There would be no purpose for using coconut oil/shea butter if you're using wrap. If you did that prior to using wrap, that would be fine. Just make sure to wash your nail well before applying any wrap. If your nails are strong, and you can play long and hard with them, you don't need wrap. Nice to have a back up plan in case of nail emergencies though. I personally haven't used my real nails in over 30 years now. If I need a new nail I can remove an old one, apply a new one, and be ready to play in about 3 minutes. The important thing to remember, in whatever you do, is to strive for uniformity and variability of tone. Also the character (timbre) of tone is important, as well as feel. Having great sounding nails all of the time is not difficult, but you have to work at it a bit, and find what's right for you. And you have to know what you're doing.redmcq wrote: ↑Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:03 pmCould I also just ask... I've been bathing my nails in coconut oil/shea butter every few days which has definitely made them feel healthier and a bit harder. Would doing this be bad / not work if I have silk wrap glued to my nail? Would it cause the silk wrap to peal off the nail?
Here's a short demo I made showing uniformity of tone, (very important in tremolo's) and diversity of tone.