Planning to get acrylic nails? Here’s what you need to know!

Well decorated and stylish nails are a craze among most modern women and what makes things much easier and better are acrylic nails. Believe it or not, they are quite easy to put on, show off and of course, you will be spoilt for the choice of colors and designs. But that is not all that you should be aware of. Even before you get your nails all perky, here are a few things to consider:

It can be uncomfortable – If you are a newbie, this is just for you. Since this would be the very first time that you put up acrylic nails, which are actually false nails, you may feel a bit uncomfortable with them on. The additional, false nails may feel a bit of a burden on the tip of your fingers and you may feel like getting rid of them. But do not panic. The feeling will soon go away and you will start feeling at ease. Also, if you feel that the nails are a bit too tight, you may want to loosen them up a bit.

It can cost you much more than you think – Most often, newbies do not think of the additional costs involved in the procedure. Getting your acrylic nails done isn’t everything. You will need to get them refilled at regular intervals of 2-3 weeks and that requires additional expenses. Be prepared to shell out somewhere in the range of $100- $200 for refills every month. The expenses can increase according to the type of salon that you visit.

It requires maintenance – Once you have your acrylic nails, you need to maintain them too or they may break off or get damaged. You have to keep them dry, avoid using your nails too much and shape them well so that they look nice. It is important to remember that if your hands and fingers aren’t thoroughly dried, water/moisture may get deposited at the nail beds and cause harm to your actual nails. Also, since you have the false nails on, your original nails will need much more care or they may get damaged.

It can cause difficult situations – Since your nails are quite long, you may face troubles that no one with natural nails will even think of. Using your fingers to eat, to put on your contact lenses or to type will become a real difficult job and you may hurt yourself with your long nails. Not only that, you will have to be extra cautious when you shake hands, hug people or hold them, because your nails can hurt them.

It isn’t permanent – Though acrylic nails are super cool, it isn’t necessary that you have them all the year round. Ideally, you could put them up on special occasions, and get them removed once the event is over. This way, you would save extra expenses and also allow your original nails to remain healthy. So, do not make them an obsession that you cannot live without. They are good for occasional use.