Advanced search

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.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now