Solar nails are the latest in manicure trend. They have been on the market for over two years now and you can find information online everywhere from Pinterest to YouTube videos. If you don’t know what solar nails are yet, this article will explain it to you, while providing you with their benefits and the reasons why they are a healthier solution than other types of manicure.
What are Solar Nails?
Solar nails are manufactured by Creative Nail Design. They are a new kind of acrylic nails, which have benefits that are superior to regular acrylic nails. In terms of look, they are similar to the French manicure, as they come in pink and white colours. To learn more about them, let’s discuss their benefits in comparison to other manicures. You will then understand why so many people have decided to switch to Solar nails from regular acrylic nails and all other manicures.
Solar Nails Are Not Extensions
Why is the fact that solar nails are not extensions a benefit: Because extensions can cause damage to the natural nail. That is the first health benefit brought on by the solar full set nails. In fact, regular acrylic nails that serve as extensions can cause damage to the nail, when used or worn over a long period of time. In the case of this new manicure, they are embedded into the natural nail, thus protecting the nail instead of damaging it.
Solar Nails don’t Get Damaged by UV Rays
If you intend to stay in the sun, acrylic nails and gel nails are definitely not the right choice for you. Because they are affected by UV rays, they can get damaged, which is not healthy for your natural nail as well. That means no holidays at the beach or hitting the corner pool. If they do get exposed to UV rays, acrylic and gel nails will lose their shine and turn yellowish. But, with solar pink and white nails, you will not face this problem and your natural nail will remain healthy, even under UV rays.
You don’t need to replace Solar Nails
Because you don’t need to replace solar nails, it makes them much more affordable than acrylic or gel nails. In fact, with these two other types of manicure, you will need to go for replacements every two to three weeks. Why: Because otherwise the growth of your nail will show and it will look horrible because of a gap between the false nail and your natural one.
The solar nails are not being replaced: they are being refilled. Therefore, you don’t need to go to nail salon to have them done as you can do it yourself. So, even though the initial cost is higher, the long term makes them a much better choice.
Also, you should keep in mind that health starts with a natural environment. Throwing away acrylic nails every two to three weeks is simply not ecological. We have to take better care of nature by reducing the waste we create, and changing nails 25 to 35 times per year is going in the wrong direction.
Solar Nails will always keep their Original Colour
If the manicure you choose is to apply nail polish directly on your nail, it can also have the same effect provided with the UV rays on acrylic or gel nails: They can turn yellow. No matter how long they remain on, the solar colour nails will never lose their original tint. Also, placing nail polish directly on the nail is not the healthiest way to go.
Solar Nails Are Stronger
The most important benefit of solar nails is that they rarely break. That is because they are much stronger than acrylic extensions and gel nails which can break easily under pressure. The addition of solar nails strengthens the natural nail, and it makes them tougher, which is another health benefit for the natural nail.
What is the Difference between Solar Nails and Gel Nails?
First of all, solar nails and gel nails are not made out of the same material. Solar nails are made of polymethyl methacrylate acrylics, while gel nails are made of polymer resins. However, they are both considered enhancement nails, which some call artificial nails, fake nails or even fashion nails.
When you apply solar nails, you can let them harden by themselves. If you put on gel nails, you will need to place them inside an ultraviolet light for them to dry. Unless you have this machine, you cannot replace the gel nails at home, if they break, but you can refill solar nails at home easily.
In the long run, solar nails are much less expensive than gel nails, since their cost of keeping up is much lower. The solar nails are also longer lasting, which makes it easier to maintain then the gel nails.
It is also easier to remove solar nails than gel nails. You only need acetone while for gel nails you’ll either need to file them off or use a special soaking method. Finally, the only advantage that gel nails have over solar nails is that they do look more natural.