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Hello Marti,
I have wanted to have artificial nails for a long time. I have had acrylics put on by 4 different techs. I have lifting within 1 week and need almost a complete set by the time I go in 2 weeks later for a fill. I don't pick or bite them. I don't understand why I can't keep them on. My nails are generally thin and I do have some peeling. I haven't had any luck with re-growth after my removal of the acrylics in July '04. I wanted to know if I should try gel nails. Is this a common problem? Do I have any hope of having artificial nails?

Thanks for your time.
Lisa
[QUOTE=johnsli2]Hello Marti,
I have wanted to have artificial nails for a long time. I have had acrylics put on by 4 different techs. I have lifting within 1 week and need almost a complete set by the time I go in 2 weeks later for a fill. I don't pick or bite them. I don't understand why I can't keep them on. My nails are generally thin and I do have some peeling. I haven't had any luck with re-growth after my removal of the acrylics in July '04. I wanted to know if I should try gel nails. Is this a common problem? Do I have any hope of having artificial nails?

Thanks for your time.
Lisa[/QUOTE]

The problem with lifting is not yours; it is the technicians. If the technician applies the product too wet, allows the product to touch your skin at the cuticle line or fails to properly prepare the nails, you will experience lifting. I have done nails since 1979 and don't have a problem with lifting on any of my clients except the ones that have Thyroid problems.

Gel will lift just as much as acrylic as it IS an acrylic. If the technican fails to do her job properly, you will always have problems. Most of them are in such a BIG hurry to get you in and out in 30 minutes that they HAVE to cut corners somewhere and it is generally NOT in your favor.
Marti,
Thank you for your reply. I have been choosey about the tech I see since I have had so much trouble. My last one, in my opionion, was careful with all of the things that you mentioned. What got my attention in your reply was the mention of problems with clients with thyroid problems. I have hypothyroidism. Could you elaborate on what issues you have had with you clients with hypothyroidism? Do I have any hope of keeping nails?

Thanks again!
[QUOTE=johnsli2]Marti,
Thank you for your reply. I have been choosey about the tech I see since I have had so much trouble. My last one, in my opionion, was careful with all of the things that you mentioned. What got my attention in your reply was the mention of problems with clients with thyroid problems. I have hypothyroidism. Could you elaborate on what issues you have had with you clients with hypothyroidism? Do I have any hope of keeping nails?

Thanks again![/QUOTE]

I only had one client with thyroid problems. The problem exists whether you are hypo or hyper thyroid. What happens is that the nail plate does not contain the proper levels of amino acids, natural oils and moisture, etc., due to the medications and the thyroid issue. If the nail plate is lacking in any vital nutrient, the molecular makeup of the nail plate becomes incompatible with the primer molecules and the proper chemical adhesion cannot occur. If the primer cannot properly bond with the nail plate, the product cannot properly bond with the primer to create a chemical attraction between the two (the nail and the primer). You can check out my website for more information on nail anatomy and product chemistry: www.hooked-on-nails.com (link approved by Moderator 1). Click on the 'chemistry' link. the information was provided by permission of Doug Schoon, VP or Research and Development for Creative Nail Design Systems and a good friend and mentor of mine.

As long as you have the thyroid problem, you will have lifting problems with any type of nail enhancement.
[QUOTE=cazzey]also it can happen if you have oily skin like me, I am also a nail technician, and i find that its not the technician, its down to the client, unless the technician applies acrylic to close to cuticle, then as the nail grows the cuticle expands thus the acrylic lifts![/QUOTE]

Funny - I have been a nail technician for over 35 years, a past educator for a major manufacturer and a major national competition winner and have NEVER had a problem with any product lifting. If the client has oily nail plates, it is recomended to first prep the nails with Scrub Fresh and then with Nail Fresh (both by Creative Nail Design Systems) I have used their systems and their preparation/appplication techniques since 1979 with no problems at all. The ONLY clients I had problems with were those that had Thyroid problems, or those that were taking cancer drugs. Medication plays a BIG role in lifting problems depending on the type of health disorder the client has. Most lifting problems are caused by improper preparation, applying the product too close to the cuticle, using a wet brush to 'clean up' around the cuticle, or applying the product too wet.





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