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Are Nail Extensions Harmful?

Updated: Mar 23, 2023

Let's ask our nail experts at GlamSquad Salon!

"Nail extensions, when applied and maintained correctly, are generally not harmful to your natural nails", says Dilu Sharma, Senior Nail Trainer at The GlamSquad Salon & Academy, Chennai. "However, improper application, removal, or maintenance can cause damage to your natural nails."

Here are some potential risks and ways to minimize them:

nail bed damage

Nail extensions can damage the nail bed if they are applied too aggressively or if the extensions are too heavy. This can lead to a condition known as onycholysis, where the nail separates from the nail bed. To prevent this, make sure to go to a reputable salon and technician who use proper application techniques and materials.

fungal infections

Nail extensions can create a warm, moist environment that can encourage the growth of fungus. To prevent this, make sure to keep your nails clean and dry and avoid soaking them in water for long periods of time.

allergic reactions

Some people may be allergic to the chemicals used in nail extensions, such as the glue or the acrylic material. To prevent this, make sure to inform your technician if you have any allergies and consider a patch test before getting a full set of extensions.

brittle nails

Constant use of nail extensions can make your natural nails weak and brittle. To prevent this, make sure to take a break between extensions and give your nails time to recover.

Overall, nail extensions are not inherently harmful, but they do require proper application, maintenance, and removal to prevent damage to your natural nails. It's important to go to a reputable salon and technician who use high-quality materials and techniques and to take good care of your nails between appointments.

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