Extension and gel coating of nails


To date, gel nail extension is a familiar procedure, perhaps, for most girls and women. The basis of this technology is a special material, which usually hardens under the influence of ultraviolet rays.

Extension and gel coating of nails

Gel nail polish evens out the surface of the nail, giving it a glossy sheen without irritating the cuticles and skin around the nail itself. They have their own shine, at the same time they are transparent, and their structure is very similar to the structure of a natural nail.

The process includes three stages, each of which is characterized by its functionality. In the first stage, the main layer is created, which is responsible for the safety of the nail in contact with an artificial substance.

The latter allows you to achieve better adhesion (i.e. adhesion). The second stage involves modeling nails. During the third stage, another coating layer is created, designed to strengthen the gel nails, protecting them from the harmful effects of environmental factors, giving them a perfectly smooth and shiny surface.

Thus, in a two-phase system, one component plays the role of adhesion, and the second is responsible for their strength. Gel nail polish can be used in both a two-phase and a single-phase system. Interestingly, in a single-phase system, acrylic is used as a universal material, which has at the same time the property of adhesion and strength.

There are several ways to grow. The most common are extensions on tips and forms. So let’s look at these two ways:

  1. Extension on tips is a technology for creating a manicure based on artificial plates. This option differs in its shape, size and color. Tips (as they are also called) are attached to the nail plates, after which they are covered with a gel. Thus, tips are part of your own nail. This method is suitable, perhaps, for everyone, including those whose own plates are very short.
  2. Building on forms is another kind of technology. In the process of this technology, special plates are also attached, on which the gel is later applied. The main advantage of this method is the naturalness of the manicure. The version made on the forms looks more natural. The design of gel nails (on tips or forms) can be very different, it all depends on your individual preferences.

Plate build-up algorithm

To build gel nails, you must follow four steps:

  1. The first stage includes preparation for further manicure: disinfection and cuticle removal). For better adhesion of the gel substance and the plate, the surface is usually ground, removing the fatty upper film.
  2. At the second stage, using a special brush, the gel is applied to the nail surface. At this stage, it is very important not to touch the gel with the skin, leaving half a millimeter between the substance and the skin. As soon as it is applied, drying is carried out immediately under an ultraviolet lamp. Drying usually takes a couple of minutes.
  3. At the third stage, the master gives the nail plate a certain shape and length. This happens only after the last layer of the gel has dried well.
  4. The fourth stage is the gel nail design.

How to correct correctly

Many girls and women are interested in the correction of gel nails. Let’s consider this question in more detail. In general, the correction of gel nails is a special procedure, the purpose of which is to restore the original appearance of the plate from its overgrown part. At the same time, the length, its stress zone are adjusted and the regrown part is covered with gel. In terms of time, the correction takes about 2 hours. This is influenced by the time of the last extension, the individual characteristics of the nails and, of course, their design.

To make a correction means to perform a procedure for filling the regrown part with a gel substance. Specialists form a slightly convex shape. The latter allows you to make the transition less noticeable. If the space between the gel nail and the regrown nail is not properly filled, infection may occur. Correction is performed once every two to three weeks.

Since the procedure does not involve changing the design of nails (you cannot change it to a jacket, glitter manicure, etc.), for this you will have to completely get rid of them. To carry out the removal procedure at home, you will need a bowl of acetone.

Before using it, protect the skin around the nails with Vaseline. Then soak a cotton swab in acetone and attach it to the plate, wrapping it with a strip of aluminum foil. Leave the plates in this position in acetone for approximately 30 minutes. After a while, remove the foil and cotton. You will immediately see how the gel literally disappears before your eyes.

After that, it will be necessary to nourish the nails, removing all the roughness from the plates with the help of a buff. It is best to moisturize them with cosmetic milk or lotion.

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