It’s been over a year since I tried gel nail extensions for the first time. Ever since then, my thirst for Pinterest-inspired talons and the pitter-patter of fake nails over my keyboard has only increased. While I have no problems in admitting, nail extensions are addictive, today I want to talk about 3 things that nobody really points out when you’re getting nail extensions.
3 Things That Nobody Really Talks About When Getting Nail Extensions
Your nails will look so ugly after you remove your extensions.
The thing is, once they file away your leftover extensions and scrape off the nail paint, they look really really white. I mean I almost thought about going for a blood test to check for iron deficiency. It’s only when the technician applies cuticle oil that they look better. The struggle doesn’t end there though. It takes about 7 days for my nails to at least start looking like their usual self.
Your nails get brittle.
The second thing that no one really talks about when getting nail extensions is just how brittle your nails will be. My nails usually don’t break so this one was a surprise but all that filing and wear and tear to get those beauties on can cause trauma to the nail bed so you may see your nails chipping more than usual. Be religious with your cuticle oil: I actually put it on my work desk just so I remember to put it on my nails and cuticles at least twice a day.
It’s a vicious circle of nail extensions.
Picture this: you looked and felt stunning with your coffin-shaped nail extensions or that beautiful ombre on your French tips. It’s been 4 weeks and time to get them taken off. The session ends and your nails looked worse than when you started. The temptation to get extensions immediately is very high. But what is really important is that you take a break. While some of us survive a week or two, I take 30-40 days in between to let my natural nails breathe before getting another set of gel nails.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Do leave a comment about your love for nail extensions.
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