If you’ve ever had Gel Nails – you’ll likely have experienced the undeniable temptation to peel and pick to your heart’s content (despite your nail tech’s fervent urge against it). Or, perhaps you’ve experienced a less-than-perfect gel removal at a salon? You know the kind – you’ve put your hands and trust in the professionals, only to be left with over-filed, splitting nails – maybe your nail bed is even left cut or bleeding.
You might decide to “give your nails a break” and go without colour gel or polish for a few weeks, hoping that the nail beds return to the state they were in before the removal. After two weeks, though, they don’t seem to have improved. If anything, they start to split and weaken even further. Sound familiar?
Well, I’m here to tell you that this is not okay. Your nail tech’s job isn’t just to make your nails look pretty – they have an obligation to care for your natural nails, and educate and encourage you to do the same. So, if you are unfortunate enough to have an experience like this, it might just be time to find a new nail tech. Of course, that still doesn’t solve the problem of your nails, and what appears to be irreversible damage. Fear not though, because there is a solution, and something that we can do when the damage is “done”, so to speak.
The answer? IBX.