Do you find yourself saying these?”Gel polish damages my nails” , “Nothing lasts on my nails” , “Acrylics ruined my nails!”
Nothing lasts on your nails( inside of the recommended two weeks maintenance) because you have caused damage to your nails from picking the existing gel polish off. Would you put a fresh, new, paint job on an old beat up dented rusty car and expect it to last? The healthier the nail the better the outcome and life of your gel polish acrylic and nail lacquer
Picking your nails is the most damaging thing you do to your nails especially picking product off )gel polish hard gel or acrylic). Picking your cuticles isn’t healthy either he can lead to infection and permanent damage. Picking out your nail underneath the acrylic will cause the acrylic to snap off and make an opening for water to get in causing fungus and mold why pay to get your nails done and then go home to ruin the job and waste money
Product alone will not damage your nails unless it contains MMA (methyl methacrylate). Know your products and what is being put on your hands (demand this from your nail tech). Acrylic with MMA in it has a different smell consistency and files completely different . When it is soaked off it appears slimey as opposed to crumbly.