Benefits of Shellac Nails
For many years, acrylic nails were the go-to way for women
to beautify their nails. Although
acrylic nails can lengthen and improve the look of your nails, they are
terrible for your natural nails. Before they can be applied, your nails must be
filed down. The gel that is applied eventually hardens and forms a fake nail. With
repeated applications, acrylic nails can strip your natural nails and damage
them. In recent years, however, Creative Nail Design introduced Shellac nail polish,
which is an excellent alternative to acrylics.
Shellac is similar to regular nail polish. It hardens over
your natural nails, but the main difference between shellac and natural nail
polish is its durability. Shellac is much harder and more durable than
traditional nail polish. The procedure is a bit different than an ordinary
Each layer dries under a UV lamp. It takes approximately 30
minutes to complete a Shellac manicure.
Let’s take a look at some of the other benefits of Shellac
With regular nail polish, – and even acrylic nails – the
polish tends to chip away and fade quickly. In fact, it’s not uncommon to see
chipping after just the first day after having a manicure. With Shellac nails,
you never have to worry about chipping.
Typically, Shellac polish lasts 14 days. Because of its hard,
durable surface, your nails will look just as they did the day you had them
done for 14 days. The only reason Shellac nails do not last longer than 14 days
is because your natural nail begins to grow back.
As an added bonus, Shellac nails dry quickly. Traditional
nail polish dries and sets through evaporation, but Shellac nails set when
exposed to UV rays. This means that your nails are completely dry by the time
you leave the salon.
Acrylic nails and even regular nail polish can be damaging
to your nails. Shellac nails are not damaging to the nail bed. There is no gel,
no drilling and no filing involved. The polish can be removed quickly and will
cause no damage to your nails in the process. You can rest assured that you are
making a healthier choice for your nails by choosing Shellac.
Shellac polish is designed for women that are looking to
enhance their own nails. The polish is placed over your own natural nails,
which makes this manicure more comfortable than acrylics. There is no need to
worry about fake acrylic nails breaking off or becoming loose. Shellac nails
are far more comfortable and easy to wear.
With acrylic nails, it can be difficult to play sports or
even type on a keyboard. Shellac nails eliminate this inconvenience because the
polish is applied to your own nails. Because of its thick, hardened surface,
Shellac nails look just as beautiful as acrylic nails.
Keep in mind, however, that Shellac nails will not add
length to your natural nails. If you are looking to have longer nails, you will
still need to stick with acrylic or grow your own nails out. Because Shellac
creates a hardened surface, you may find it easier to grow your own nails as
they are far less likely to break.
A Beautiful Look
Shellac nails have a natural high gloss shine that looks
stunning in any light. Because Shellac is so durable, this glossy look never
fades away, and chipping is never experienced. Chipping and fading are two of
the biggest frustrations that most women experience when getting a traditional
manicure. A Shellac manicure may cost more than a traditional manicure, but the
polish’s high durability and resistance to chipping make it well worth the
Shellac polish is also odorless and will not yellow your
natural nails. Even after having several treatments, you can have the polish
removed in minutes and still enjoy having naturally beautiful and healthy nails.
Easy to Remove
Shellac nail polish takes just minutes to remove, unlike
acrylic nails. While you can remove the polish at home, it is far more convenient
to have it done at the salon. To remove Shellac polish, 100 percent acetone
must be used.
Although Shellac nail polish is relatively new to the
market, it has definitely revolutionized the nail industry. No longer do you
have to waste money on manicures only to have your polish chip and fade away in
just two to three days. With Shellac nails, you can enjoy beautifully manicured
nails for 14 straight days without needing touch ups or re-applications. Although
Shellac manicures cost more initially, they are far less expensive to maintain
and will not cause damage to your nails. This means that you can enjoy a
guilt-free, glossy manicure for an entire two weeks.