Wednesday, 28 July 2010
So I was watching the news today, and this report on ABC7 and Consumer Reports, say that gel nails are harmful to your health. If you listen closely, she said the 'acrylic gel' and 'metal filer' was used.
OK well, one the lady who got her nails done should have done her homework like a lot of people before getting something she normally doesn't get. Two, it looks like she went to a 'cheap' salon to get them done. I've walked into tons of salon in my area and none of them use a metal filer, nor do they mix the acrylic with the gel for manicures. For the past year, actually, a majority of the salon's here require you to buy a manicure pack from them for $10 (or so), so that it's yours and have not been used on anyone else's nails.
No I'm not an expert, but this report may leave those who are un-educated in the cosmetic department, a bit weary of getting gel nails. This is purely a technician fault and not a product fault. The nail tech filed to hard with a metal filer, used acrylic/gel on her nails, causing the reaction. They shouldn't even call it a 'gel manicure' if she also used acrylic.
I had gel nails and they didn't mix any acrylic. I've had acrylic nails and they don't mix gel in it. I don't know, but this 'report' seems to be flawed. At least admit it was the technician's fault and not the product fault. Also, the gel used by professionals have websites that explain what's in their product: IBD and CalGel. From what I saw on their websites you can only get their products too if you're a professional.
So to those who are looking into getting either gel or acrylic, do your homework. LoL I mean really your lack of research may be the end of your fingers :P There are plenty of forums and/or websites online for you to ask around.