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How to make your Shellac Manicure last longer?

How to make your Shellac Manicure last longer?

How to make your Shellac Manicure last longer?


Giving conventional nail polishes a run for their money, it is no surprise that the Shellac Manicure is one of one of the most common nail treatments today.
Shellac nails are a form of nail polish that mixes gel with traditional polish; the gel extends the life of your manicure, while regular polish gives your nails shine and adds a nice splash of colour.

So, here’s the science behind the shellac nails that makes it so unique: when the teeny molecules called monomers and larger molecules called polymers in the solutions are exposed to LED light, they bond together, producing a shellac effect, hence the name shellac nails.

Shellac nails are durable. If you take care of your shellac nails properly, they can stay glossy and chip-free for 14 to 21 days unlike traditional manicure.

So, how do you take care of your shellac nails to make them last longer? No worries, we’ve got you covered with tips below:

No worries, we’ve got you covered with tips below:

  • Ensure you book a professional service at So Beautified Salon

It is important that you go to a professional salon or nail bar to get your shellac done. If the nails are not properly done from the start, they would not last long. Make sure that you read ratings and reviews before booking an appointment. We recommend that you visit So Beautified salon to get  your affordable, professional and beautiful shellac manicures.

  • Wear gloves when doing any household activities

When performing has household chores like washing dishes or clothes with washing up liquids and bleach which contains additives that can damage, wear away, or dissolve the nails ensure to wear a rubber glove. Wearing rubber gloves offers an appropriate extra layer that prevents exposure to these chemicals.

  • Resist the Urge: Do not chew and peel your nails

Many people have the habit of chewing or picking their nails, especially when stressed, over thinking or under pressure. As we know, habits are so difficult to manage that most ladies forget they have their nails done. Picking and peeling the coat on your nails can damage your natural nails and shorten the life of your shellac manicure.

  • Moisturise


If you don’t drink enough water, you should because moisture is important for healthy skin and nails. Moisturising products help to keep the skin around your nails in good condition and support the long-lasting quality of your shellac manicure. You can keep your nails moisturised by applying a drop of cuticle oil at night to aid in the prevention of flaking and dried cuticles.

  • Don’t be in a hurry, let the nails dry (its less than 4 Minutes - we promise)

Patience is key in maintaining your nails because if they are not properly done, they are less likely to last long. UV light must penetrate to the bottom layer
to properly dry the products on your shellac nails.


We hope these tips help.

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