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Gel polishes have become increasingly popular in the beauty industry, allowing for long-lasting color that can hold up to the rigors of everyday life. But why do gel polishes chip?
As a nail technician, you know that gel polish is a great choice for clients who want long-lasting color. But, as with any beauty product, gel polish can chip. Before we discuss why gel polishes chip, let’s first review what gel polish is and how it works.
Gel polishes are a type of nail polish that uses a combination of a gel base and a curing process to dry and harden the polish. The curing process can be done using UV or LED light, and it works by reacting with the gel base and drying the polish.
So, why do gel polishes chip? Primarily, it’s because of improper application. If the nail technician does not apply the polish correctly, it can create air bubbles or spots that can cause the polish to chip. Additionally, if the curing process is not done correctly, it can cause the polish to be undercured, which can also lead to chipping.
Other factors that contribute to chipping include using a lower quality or expired gel polish, improper removal techniques, and using harsh chemicals or abrasive products on the nails.
In order to prevent chipping, it is important that nail technicians use the proper techniques and products when applying gel polish. Using a high-quality gel polish and following the product’s instructions can help ensure that the polish goes on smoothly and cures properly. Additionally, using a top coat can help protect the polish and prevent chipping.
While there are some factors that can’t be controlled, such as a client’s lifestyle habits, proper application and use of quality products can help minimize chipping. Here at Hey Beautiful, we have premium gel polishes that won’t chip, so you can be sure your clients will have beautiful nails that last.
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