Maintaining Your Nails
Natural nails as well as nail enhancements (know as artificial nails) need a sufficient amount of maintenance between professional salon appointments.
Rely on professional treatments to start and help keep you on a program of proper nail care.
Rely on your physician for local diseases and injuries to your nails.
Keep your appointments for fill-ins on nail enhancements every 2–3 weeks, depending on your nail growth. This will keep your nails looking perfect and help to avoid problems.
After 3 weeks of growth, the tip of your enhancement will become heavy, with no support in the new growth area; you will have more chances to hurt your real nails.
Put cuticle oil on your cuticles and under free edge of your natural nails twice a day, especially in the evening before bed to keep your cuticles and nails moist. Apply lotion or cream to your hands over the cuticle oil. This
will help to prevent natural nails from splitting or enhancements from lifting, and your hands looking healthy and beautiful.
Avoid nail biting and thumb sucking, as you may cause lifelong damage to your nails.
If you wish to have your enhancements removed, consult with your nail technician, who has the proper tools and/or soaking products for safe removal. Never pry or pick them off.
Your nails are an enhancement to an already beautiful you; please treat them carefully and do not use them as kitchen or garden tools. They are Jewels not Tools!
To prevent yellowing, on natural nails, always use a base coat. To keep polish looking fresh, apply clear topcoat every 2 – 3 days. Always use non-acetone polish remover.
To guarantee success with nail enhancements or even if you were trying to grow your own, following these
helpful guidelines will help you avoid nail breakage problems:
a. Use your knuckles on elevator buttons.
b. Use the pads of your fingers to pick things up.
c. Use a knife to aid you when opening boxes or cartons.
d. Use the sides of your fingers to open car doors or drawers.
e. Never clip or cut your enhancements, instead use an emery board to change the length of your nails. Holding the file at an angle under the free edge only.
f. Use a toothpick, nail brush or an old tooth brush to clean under your nails after bathing or dishes. It is best to stay away from metal tools.
g. Be very careful when making beds and handling heavy wet bath towels.
h. Old bread clips make great scratching tools for those crusty pots and pans.
i. Keys, pens, or spoons are great for opening pop cans.
j. Scratch soap before putting on the gloves, to go out to the garden, it stops the dirt from getting in deep and easy to clean out after.
ENJOY YOUR NAILS!