"I JUST GOT MY NAILS DONE AND MY CUTICLES LOOK TERRIBLE,UGH SHE DID AN AWFUL JOB. I NEED MY NAILS REDONE."
SELF CHECK: HAVE YOU EVER HEARD YOURSELF SAY THIS BEFORE? I MEAN HONESTLY, BEFORE I BECAME A PROFESSIONAL, I DID ALL THE TIME. GOING TECH TO TECH LOOKING FOR THE RIGHT ONE. NEVER REALIZING, THEY WERE GREAT MY AFTER CARE WAS THE PROBLEM.
TELL ME SOMETHING
When you get your hair done, do your cover your hair so it can last? Most of us do so it don't become frizzy, or just get out of place. Well, our nails are the same way. Do my nails need maintenance in between nail appointments? Yes they do. Many people say I just use lotion but that is not good enough. Experienced nail technicians will automatically be able to look at your nails and tell if you are maintaining between appointments. Outside of the fact that your cuticles are thirsty, you pay for your services and you should want them looking pretty decent until its time to get them done again.
“ It amazes me how a little after nail care by the client can prolong the look of the nails, but so little of us take the time to actually do it.”
IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU HAVE ACRYLIC NAILS, YOUR NATURAL NAILS OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF ENHANCEMENT. DRY CUTICLES ARE REAL, AND THEY AFFECT THE LOOK OF THE NAILS MAKING THEM LOOK VERY DRY AND CRUSTY. NEW SERVICES CAN LOOK WEEKS OLD, IF YOU DON'T DO YOUR PART.
Oil carries faster than lotion, penetrating deep into the skin and healing dryness from the inside out. To prolong the life of your nails, maintain your cuticles with oil. Treat them as jewels not tools and three weeks later, you should have some rebalancing that may need to be done. But still in a nice tip top shape. Still receiving compliments.
Dry cuticles are caused by lack of moisture in the cuticle and surrounding skin causing hang nails, cracked or torn cuticles, and plain old dry skin. Unfortunately, when our nails look this way it can make new nails look very old, and a lot of us don't want that, we want our money's worth. So adding one daily routine to your schedule will help achieve that.
Some may ask "What is the best cuticle oil to use"? Me personally, I create my own mix for my salon using all oils that are essential to stimulations, regrowth, sealants, and a few more. But I can't share my secret. Actually there is one product I use inside that is not an oil, but with my experience, I learned that even when clients are not doing there part at home, cuticles are still being well moisturized until they come visit me again.
Clients also ask " How often should I oil my cuticles". Every time you wash you hands, bathe, or even just look down and realize your cuticles look dry. Overtime, you won't need it as often, but don't get to comfortable not using it at all. I also like to advise going to sleep with some sitting on your cuticles, and let it soak in.
I hope this blog helps you out alittle when it comes to maintaining the life time of your nails and services. Or at least make you never blame the technician again if you are not doing your part.