimental to your natural nail health, as after this period, the product will begin to breakdown and the shift in weight due to growth will put pressure on the new nail growing through.
Ensure your nail coatings are removed correctly. Incorrect removal of nail products can cause irreversible damage to the natural nail, which we do not want! This can also cause problems for future nail appointments, as the product cannot hold onto the nail plate correctly, therefore meaning premature breakdown of your fresh set.