Shellac, the Power Polish from CND, has taken hair salons by storm! Clients are now turning their backs on the standard wet nail polishes and rather going with an expertly used UV polish.
This article will refer to CND Shellac in the most part, as that is the product I use expertly myself and am most familiar with. The concepts talked about here however will apply to the majority of gel polish ranges such as Gelish, Geleration, OPI Gel Color, Gelux etc.
Shellac is a terrific product that lasts well without chipping or peeling with normal wear and tear. While some explain it as armor for your nails it is necessary to remember that it isn’t really indestructible! In order for the polish to last the developed two weeks, or longer, you need to take care of your nails.
However it is not just about looking after your nails, the process begins much earlier than that – you need to make sure that you are getting both the product or services you are paying for. With the success of the two leading brand names – Shellac and Gelish, there are now phony and copycat products on the market. These are far inferior to the originals and may present a risk to your nails and even health.
When you show up for your manicure take a look at the items being utilized, are they initial CND/ Nail Harmony items? Many beauty salons now promote providing Shellac nails, however they are not utilizing CND Shellac – they might be using Blue-sky, CCO, CNF or another brand Shellac entirely. While these share the name and even the colors they are not CND Shellac and nor will they work as such. I understand technicians working to remove ‘Shellac’ polish from customers for over an hour since it wasn’t the initial item utilized.
Each nail system is created as that – a system of products to be used together for finest results. CND Shellac is such an item, and for a full service they must be using the following items:
CND Shellac Base Coat
CND Shellac Top Coat
CND Shellac Color Coat
CND UV Light
ScrubFresh is a blue option that is used on a cotton pad to cleanse and prepare the nail surface before the Skim coat to be used. After cuticle work has been done this is the only prep item that need to be used – a professional properly informed in the Shellac system need to never ever file the nail plate. They will submit the totally free edge to shape the nail, however not over the real nail plate itself.
Each phase of the process (base, color or top coat) are all treated with your hand inside a UV light. There are just 2 lights certified to deal with Shellac – the official CND Lamp or the old style CND Brisa lamp. If they are using an LED based lamp, one that doesn’t cure all five fingers, or most importantly does not say CND on it then the item might not be treated properly resulting in future problems. CND are very specific about the lamp use, and a lot of insurance provider need technicians to use the proposed system which will consist of the lamp.
After the visit now that you have extremely glossy black and gold nail designs, you need to take some care of them.
Shellac as an item does not damage or dehydrate your nails, however it is suggested that you utilize a nail and cuticle oil every day to assist nourish and safeguard your natural nails. Shellac is developed for usage with CND SolarOil, an extremely light synergistic blend of oils that absorb quickly into the skin. The oil also penetrates through the Shellac to assist keep the nail plate nurtured. I would recommend at least twice daily, more if you have dry or brittle nails.
We suggest wearing gloves when doing meals, household cleansing, gardening and other work that is hard on the hands or nails. Doing these example without protection might harm the surface or result.
If something you do does cause the Shellac to chip or lift please do not pick or pull the location as this will cause damage to get worse and might also damage the natural nail. The very best thing to do is take a picture and send it to your Salon for guidance.
You likewise need to understand how chemicals can impact your Shellac polish. Some clients when they go on vacation will complain that the polish has actually ‘melted’ on their nails. This is usually due to the sun block they are utilizing. A great deal of sun creams, lotions and sprays can consist of acetone – the item that is utilized to eliminate Shellac. The chemicals in some insect repellent sprays can also have a comparable impact. After applying such products make sure to instantly clean and dry your hands.
Chlorinated water can have a minor whitening effect on some colors, so again after swimming wash and completely dry your hands to prevent this.
With a little bit of care and attention you will probably discover that Shellac can last longer than the marketed two weeks, with lots of clients having it reapplied not because it is broken but due to the fact that it has actually started to grow out.