HELP - acrylic nails have killed my nails!

(4 Posts)
tassisssss Wed 13-Jan-16 19:20:27

They were so pretty all red and long and glittery. I loved them for 3 weeks, wanted them off for 2 days but was not prepared for them to be filed off and my nails to be all weak and dead looking now, eeek!

Can someone recommend me a product please?

Noidea1 Wed 13-Jan-16 19:33:20

I'm a nail tech, they should not have been filed off! Avoid that salon definitely in future. I'd recommend cuticle oil or even olive oil etc.. Or a really thick handcream use it often and keep your nails filed short for now

tassisssss Wed 13-Jan-16 21:13:33

That's interesting Noidea, thanks for replying. I was a little surprised at the filing (with an electric thingy and then soaked and then another layer off, was a bit brutal TBH). I was an acrylic virgin so clueless. Was a cheap and cheerful nail bar and I'd really liked them but they really are a mess now. I've been using hand cream.

How should they be removed out of interest?

HorsesDogsNails Wed 13-Jan-16 21:23:43

They should be thinned out then soaked in acetone. I soak a cotton will ball in acetone and wrap with foil for my clients rather than soak in a bowl, it's less drying on the skin. I then wait until the product has broken down and can be rubbed off the nail then I tidy up cuticles and then oil to rehydrate.

There is a relatively new product called IBX which is a nail strengthening treatment. It is a salon treatment but is truly brilliant for repairing damaged nails.

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