How long does Polygel last? It’s a question that many people ask themselves. This is because they want to make sure their products will be around for as long as possible, and they don’t want to keep spending money on them. There are several ways you can make your polygel last longer. We’ll discuss some most popular tips below.
How long does polygel last?
It can last as long as two to three weeks on average. If you take the proper steps and wear it gently, your polygels should still look healthy and glossy when you remove them.
If your nails start to feel dry after a couple of days, apply nail oil to re-moisturize them so they don’t peel or lift. You can even put it on at night before you go to sleep so you wake up with healthy nails
If your polygels start to lift or peel, use a small pair of scissors to carefully cut them off. Never pull them off because they may take some skin along with them. If the polygel is pulling away from the sides of your fingers, you can use some nail glue to re-stick them.
How long does polygel last compared to acrylics?
Polygels typically only last about two to 3 weeks with proper care while acrylic nails can last for more than three weeks on average. If you’re going out dancing and want your nails to look perfect until the next morning, polygel is not the right option for you.
Acrylics are more natural looking and require no filing, but polygel is much healthier on your nails… plus it’s easy to remove!
Some tips on how to make your polygels last as long as possible.
- Use the right brush for each coat
When creating your polygels, be sure to use the correct brush for each coat . If you’re using acrylics, don’t apply gel coats with an acrylic brush. This can create bubbles in your polygels that will leave your nails lumpy and unattractive. Also, don’t use a gel brush to apply your top coat . It’ll take much longer to dry, and the coats will be very thick. It’s best to purchase separate brushes for each product.
- Use a quality UV/LED lamp
When applying polygels, it’s important that you use a quality finger lamp. This means having a nice LED lamp to dry your polygels. This is because cheaper lamps will not accurately cure the products, and they’ll dry lumpy or cloudy in some spots. You could also buy a UV light for this process, but they cost even more money.
- Don’t Use Your Fingers!
When applying polygel, do not use the pads of your fingers because they carry dirt and oils from other parts of your body that can damage the coating. We recommend using a cuticle pusher or possibly even a fingernail brush to apply the polygel.
- Use a Base Coat!
Polygels are meant to be worn without base coats or barriers, but if you want extra protection against staining or water damage, adding a clear coat over your polygel application may help prolong the life of your nails. However, if you do use base coats, make sure you don’t apply it too thickly.
- Keep Away From Water!
Anything that comes into contact with water can damage your polygel nails, so keep them out of the shower or pool when possible. If they do get wet, pat them dry with a towel instead of rubbing the surface with a washcloth because this will cause more damage.
Some people will tell you that water exposure won’t damage the polygel, but it’s only a matter of time before they start to lift or peel off. If you really want to take in some water, make sure your hands are out of the water for at least 15 minutes after contact in order to give the nails enough time to dry.
- Don’t File!
When you’re looking at your polygel nails, the surface may look a little rough or bumpy because that is how they are supposed to be. Acrylic requires filing in order for it to lay flat on the nail bed, but polygels do not require this step if you want thick nails. The extra layer of chemicals will make it harder for the filing to stick, and your polygels will end up lifting more easily.
- Use a Gel Top Coat!
A gel top coat is always better for protecting your nails than regular top coats because they are much harder to pick or scrape. If you do not have a dedicated polish top-coat, you can also use a hard gel top coat to give the nails an extra protective layer.
- Do Not Paint!
Painting your polygels is not good for them and will only cause more lifting and peeling. If you’re going to paint your nails, at least put a layer of top coat over the polygel plaster as it will protect the coating.
- Keep Your Nails Clean!
Keeping your nails as clean as possible is an important step in preventing lifting and peeling, especially around the cuticles and edges of your fingers. Use a nail brush to scrub around the nail surface thoroughly before you apply polygel, then wipe it down with a lint-free pad soaked in acetone before your polygel application.
- Do Not Go Over The Cuticle!
Before you apply the scab, use the brush applicator to push back the cuticle so it is not underneath the scab layer. It’s okay if some of the cuticle still remains around the sidewalls because it will be covered by the polygel later on.
- Finish Off With a Top Coat!
To make sure your polygels actually last, you should give them another layer of clear top coat before you put away your nail tools. This will help prevent staining and chipping to keep your nails looking shiny and clean for weeks.
If you follow these tips, your polygels should last much longer than they would otherwise. While polygel won’t last as long as acrylics, they can still be a good alternative if you don’t want to go back to the nail salon for fills so often.
- Avoid Exposing your Polygel Nails to Harsh Chemicals
Try to avoid exposing them to these harsh chemicals and elements if you want your nails to last. Make sure they are not in contact with any potentially damaging liquids or substances that may damage the coating on each nail such as water (including rain), humidity, snow, lotions, perfumes and chemical solvents (on the job).
What are some advantages of Polygel?
Some people might also choose polygel nails because they are looking for a more natural look. Unlike acrylic nails, which can often look fake or too perfect, polygel nails look very similar to real fingernails. This is because the material used to create them is much thinner and less likely to chip away at the cuticles over time.
Polygel for nails is a new generation of technology that offers several advantages to those who are committed to caring for their nails at home. Compared with the conventional systems, Polygel for nails has an increased resistance and longer durability;
- It can be applied much faster (polymers in gel form need only two minutes to harden)
- It does not produce a bad smell
- It does not need to be applied in several layers and the nails do not require preparation with primers or solvents.
Polygel is cured under UV light for 10 minutes, which means that no heat damage is caused to the skin and this also makes it ideal for those who have sensitive skin .
Polygel for nails was developed with the aim of being the perfect alternative to traditional gels. It can be applied at home without causing irritations or allergies, it is resistant and durable, easy to remove and very convenient.
This new generation technology is really making its mark in professional nail salons, favored by those who are looking for quality and resistance in an artificial nail.
Can you tell us more about the benefits of Polygel for nails?
Polygel technology can be applied on its own or on top of a natural nail, but it is also ideal for applying over tips and enhancements. It is a product that has been specially designed for use with acrylic treatments or to be applied over the natural nail to obtain a perfect result.
Polygel is ideal for those looking for a resistant synthetic nail that can be removed easily at home, without having to go to the salon every few weeks.
What are the specific characteristics of Polygel for nails? Is it resistant?
The hardeners found inside Polygels are not as flexible as those found in gels, which means that it has greater resistance. It can be removed at home in a short time without any problems, simply by soaking the nails in acetone or polish remover for between five and ten minutes before trying to remove it.
Does Polygel for nails require preparation before applying it ?
Polygel can be applied without any preparation; we simply need to make sure the nail has been cleaned and all traces of oils and polishes have been removed. This means it can be used exclusively on its own or as a topping for both natural nails and enhancements.
What is the treatment process when applying Polygel?
The first step is to file and shape the natural nails. Once prepared, we apply a thin layer of Polygel on each nail and cure it under a UV lamp for 2 minutes or a LED lamp for 30 seconds.
On top of that we apply another coat of Polygel to cover the entire nail, which is once more cured using an LED lamp for 30 seconds or a UV lamp for 2 minutes.
Finally, we apply a layer of Polygel on top of the nail and cure it once more under an LED lamp for 30 seconds or a UV lamp for 2 minutes. We remove the sticky layer with some cotton soaked in pure acetone and we shape the nails using a file and sanding tools and we finish off by smoothing the nail surface with an abrasive.
What is Polygel like when it is on the nails?
It looks like gel but does not behave like it; this material has an extremely shiny appearance that looks like gel but is much stronger. It does not crack, it has great flexibility and the gloss effect remains intact for a long time.