NWR, Which Manicure Type Damages Nails the Least?

posted 1 year ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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peachykeener :  I would suggest just regular manicures, if you use nailtiques (nail strengthener) your nails will get stronger, I swear by the stuff.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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peachykeener :  take a multi vitamin with biotin in it. My nails used to constantly crack, bend and peel and now they are super strong. Obviously that won’t help immediately, but it will make a huge difference long term

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Dip nails aren’t sanitary at salons. I’ve read one too many horror stories about nail fungus. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I’m team dip, my nails have never been longer or looked better. I disagree that it’s somehow more unsanitary to dip your nails than it is to reuse the same polish brush on however many people. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I use to go to the nail salon and get dip. I never had any problems with fungus. I had my nails done for years. I got to the point where I got tired of paying 60 dollars plus tip every three weeks. So I decided to buy everything  I needed to start doing them at home and it has worked for me.It has saved me so much money 😊.  Here are a few pictures

 

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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buzzerbeater :  I’ve had a technician dip my finger while my nail bed was bleeding and after that it’s a hard no from me.

I have actually purchased the dip powder to do it at home because I love dip so much (haven’t had it done in a while because of said incident) and I miss it. Dip is by far the best.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

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peachykeener :  shoot, that I do not know bc I do not shop there. They have it at target and amazon for sure 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

If you’re worried about damage, don’t do dip powder! They sand your nails down, and they definitely wreck your nails if you get them done for awhile. It’s a shame, because I loved them, but after a couple of months, I had them taken off after my wedding in mid-August. As they’ve grown out, I can literally see the sanded down/damaged area growing out. I still have a cm or so on a couple of nails where it isn’t fully recovered/grown out.

So, that being said, my advice is to just paint your nails yourself. Super cheap, very easy, no damage. If you get decent polish and use a top coat, you should only have to do them once every 4-5 days. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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owls :  I second that! I got my own kit and do them at home and actually enjoy doing it. Plus I can change my color more often if I want without spending a ton of money on fingernails 🤷🏼‍♀️ If getting DIP manicures is damaging your nails then the person doing them is the problem, not the powder.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

In my opinion shellac is better than dip and still has decent durability. I do my own nails at home most of the time at home, but at the salon I will ask them to not dremel or use any machine on my nails. My nails are thin as is, and when they do that they get paper thin and painful. I did dip nails for my wedding and a couple other times to keep giving them a shot, and they DESTROYED my nails every time. The durability is amazing but not worth the risk in my case

Post # 15
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Busy bee

My advice if you go the LCN route is make sure you ask for pics of their work on other clients. It’s expensive but worth it. I’ve been getting LCN since 2002.  I get Opaque top coat so it’s not too pink. 

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