bgreene531 wrote:I just started using preformed GPN as I am having so much trouble maintaining my natural nails. They actually worked well and I was starting to get a decent tone. Today one of them came off and the damage from the glue to the natural nail is concerning as it is now thin and flaky. I plan to try to grow my own nails.
This is very important. From our instructions page:
If you remove any natural nail while filing, you should build up the nail before applying a new Nail. This procedure only takes a few seconds. If there is any sensitivity in the nail, build it up a bit. Best way to build up a nail is to apply some brush on nail glue (or any viscous nail glue) and then spray with some nail glue dryer. If you use a thinner nail glue, apply thin layers at a time, as it will build up more heat when using nail glue dryer than more viscous nail glues. Please buff the nail lightly before applying a new nail so that the nail glue dryer won't continue to work. If you don't, the glue will dry too fast when you go to apply the new nail.
If you keep the nail sealed, and follow the advice above, you will have no problems with artificial nails. Always apply artificial nails to no more than 3/4 of the natural nail plate, then taper the back. And remember, the nail is always growing and will always grow out.