Polish vs Gel: Are Dip Nails Safe For Occasional Use?

Polish vs Gel: Are Dip Nails Safe For Occasional Use?

Polish vs Gel: Are Dip Nails Safe For Occasional Use?

Polish vs gel is the topic of the day. A reader has a question regarding dip nails or regular polish. As a result, Ask the Pro Stylist is once again tackling this very controversial nail topic.

Whoop, whoop, it’s Hump Day! Since it’s Wednesday, it is time for another Q&A with Ask the Pro Stylist. Today’s focus is polish vs gel.

Although I have called for a hiatus on the nail questions, Megan wants my opinion on polish vs gel.

Hi. I am curious your thoughts on the dip nails. Is it better to just use regular polish to protect your natural nails, or is SNS or CND safe for occasional use?

Anything that requires a rigorous removal process such as a soak off, drills or metal instruments are not good for the nails. While pushing with an orange wood stick, which would be the case with the above nail products is better than metal, repeat use will shed the nail bed.

When this happens, nails become weak, brittle and dry. Although conditioning oil helps, overtime damage becomes evident.

As with anything in the beauty industry and enjoying a healthy lifestyle, everything should be done in moderation. We should always give our nails a rest from artificial products. Let them breathe. In addition, we should lay off hot tools for our hair and heavy products for a day or two during the week. Also, it is wise to go makeup free for the same amount of time to give the skin a break.

Regular polish is always best. I recommend Nailtiques hardener and a good cuticle oil, such as Cuccio Milk & Honey Cuticle Revitalizing Oil to keep the nails soft, yet hard, strong and conditioned. Also, hair and nail vitamins help. Therefore, to answer the question, occasional and proper use is fine.

If you have a question like today’s polish vs gel query, please email me at DeirdreAHaggerty@gmail.com. Until then, happy styling.

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