Gel or Acrylic Nails, Which one is your Best Option?

In this post, we'll attempt to clarify some differences so you can make the best decision according to your needs.

Acrylic and gel nails look very similar to each other, but there are some differences to take into account. Usually, clients already know what kind of treatment of effect they are looking for. But some gel products could present a variety of problems in some cases.

  • Weak and dehydrated and Nails
  • Short nails

Well, first we must understand what acrylic and gel nails are. These are extensions that are placed over natural nails. Their objective is to strengthen the nails, design according to your size and style and ultimately, improve the image of your hands.

So, how do acrylic nails differ from gel nails? The difference is based on the application, materials, image and duration. They have different advantages and disadvantages.

Acrylic Nails

When compared to gel nails, the great difference comes from its manufacture. Acrylic nails are called an "unfinished" product because the extension must be done from a mixture of two products, acrylic powder and a liquid monomer, therefore it is not necessary to use a UV lamp for drying.

In addition to the application proses, they have other differences such as:

  • Easier Nail Repair.
  • Products have a stronger, invasive odor.
  • Nails tend to look les natural.
  • The removal process is faster.
Gel Nails

Gel nails are made with a finished product, which is why they have a higher cost than acrylic nails and drying must be done with a UV light.

Other differences that you must take into account when using this product are:

  • Product is usually odorless
  • look brighter and natural
  • they are less durable
  • Repair usually is complicated

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