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natural nails vs acrylic?


Asked by maya123 at 8:10 PM on Nov. 17, 2010 in Beauty & Style

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  • natural. I have nice strong nails that grow nicely that I always keep trimmed and painted. If I got acrylics, they would just ruin my nails that are already very nice. Plus it's a waste of money.

    Answer by worriedmommy600 at 8:12 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Natural. I had acrylics once, I did not like them.

    Answer by Shines3 at 10:16 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • I have long natural nails.


    Answer by beeky at 11:49 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Natural. Acrylic can cause fungal infections and allergic reactions.

    Answer by twinkletoes0408 at 8:12 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • I have had acrylic nails for almost 30 years now, my nails would have never grown by themselves to be as long as I have them now. My nails are right under the acrylic coating, and the polish never chips, I have manicured nails 24.7 and refill them and change polish every two weeks on the dot, I love acrylic!!!!

    Answer by older at 8:13 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Never have I had any fungus or any type of allergic reaction, in all those years, so I think it depends on who and with what your nails are getting done.

    Answer by older at 8:14 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • natural

    Answer by psgilbert at 8:23 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • hahaha!! ^ i wore acrylic for 23 yrs (working in the salon, constantly in water/shampoo/ other words, lots of moisture!) and never once had a fungal infection or any sort of ''allergic reaction''(that's the first i've heard of that.) if you're getting fungus or bacteria with your artificial nails, it because the nail tech isn't doing some correctly, either in application/maintenance, or she's not sterilizing her tools/using new porous tools on each client. or you're going too long in between fills, and the nail product lifts, allowing air/moisture to get trapped.

    anyhoo, i am going natural now, simply because: 1) i can't find a nail tech who does a good job on acrylics in my temporary town, and 2) i no longer work, so its easier to keep long nails and keep them polished since i'm in less water/chemicals/etc.
    but i totally prefer acrylic..stronger, leaner and meaner. and the polish stays on.

    Answer by dullscissors at 8:17 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • older, that ''hahaha'' was not intended for you.

    Answer by dullscissors at 8:18 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Solar all the way - more durable and retain their shine. I used to go natural, but I got sick of breaking one or two and having to cut them all off.

    Answer by ShelbyShareAlot at 11:49 PM on Nov. 17, 2010