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Question: Will acrylic nails ruin my own nails?

Asked by sassyrk

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No they wont if they are applied by a qualified technician. Acrylic doesnt ruin your nails a poor nail tech does. As long as you follow the correct aftercare and have them removed currectly you will have no problems.

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I agree with shellsnailz. Nail enhancements and extensions should not damage your own nails. Correct preparation, removal and care will ensure that all services leave your nails in a healthy condition. Be aware that over drilling and over filing can all cause problems including thin, weak and sore nails. Also check that the tech in insured, licensed (U.S.) and QUALIFIED - may seem an obvious point but how many times have you asked about their qualifications or insurance?

Go to a reputable nail tech or salon who uses products that are clearly branded/labelled and who are friendly and helpful. A consultation should always be carried out by the nail tech or salon. Hope this helps.


If the acryic nails are done by a qualified nail tech who knows what they are doing, you are following your after care eg. wearing gloves when washing up/gardening and not using your nails to open cans etc, you are using solar oil and when you want the nails removed you get them professionally removed then no they wont damage your own nails. Feel free to email me on if you would like any more advice :) Don't ever be afraid to ask to see a nail techs certificates and insurance before booking your appointment. x

Sources: Mobile fully qualified and insured beauty therapist and nail tech covering the Liverpool/Merseyside area. x


Not if they're applied correctly by a qualified nail tech who cares about the service they're providing. Proper removal is also important.
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Yes they do with constant use. Your nails do need a rest from acrylic's for a few months.
Try using Nailtiques 2plus in between it's protein nail formula ..
.Hope this will help.



Ive had acrylic nails a few times before and have removed them myself, I noticed my nails were weaker afterwards (I should have had them professionally removed in hindsight). Are there any other alternative nail extensions I can consider?


If they are applied by an unqualified tech possibly, if you don't follow your after care and removal advice, yes. BUT properly applied and cared for extensions will not make your nails any stronger or weaker, it will certainly not ruin your nails <3

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