Regularly in the cosmetic market there are new products for the care of our skin, hair and nails. Shellac gel polish is one of the latest such novelties, it combines all the best from professional gel for building and strengthening nails and the highest quality varnish, which in turn has all the necessary qualities - durability, shine, ease of application and a large selection of palette .
But often, when girls are offered such a service in the salon, they get a little lost in thought, and is it worth it to agree to such an unknown procedure? What are the pros and cons of waiting for you with shellac nails?
Advantages of shellac nails
- Shellac is a caring and gentle varnish. Shellac is produced under the label "3 free", and this means the absence in its composition of harmful ingredients - toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde and various resins. Shellac has all the properties of the gel and makes the nail after painting more durable and resistant to mechanical stress, and during application you can do without washing down the nail, as in the case of applying professional gel for nails, you should first simply treat the nail plate with a dehydrator. This is another huge plus of shellac - you can not disturb the natural surface of the nail when it is covered with gel, but instead only strengthen it. Moreover, shellac has hypoallergenic properties and is suitable for even the most sensitive nails.
- Ease of application. We are accustomed to applying professional gels to the nail plate with a small spatula from a jar, such application requires experience and perseverance, but the gel can be applied using a flat brush from a traditional nail bottle just like an ordinary nail polish. Shellac lacquer should be dried in an ultraviolet lamp and after drying it will not be smeared if you compare it with ordinary varnish. Apply shellac in about thirty minutes. It is also not difficult to remove it, for this use a tool for removing artificial nails and again, if you compare shellac with the procedure of extended nails, when removing it, nail files that destroy the structure of the nail are not used. If you apply a means for removing nails covered with shellac, then after ten minutes it can be removed with a nail stick. And if you do not have a means for removing artificial nails at hand, you can use a regular varnish with acetone.
- Varnish Shellac - very resistant. Having painted the nails with such a varnish, you can forget about the manicure for two weeks, depending on the speed of regrowth of the nail plate. Shellac is quite strong and firmly attached to the nail plate, and the gel is resistant to stress, thus avoiding cracks and splits on the floor.
- Shellac is presented in a large color palette of 12 colors. You can choose a brighter shade as well as a delicate pastel color.
Cons of shellac nails
Such lacquer-gel has very few minuses, since it was created by a special careful formula. It is possible to distinguish from the minuses the impossibility of applying a picture or design to such a varnish, but it is quite possible to make a french on shellac. Also, the disadvantages include the fact that the coating of nails with shellac is somewhat more expensive than regular manicure, but the difference is not significant. If you wish, you can make shellac coating yourself, and you only pay for the cost of such a lacquer, which costs not much more than a good lacquer.
Who is suitable for shellac nails?
If your nails are fragile, fragile and naturally weak, then shellac nails are what you need. The gel will protect your nails from aggressive environmental influences and make the nail plate more durable. Shellac contains many useful substances that care for the nails. The shellac coating is absolutely harmless to the body and therefore it can be used even for pregnant women. But if your nails are now suffering from a fungal disease, you must first cure the disease, and only then apply shellac coating.
It is possible to cover with shellac not only the nails on the hands, but also on the legs, which is very convenient, because the toenails grow more slowly and it is necessary to cover them with varnish no more than 2 times a month.
If you go on vacation, then shellac nails are the most reasonable option for manicuring your nails, since you do not have to update it every few days.
How to remove shellac at home?
As mentioned above, shellac can be removed with a special liquid or nail polish remover containing acetone. To begin, prepare your nails for the removal of gel polish, file the top layer of varnish with a little nail file, but do not reach the surface of the nail plate. Prepare cotton pads and cut them into four pieces, as well as take the foil, pre-cut into squares. Take the composition to remove the liquid, moisten it in a fleece and attach to the nail plate. Each nail moistened with a cotton wool in a solution, wrap with foil, and so leave the nails for 15 minutes. Then remove the foil, and remove the remains of shellac with a stick. At the end, treat the nails with a buff, make the nails smooth and even with a polishing file and finally finish with a clear varnish.
Recently, shellac lacquer has become increasingly popular and is used both in beauty salons and at home. You can buy such a varnish in almost any beauty salon and check its quality!