Nail extensions provide a protective covering to your nails, in addition to being a fashion accessory. Easily breaking nails get protection with them in form of a shield-like covering. Nail-biting habit also is often left because of the extensions. The extensions also help in hiding the chipped, bad nails and sometimes even fix them. The split nails are prevented from chipping further, because of the extensions. You can avail of all these benefits if the extensions are applied properly.
These artificial talons are made in two ways. First is ‘tips’ which are made of nail-shaped lightweight plastic plates which are stuck with glue at the end of your nail and acrylic is applied over the entire nail. The other procedure is ‘forms’, meaning moulds of nails properly shaped and polished later.
Acrylic artificial nails made of poly-methyl methacrylate acrylics, which is a blend of polymer powder and monomer liquid, is the most popular. (This mixture takes about 15 minutes to harden fully).
While removing too it takes 15 to 20 minutes. For its removal, any solution, for example acetone, is useful.