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Posted by Marti on November 26, 2000 at 10:39:09:

In Reply to: nail damage posted by science fair project on November 26, 2000 at 02:53:26:

: hello everyone
: i have to do a science project on damages to the nails after having acryllic nails on. i was wondering if anyone could help me. if you have any information that might be useful to me and my project could you please send it to my e-mail address [email protected] i would really apreciate it. thank you very much.

: sincerely
: science fair project

To begin with, artificial nails do not damage your natural nail -- nail technicians do 90% of the damage by improperly preparing the nail plate, clipping or nipping loose material from the plate, and from not educating the client on the proper home care of the enhancements.

Many believe that the primer used to apply enhancements will 'eat' the nail plate, and this is a myth. One could take a clipping from a natural nail ans drop it in a bottle of primer (methacrylic acid) and set it on a shelf for a while. Come back in a week, a month or 10 years, and the nail clipping will still be there.

When the nail technician uses heavy grit boards or buffers or a high-speed drill on the natural nail to prepare it for enhancments, this action removes too many vital nail plate layers and weakens the natural nail. The weaker the natural nail, the weaker the enhancement. The natural nail is the foundation for the enhancement - so, it's kind of like building the foundation of your home without any metal rebar. It will eventually crack and break, resulting in various types of service breakdown. Using a high-speed drill or heavy abrasive to blend the acrylic into the natural nail can cause 'rings of fire' or deep impressions in the nail plate. The redder the 'rings', the deeper into the nail plate the technician has filed.

Improperly sanitized implements, using the same file on every client, not changing the table towels between clients, spplying the product too wet, or allowing nail product dust to settle on skin or to rest the arms or hands on a table towel that is wet with monomer or covered in nail dust can result in overexposure and allergic reaction from repeated and prolonged contact to a potentially hazardous chemical.

For more information, you can visit my website: There are many informative pages that will help you with your project. From nail diseases and disorders to product chemistry, proper preparation, proper application, home care and a client consultation form. If you print out any of the pages, you will need to change the margins on your printer so none of the text will be cut off. Click on FILE, then on PAGE SETUP, then change the margins to .5", then you can click PRINT. If you need any more help, feel free to contact me. There is a direct link to me on all the pages -- I'm the webmaster and owner of the site.

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