Are nails biodegradable

You should know that:

File natural nails correctly:

Do you have cracked and soft nails and do not want any modeling? Then it's best to keep the nails short. Please never shorten your nails with scissors or nail clippers, as this will damage the structure of the nail, which in turn leads to cracked nails. The best way to shorten the nails is to use a nail file by moving the file in one direction. Moving back and forth also leads to cracked nails. So that the nail tip is not rough afterwards, you can smooth the nail tip with a buffer.

How to take care of your hands properly:

Why caring for your hands is important:

Most people have dry and cracked hands, and often also brittle and dry nails. With the right and regular care, this can be remedied very quickly. You will see how much you like to point your fingers, because the hands are our calling card.

To keep your hands beautiful, you should apply a good hand cream 1-2 times a day.

However, the following ingredients should not be included:

Glycerin (glycerol) This ingredient means that the fats are better absorbed, but glycerine also removes moisture, which can then be harmful as the hands lose their elasticity and moisture as a result.

Parabens (preservatives) inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi, but 2% of the population are allergic to it.

Silicones do not make a cream valuable, they are not harmful to humans, but they also have no caring effect, and they also pollute nature because they are not biodegradable.

Paraffins, ensure a smooth application, but cheap mineral oil lays down on the skin, the skin becomes impermeable to air and can no longer breathe, so you have the feeling of having to use creams over and over again. Coconut oil and beeswax are the alternative here.

I recommend you for example. the products of Martina Gebhardt Hand and Nail

So that not only the hands are beautiful but also the nails, I recommend a good nail oil

Brittle and cracking nail beds will soon be a thing of the past (with regular use), because nail oil softens the cuticle and is therefore well protected from cracks. To prevent your natural nails from drying out, the nail oil should also be distributed under the nail.

(Please do not use nail oil the day before modeling, this can lead to adhesion problems.)


The nails in winter

In winter, nail salons always struggle a little more with lifts than at other times of the year.
Is there a connection with the typical cold weather in winter?
Absolutely yes.
Changes in temperature cause a change in the dimensions of a fabric, i.e. it expands or contracts, depending on the situation.
In physical terms, one speaks of the coefficient of thermal expansion, as different substances do not behave in the same way, but rather completely different.
A behavior that we women already know from the kitchen, for example with kettles. Here, a metal strip is used as a thermal switch, which consists of two different metals, which is why one speaks of a so-called bi-metal.
When heated, these two metals expand to different degrees, causing the metal strip to bend and break contact, usually at the point when the water is boiling.
With the nails it is the same principle, different materials (artificial and natural nail) that contract differently in the cold.
Abrupt temperature changes are particularly problematic when one comes out of the warm, heated room into the cold winter air, where practically temperature gradients of more than 30 ° C occur.
A second effect comes into play here, natural and artificial nails not only contract to different degrees, but also to different speeds.
The natural nail reacts to such large temperature differences much faster than the artificial nail, which creates very high tension forces that ultimately lead to lifts.
Therefore, in winter when there are large temperature differences, only wear gloves for short stays outside Source: Tailored Nails

Gel or acrylic

Gel and acrylic (powder - liquid system) only differ in their form, both are acrylates!

The gel system is made up of oligomers, which are put together in your recipe in such a way that they only cure under UV or LED.

In the powder-liquid system, the recipe consists of powder (polymer) and liquid monomer) both may only be brought together shortly before use, as the hardening process starts immediately, namely in the air (air-hardening)

You can also find both systems in dental technology! The statement acrylic is more harmful than gel, so only applies to those who have no idea.

Do the nails need a break in modeling?

Since fingernails do not have to breathe, it is up to you whether you take a break or not. This is not necessary. The fingernail consists of several layers of keratin; in contact with air, the hardening of the layer of keratin is accelerated. This is why it takes a few days after the modeling has been removed for the natural nail to regain its original hardness.



How important is nail oil?

The nails consist of many pressed together, dead keratin layers.

Contact with water (bathing, showering, washing hair, rinsing, etc.) causes these keratin layers to swell up again and again, which makes our nails brittle and brittle. There may also be problems with adhesion when modeling, as the nails are too “damp”. If we now care for the nails with nail oil every day, preferably before going to sleep, the water can no longer penetrate the nail, the nails are thus protected. We know that when we mix water and oil, the oil separates from the water. The cuticle becomes softer, no longer tears and looks much more well-groomed. The nail plate becomes more flexible and a model is more beautiful for longer. It is important that the nail oil is free of mineral oil and glycerine.