Friday, December 21, 2007

Acrylic Fingernails and Hairdressers - A Bad Combination

I've never been a big fan of artificial fingernails. Acrylic nails (in my opinion) cause too much damage to the real fingernail to be worth any visual improvement they might provide.

For some people the damage caused by acrylic nails can be more severe than for others. A good example is hairdressers, who can have nearly constant problems caused by the use of false nails. As part of their job, hair stylists hands get wet frequently. Once the fake nails get to be a week or so old the adhesive bonds can weaken, allowing water to get between the acrylic fingernails and the real nails. Once water is getting trapped in regularly the nails weaken even more, which can cause them to separate from the finger or develop a fungus.

So think twice before getting those artificial fingernails done again - You may think they look nice, but is it really worth the damage to your real nails?

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