Even if you're not into fashion or styling yourself, you need to take care of your nails to make them look presentable and pretty. Among various techniques available to give your nails that perfect look, one of the very efficient ways to do so is silk wraps.
These nails are pieces of different materials including silk that are cut in shape of your nails and can be attached to the nail plate. The materials used to make these wraps are mostly silk and others include linen and fiberglass. These materials not only protect nails from harmful elements but also add strength and length to them. Take a look at some easy tips on how to use and maintain them.
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These nail wraps are preferred than acrylic nail wraps as they do not cause any trouble and are also easy to maintain. They do not cost much and are easily available in many departmental stores. They are used on natural nails to strengthen their tips and prevent them from breaking.
If you have applied nail polish on your fingernails, use remover to take it off. In case you don't, then apply some oil build up. Dip a cotton ball into the remover and gently scrub the nail to clean it.
Clip your nails in an even form and remove extra length, if any. Use a filer to file them and keep the nail longer than the fingertip so it can support the nail wrap. File the upper surface of the nail so it doesn't have a shine and use a filer with a small grit to keep the nail from damage.
Now cut your one of your silk nail to the desired length with the clipper and see if it fits the base of the natural nail properly. Apply a thin coat of glue to the top of the nail and gently spread it to make sure it does not spread on the skin.
Apply the wrap a little higher than the cuticle and use a plastic compressor sheet to press it down into the glue. Hold the same position for about 10 to 15 seconds and do the same for all fingernails.
Let them dry well and then with a clipper, cut off the extra length of the original nails if they are not uniform. Apply nail polish to the silk wraps if you want them to look attractive and file them after they have dried.
It is very important to take care of these nails once you've applied them. You should regularly maintain them by keeping them clean and hygienic. You must moisturize the cuticles regularly with small wet cotton balls and keep changing your nail polish often.