What is the difference between Acrylic, Gel and Polygel Nails?
Welcome back to another blog post. Getting your nails done these days can sometime feel like going to the supermarket. There just too many choice and million ways to get it done. Today, lets talk about the pros and cons of the 3 most popular method of getting your nails done. These 3 methods are Acrylic, Gel and Polygel nails.
What Are Acrylic Nails?
Acrylics are a combination of a liquid monomer and a powder polymer that form a paste that is bonded to the natural nail. It's then given the desired shape, where it hardens in place to add strength, length, and thickness to the nail.
What Are Gel Nails?
Gel nails are applied just like regular nail polish as they are not an extension of natural nails. Unlike regular nail polish, gel nails required a UV/LED Lamp to make it work. and It can last way longer than regular nail polish. The result is very smooth and glossy and chip-free. However, they do have some negative effects. Gel nails are difficult to remove compares to regular nail polish. The removal process is a bit difficult if you are a first time user that it involves soaking your nails with acetone and buffing off the polish after it has been softening. It might make your nails weak and dry. We highly recommend moisturizing your nails after removing your gel nails.
What are Polygel Nails?
Polygel nails are branding new ways of creating your nail extensions. It fits in between the previous two styles. Polygel is essentially the secret child of acrylic and gel. It has all the good benefits of acrylic and gel but no negative bad stuff like (the bad smells of monomer, damaging your nails, and more). Polygel can be applied in so many different ways like an overlay over your natural nails, or as nail enhancement and nail extension. It is still required to cure UV/LED light to make it work. It is a lot lighter than acrylic and gel nails. it also has an odorless fragrance which is greater for people sensitive to the chemical smell. Removing poly gel is just as simple as removing the acrylic. they are almost the same. You just file them down with an electric nail file or hand file them down and then soak off the rest with a acetone like you remove gel nail polish.
So there you have it, everything you need to know about all the different manicures available! Try out our Polygel Kit Series to get your perfect nails done at the confirm of your home!