I want fake nails but I don't want to destroy my own, weak nails. Should I try gel nails or not? And I have no idea how to do them.
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Lol girl my family owns like 10 nail salons let me help you out! So the gel can be misinterpreted a lot by people in the nail business and people who are clients and also people who do their own nails at home.
Gel polish is something very quick and easy to do. It's just a polish that dries very well and has a different finish to it. You can apply this onto your real nails and it'll be fine.
Then there's the gel that the nail techs talk about, which is you get an acrylic tip to your actual nail. (So it's like half of your real nail and half fake) then they start you pile on the "gel" which is completely different from gel polish. This gel actually looks and comes in a gel consistency. Afterwards you can choose to put the gel polish on or just regular nail polish.
For you I would recommend getting just the gel polish because your nails are sensitive. There shouldn't be any breakage and tearing in your nails after removing the gel polish. However if you go with the acrylic tip and gel application it will break down your real nail bed.0