The Pros And Cons Of Dip On Nails
Although gel and acrylic manicures have long been the most popular way to keep your nails in good shape, the dip powder nails trend is bound to take its place, or at the very least become a favored option for people who require longer-lasting manicures.
It’s an option that’s been around for a long time but is only now becoming a viable option for everyone. They can be done at home or by professionals, and there are numerous benefits and drawbacks to consider. Before diving into the pros and cons, it is essential to know how it is done.
What is the process?
Applying a base bonding solution to neatly groomed nails is the first step (i.e. polished and trimmed with cuticles tidied up and surfaces smoothed). After that, each finger is immersed in clear nail powder, and the bonding adhesive and powder process is repeated, but this time with the addition of colour if desired.
Whether the tips are utilized or the natural nail is treated, up to five coats can be applied before the curing and finishing stages are completed. The nails are sealed, buffed, and maybe given another coat of sealer if the brand allows it.
What are the pros?
- It is less messy because the dipping process ensures that much time won’t be spent trying to tidy up with swabs and pads.
- It is odour free as the ingredients employed are similar to conventional items, however, the powders are completely odourless. The thought of an odour-free experience, whether at home or in a salon, may be part of the attraction.
- It takes less time. Though some procedures may take longer, the dip powder nails do not take a long time to complete and may often be done in much less time than regular acrylics.
- It is well established that any exposure to UV rays can create cellular malfunctions, which can lead to skin cancer. If you are concerned about UV exposure, you should opt for dip powder nails.
- Because the powder grains are so small, the dip powder colours are much more brilliant and dynamic than typical gels and acrylic nails.
Generally, it appears that there are no good reasons to avoid using dip powder kits or treatments. However, as you are well aware, there are always a few drawbacks to consider with any beauty product.
This brings us to the cons of Dip on nails.
- The technique required to remove the dip powder coatings is one of the most important concerns. This treatment is time-consuming and cannot be rushed, and while it should not injure the nails, there is a risk of injury if steps are skipped, to take shortcuts, or rush the process in any way.
- Dip powder manicures are quite more expensive compared to regular acrylic nails
- Another major drawback with this treatment is how unsanitary it may be. If you’re getting them done at a salon, ask if it’ll be a powder dip or if the manicurist will apply the powders with a brush. What difference does it make? When multiple people dip their fingernails into the same colour pots, the risk of germs is extremely high. Instead, always deal with a salon that uses disposable or single-use plates to pour small amounts of the powder. This prevents the transmission of microorganisms.
Before we wrap up this piece, we should probably weigh in on the controversy about whether it is a healthier alternative to gels or acrylics. The basic truth is that it is neither less nor more healthy. The advantages and disadvantages explain why this is the case.
However, you may save this option for special occasions or times when you need good-looking nails with considerably stronger and more resilient coatings. The treatments make your nails stronger, but if they’re removed incorrectly, they can have a few drawbacks. So, if you wish to try them, contact a professional who can both apply and remove them properly.
You can trust us at The Nail Boutique to give you the best Dip-on while handling your nails with utmost care and professionalism.