- 1 Buy acrylic nail supplies
- 2 How to do acrylic nails at home
- 3 Prepare your nails
- 3.1 1- Remove the old nail polish
- 3.2 2- Pen your nails
- 3.3 3- Shine the surface of your nails
- 3.4 4- Push your skin in
- 3.5 5- Use an initial nail liner
- 3.6 6- Putting acrylic
- 3.7 7- Prepare the acrylic materials
- 3.8 8- Fill the acrylic brush with acrylic
- 3.9 9- Place the acrylic mixture on your nails
- 3.10 10- Form the tips
How to do acrylic nails at home
Acrylic nails at home, you can mount your nails at home with practice. Read about the risks that can occur, whether for learners or non-learners in particular, before starting.
If you are cautious and not rushed, you can be as good as everyone else and all you need are some orders from the pharmacy and a little patience, Best Nail Strengthener.
Buy acrylic nail supplies
Consider purchasing several acrylic nails
If this is your first time installing acrylic nails, you may need to start purchasing tools to help you install them.
The kit contains everything you need to get started and comes with detailed instructions to help you find the shape you want. Make sure to check the ingredients so that they do not contain the MMA (methyl methacrylate) monomers because they are acrylic teeth and are very difficult for natural nails while looking for those that contain ethyl methacrylate (EMA) this is what the nails need.
Search for brands that professionals use or browse on Google for the most user recommended product.
Decide to purchase supplies separately
You may want to purchase supplies separately for more control over the look of acrylic nails. That way you will be ready when the time comes to install the acrylic after your nails grow. Go to the beauty supply store to purchase the following supplies:
Acrylic nail tips and nail tip adhesive. The ends are usually very long, allowing you to trim and cool them in the shape and size you want.
Acrylic nail clippers & files. Regular clippers and rasps are not effective with acrylic nails, they should be of (180, 240, 1000, and 4000) sandy collar. If the end result is very lumpy, you may need a rougher 180 grit sand cooler.
Acrylic liquid and acrylic powder. Mix those ingredients together to make acrylic nails. As mentioned earlier, stay away from the “MMA” monomers and use “EMA” (always read the ingredients used).
Acrylic bowl and acrylic brush. You will need these supplies to mix and apply acrylic and it will be a good choice if you purchase a container from 8 to 12.
Fingers or hands for training. We know that you are very excited to have your nails installed on your hand or another person, but before that, you must train on something that will not harm you or anyone else.
Remember that these strong chemicals may cause an allergy if you are not careful enough, so try at least 10 times on a training finger or hand.
When you reach a good level of competence, so that the materials do not come out of the training nail, install some real acrylic nails, so you can start to think of installing them in your hand. If you are not sure, do not install acrylic for anyone other than you.
How to do acrylic nails at home
Prepare your nails
1- Remove the old nail polish
Acrylic should be applied to clean nails, so remove old paint before starting. Use an acetone-based nail polish remover to remove it.
If you have old acrylic nails or gel that needs to be removed, soak them in pure acetone but don’t exfoliate and soak them until you can easily remove them. Peeling the paint will damage your nails, making them more delicate.
2- Pen your nails
To provide a good base for acrylic, use a nail clipper or clipper to trim and shorten your natural nails so that they can be controlled. It may be a good idea to leave them a few millimeters long so you can stick the ends to the finish line. Use a nail file to cool it.
3- Shine the surface of your nails
Use a soft cooler to make the surface of your nails a little brighter and less shiny. This provides a good surface for the acrylic to stick.
4- Push your skin in
You want the acrylic to stick to your natural nails, not yours, so push your skin or stylus to keep it out of the way while you take care of your nails.
Use the wooden leather pusher to push your skin inside. Metal impulse can be used but the wooden impulse is better for your nails. If you don’t have a skin impulse, a wooden popsicle stick can be an alternative.
It is easy to push the skin if it is soft and moist and not dry, so soak your fingers in warm water for a few minutes before using the skin impulse and it is best to do so that you don’t have to pay more to treat them.
5- Use an initial nail liner
This will remove the moisture and residual oils from your nails to be ready for acrylic. This step is one of the most important steps that ensure the adhesion of acrylic, so if the oil stays on your nails, the acrylic will not stick.
Use a cotton ball or prefer a lint-free paper towel to carefully scrub the surface of the nail with acetone.
The primer is made from combustible methacrylic acid, so be careful not to use too much or fall on your skin. There are acid-free liners if you are uneasy with acid.
6- Putting acrylic
Put the limbs Find the size of the ends appropriate for your nails, if the tip does not fit your fingernail, cool it down to the right size. The little is considered a little better than the very big.
Apply some glue on the side-to-side road and apply it to your natural nail so that the bottom edge of the acrylic tip is centered in the middle of the nail’s lower surface.
Hold it in place for five seconds to allow the glue to dry, do so in ten nails, and then trim the nails to your desired length.
How to do acrylic nails at home If you accidentally put the nail tip crooked, soak it in water for a few minutes to remove it, then dry your nail and replace the nail tip. Use a small amount of glue to not touch your skin.
7- Prepare the acrylic materials
Pour the acrylic liquid into the acrylic bowl and pour some of the powder into a separate dish. Acrylic is a strong chemical substance that produces toxic fumes, so be sure to work in a well-ventilated area.
8- Fill the acrylic brush with acrylic
Dip the brush in the acrylic dish, then push it down and make sure that all the stains are gone. Next, comb the brush on the sides of the bowl to remove excess liquid, then comb the brush through the acrylic powder so that a small, wet ball gathers at the end of the brush.
You may need to train several times to achieve the right ratio between liquid and acrylic powder. The small acrylic mixture ball should be wet and spread, but not very wet. Acrylic should be deviated from the brush and not drip from it.
Keep some paper towels close at hand if you need to wipe the brush between strokes so that the acrylic does not stick to the brush.
9- Place the acrylic mixture on your nails
Start with the tip line. The lower edge of the acrylic tip. Place the acrylic ball flat on the line and use the brush to spread it over the tip, then spread it quickly and smoothly so that the place between the natural nail and the edge of the acrylic is smooth. Take another acrylic ball and put it close to your skin but not too close and make small circular motions to keep the acrylic close to your skin but without touching it.
Use the brush to make the path smooth. Repeat this process with the ten nails.
Remember to wipe the brush with a paper towel after each stroke. When you learn the correct method of use, then you will not need to do this every time, so the acrylic will not catch the brush.
If the acrylic continues to brush, you can dip the brush in the liquid until the acrylic becomes wet on the brush, then wipe it again.
Make sure to use small individual strokes in the same direction to avoid clumps on acrylic.
If you have a lot of acrylic on your nails, you will need to cool it to get to the right amount required, and making small beads is easier at first.
If you apply acrylic correctly, there should be a gentle curve instead of a straight line so that the acrylic tip is similar to the natural nail. You may need to use more than one acrylic ball for each nail to achieve this.
Do not apply acrylic to your skin. You should start a few millimeters above your skin to stick to the nail, not the skin.
10- Form the tips
Now that you have applied the acrylic, use a nail file (180 grains of sand, for example) to shape the ends, cool them to the length you want, and use sandpaper to polish the surface of the nails, as the 240 grit of grit removes scratches more than the 180 grit of sand.
Finish with a 1000 grit sandstone cooler, then 4000 grit sand for more shine.
The nail can become shiny with a 4000 grit sand-like cooler as the top cap if done correctly.
Remember to use a small brush to remove excess back dust from sanding so that it does not mix with nail polish.