Everyone wants to have nails that look great, but they also want nails that last for as long as possible. The reality is that gel nails while looking great, have their fair share of problems. Exposing your nails to a UV lamp to dry off the gel is not really healthy for you and your nails. That’s especially true if you have any type of allergies. That’s where Dip Powder Nails come into play here.
Understanding Dip Powder Nails
Dip Powder Nails are designed with the idea of removing the need for any UV ray exposure. Dip Powder Nails also deliver strength that you don’t get from acrylics. This is made possible thanks to the nail glue/resin which is used to stick the powder to your nails.
Plus, the fact that Dip Powder lasts longer than gel is yet another reason why you should test dip powder nails out for yourself, and see if it delivers the quality and style that you expect.
Applying the Dip Powder to Your Nails
Preparing the Nails
It’s imperative to prepare your nails and ensure that there are no uneven areas. Otherwise, your nails might not look the way you want them to, and you then may have to redo the nails.
- Remove all dirt from the plate
- Make sure that you prepare your cuticles
- Clean the nails with some warm water
- Cut the nails to size, and then file their edges
- You can use the file to remove any remnant polish
- Remove any dead skin that surrounds your nail to make your nails look as great as possible.
Add the Bonder
Now you just have to add the adhesive/bonder to the nail plate. This is what will hold the powder, so you need to have a layer that’s thick enough, but also not too thick.
Add the Base and Powder
- Once that is done, you want to add the base coat and dip the nail into that the powder
- Do it for each nail, one at a time
- Brush the extra powder with a brush when you remove your nail from the powder
- Repeat the step a few times if you want more color intensity
Add the Topcoat
Now you want to use a sealant to preserve the nails. This will be the activator that will dry your nails, and ensure that they last for a very long time. The topcoat will also make your nails look glossy.
Pros and Cons of Dip Powder Nails
They are very robust, thinner than gel, not to mention you can’t really damage your nails with dip powder. On top of that, there is no need for UV lights and exposing your skin and nails to UV, and you don’t have to worry about allergies either.
The process can be a little messy. On top of that, the removal process takes some time.