Nailspa - Nails FAQ
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Nail aftercare / homecare
 
Natural nails
 
Nails of all types will benefit greatly by nail and cuticle oil being applied regularly.(Twice a day is ideal).We recommend OPI Pro Spa oil to condition nail and cuticle areas.
 
Apply two coats of nail strengthener weekly and top up every other day with one coat. Nail strengthener will work as base and top coat when applying colour as well. Remove with a gentle polish remover.
 
Always file nails from side to middle, never sawing back and forth, this can cause flaking. Use a gentle file, never a metal one, please ask for advice if you are unsure. The very best file for flaking, peeling nails is a crystal one, which for best results can be used wet.
 
Wear rubber gloves when using detergents and minimise the hands and nails exposure to these.
 
Have a regular manicure, once a month at least, to promote strong healthy nail growth and benefit from professional cuticle work, exfoliation and polish.
 
Gel polish

Nails of all types will benefit greatly by nail and cuticle oil being applied regularly.(Twice a day is ideal).We recommend OPI Pro Spa oil to condition nail and cuticle areas. This will also make your gel polish last longer and look better for a continued period of time.
 
Always file this type of nail rather than cutting them. You can polish over your gel polish if you wish. Use acetone free remover to take polish off when you are ready.
 
Wear rubber gloves when using detergents and minimise the hands and nails exposure to these.
 
Be sure to visit the salon again after 2-3 weeks if you want to maintain your gel polish look. Other wise return for a removal and mini manicure to ensure your nails are left in the best condition possible. Never pick or bite the gel off-this will cause damage to your natural nail.
 
For advice on removing the product yourself please ask, it can be messy and not entirely recommended that you try this yourself-but some times we know it`s necessary so will help if we can.
 
 
Artificial nails

(Acrylics,gels or silk wraps)
 
Nails of all types will benefit greatly by nail and cuticle oil being applied regularly.(Twice a day is ideal).We recommend OPI Pro Spa oil to condition nail and cuticle areas.
With this type of nail especially your maintenance appointments will be less frequent,you will get less damage and your own natural nail will be in better condition if you use oil.
 
Do not use nails as tools!
 
Use a good quality acetone free polish remover.
 
Attend regular infill appointments.
 
If there are signs of lifting and/or water getting under the nail please return to the salon for maintenance.
 
Repairs are available should you require it.
 
To add shine to your polish after time apply top coat if you wish.
 
Nail biters

Please see book a consultation for help and advice on maintaining your nails.
 
 
For more advice feel free to ask one of our experts.