How to get the best from your CND Shellac manicure
We know you will absolutely LOVE your nails whilst you are wearing CND Shellac and we expect your nails to last for up to 14 days if you give them a little care and attention during that time. CND Shellac are not indestructible and should be treated as if you were wearing nail polish.
AROUND THE HOUSE
Shellac is pretty tough with normal wear and tear but needs a little added protection when doing tough jobs like household cleaning and gardening, hobbies that are rough on your hands or using harsh chemical products. We advise wearing gloves at this time as without the added protection, these jobs can mar your Shellac service.
GETTING USED TO YOUR CND SHELLAC MANICURE
If you do happen to cause some damage to your CND Shellac coating and see any of the following signs, we hope you find the below advice useful:
If lifting or peeling is noticed, please do NOT pick or pull at the area, as this will cause the lifting to increase and could even damage your natural nail. Please contact the salon so we can assess the nail and decide if a repair is necessary. Please note that repairs may be chargeable.
If you are on holiday please be careful when using sun tan oils or insect repellents as many of these products contain DEET which will cause major damage to the Shellac colour coat.
Some of the CND Shellac colours can fade somewhat if you are in chlorinated water followed by excessive sun (remember that chlorine is a bleach and sun intensifies the bleaching action). Dry your hands and nails after swimming and before sunbathing to minimise any colour fading.
WHAT PRODUCTS SHOULD I USE ON MY CND SHELLAC?
Condition your nails daily with Solar Oil. Also beneficial is the use of any CND hand and body lotion daily – we recommend Almond Hydrating Lotion as it also contains Solar Oil and CND Cuticle Eraser.
Regularly using CND Aftercare products will substantially prolong the life of your Shellac manicure and keep you natural nails and the skin surrounding them healthy, moisturised and flexible.
LET YOURSELF BE PAMPERED
If you do decide you want to remove your Shellac, please call us and let us do it safely for you at the Nail Barn. Incorrect removal at home may damage the surface of your nails. We will be able to remove you Shellac using a professional remover and give you a mini-manicure so that your natural nails look perfect.