We’ve all been there. After getting home from a relaxing manicure, we accidentally jam our finger and break a nail. Or, perhaps you simply go about life as usual, and a day or two later, you realize your nails have already chipped. So what should you do? At unDONE Salon, our master nail technician has put together the following tips and tricks to help extend the life of your Boise manicure between appointments.
Avoid Damaging Activities
While everyday chores can seem unavoidable, you can, however, change up your routine. If you can’t skip doing the dishes, make sure to protect your manicure by wearing gloves. Also, be mindful of your hands. For example, take care when searching in drawers for utensils to avoid damage while you rummage.
Keep Your Hands Moisturized
By making sure your hands are adequately moisturized throughout the day, you can extend the life of your Boise manicure. Even more, make sure to use a hydrating hand cream if you tend to wash your hands often. When you keep your hands moisturized, your nails won’t break or split as easy, and your cuticles will look fresh and clean.
Don’t Pick Your Nails Or Cuticles
If you deal with stress or anxiety, it can be easy to pick or bite at your nails and cuticles. However, if you want your Boise manicure to last longer, you need to keep this bad habit under control. Picking and biting your nails can cause the polish to become prematurely damaged or flake off. Even worse, if you pick or bite at your cuticles you can cause an unwanted infection.
Retouch Your Top Coat
While a top coat may seem minuscule, it’s actually a crucial part of your Boise manicure. However, it can wear away over time making your nails vulnerable to chipping. That’s why you may want to retouch your top coat every 2-3 days to provide your nails with extra protection between appointments while keeping them shiny and fresh.
Use The Same Brand Of Products
If you want your nails to last, keep the products you use in the family. Brands test their products together. This means the nail products you use may not jive well together if you use a different brand of base coast from your polish and topcoat.
Choose A Stronger Manicure
If you’re doing all you can to extend the life of your Boise manicure but still having trouble with your nails lasting, you may need to up the game. Instead of opting for a regular polish manicure, you may want to consider getting gel polish or acrylics. These alternative nail treatments not only last longer, they can handle the strain we put on our hands better than regular polish.
If you are ready to pamper your hands and get a Boise manicure that lasts, contact unDONE Salon. We offer a variety of hand and foot treatments that will care for your nails and toes making them look and feel their best. You can call us at (208) 287-2010, visit us at our 738 N. Benjamin Lane in Boise, or schedule an appointment online by clicking here.