What are solar nails? You’ve overheard someone offer this to you but have no idea what that means. Let me tell you a secret. It is no different than your typical, branded acrylic nails! How come? Read on!
What Are Solar Nails | Is it Worth Try It?
Since almost all nail art enthusiasts are unaware of its purpose or advantage, we will differentiate it from the things associated with it. Without further ado, let’s discuss what solar nails are.
Solar nails are your typical acrylic nails, branded ones. These nails are a product of Creative Nail Design and can only manufacture by this company. These nails are pink and white with glitter and look like French manicured nails. So far better and superior to your regular acrylic nails.
Are There Any Advantages to Using These Nails?
ince it is not considered an extension, the product claims to protect the nails from the common damages extensions can cause. It is true since solar fingernails are attached to your natural nails, thus keeping their gloss. In this, you can save using nail polish since it’s already glossy, and the white and pink colors look good. I can say that these nails keep their luster and shine even after continuous use and washing.
Another quality of these nails is their resistance to UV rays. Acrylic and gel nails often get damaged when you visit a tanning shop. But this one has proven to endure a lot of time during that process. So if you’re the type who visits tanning stations, then this is a good reason for you to should try solar nails.
How to Put Solar Nails?
Here is the video you can watch for the step-by-step when you plan to put a Solar Nail. Learn and enjoy how to do your solar nail!
Will it Last Long?
We all know that artificial nails have extreme caution because they are not very durable one wrong move can break them. These nails are more durable and can be without worries while using them. I looked around and searched for what materials solar nails are. I find out that some marketing and branding descriptions like, “your natural nails are getting stronger and harder.” I have no assurance that its high-quality materials that last a long time.
How to Remove it
Removing solar nails is simple. Visit your local nail salon and have a technician remove these nails. Of course, you can also remove it yourself. Have time and patience to do this. The first step is to immerse your nails in pure acetone for 25-30 minutes. The next step is to scrape from the edges to remove the solar nails. However, a reminder is not to apply too much force when doing it as it can damage your natural nails.
What the Salon Is Not Telling You
Since I’ve mentioned that solar nails are a brand, think of it this way: There are Nike and a sea of no-name brands. When you go to a nail salon, they’ll ask you if you want to get solar nails done. What will happen is they will use the no-name brand of acrylics if you decline. You should be getting the branded version from the get-go! So if you opt to get solar nails, you’ll be charged way more.
Why It’s Not Worth It
What sets aside solar nails from gel or acrylic nails is maintenance. Those with acrylic or gel nails will need to visit the salon every two weeks to maintain or replace their artificial nails. Solar nails, meanwhile, don’t have to go through that process. The entire solar nails have to refill every three weeks. But, the downside of it all is it costs way more than the traditional options. Having it done costs way more time than you need to get back to the salon to get it fixed doesn’t make much difference.
Having solar nails done is indeed impractical and misleading. We don’t want to spend extra dollars on something we can get for less. I had it done before, and it doesn’t look fancier or better than your regular acrylic or gel nails. Though if you have the budget and are curious to try, then, by all means, try it. The best advice I can give is to get a good explanation from your technician first before proceeding. But now that you know, it is still your discretion whether you want to try this or not. Stay informed!
If you’re still a bit confused, here’s a video that details the difference between acrylic, gel nails, and gel polish by NailsByKatieDutra:
Are you planning to get solar nails? Share your thoughts in the comments below!