The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #121799 Message #2663423
Posted By: Backwoodsman
24-Jun-09 - 09:06 AM
Thread Name: Worn down fingernail frustration!
Subject: RE: Worn down fingernail frustration!
Yep, forgot to mention that if, like me, you're a 21st-Century Man and 'do' the dishes, you need to get some Marigolds - washing up liquid and hot water are death to acrylics or wraps.
Sins is absolutely correct in saying that infections are avoided by regular maintenance, I go every 4 weeks to have them checked, sanded down, new layers applied, or completely replaced if they start to lift.
And yes - the natural nail does tend to thin somewhat, hence the removal for a period now and then to give them a chance to recover.
It's like all of these kinds of thing - if you do it right and take proper precautions there should be no problem. Neglect them and things can go wrong.
Sins - I tried 'Tufnail' and somesother preparations and they were useless. Falsies were the final (and, thankfully, successful) resort.