Sealing nails - 6 affordable and effective ways

Even a well-executed manicure can be short-lived. The reason for this is brittle, exfoliating and brittle nails. Sealing helps to cope with this problem. This procedure is offered by all manicure masters, but it is easy to carry out on your own.

What is nail sealing?

This term has two meanings:

  1. Therapeutic sealing. Restoration of the integrity and strengthening of the plates by applying a dense protective coating on them with therapeutic components.
  2. Cosmetic sealing of the end of the nail. Treatment with gel polish on the side of the plate to increase the durability and service life of the manicure, improve its appearance.

Therapeutic sealing of nails is indicated for the following problems:

  • bundle;
  • fragility;
  • fragility;
  • yellowing;
  • the presence of furrows, scratches and other irregularities;
  • lack of gloss;
  • susceptibility to fungal diseases.

How to do nail sealing?

The technique for performing the described procedure depends on the material with which it is performed. Among all the ways to properly seal nails, you should focus on 1-2 suitable options. It is advisable to make a choice with a manicure master. The specialist will tell you which technique will be optimal, taking into account the individual characteristics of the plates, their condition and elasticity.

Seal nails with wax

The most gentle and useful recovery method that is easy to do on your own. Natural beeswax contains valuable components — keratonin, minerals, propolis, beta-carotene and other substances. They nourish and protect the nail plates, strengthen them and give a natural shine.

Seal nails with wax at home:

  1. Make an unedged (European) manicure.
  2. Apply nourishing oil or liquid vitamin E to the periungual ridges and plates.
  3. Polish the surface with a special suede file or buff.
  4. Thoroughly rub the sealing wax into the nails.
  5. Repeat polishing.
  6. Dip your fingers for 1-1.5 minutes in cold water.
  7. Wet your hands with a dry cloth.

Seal nails with gel polish

Seal nails with gel polish

The method under consideration refers to cosmetic procedures that extend the life of the coating. There are several ways to properly seal nails with gel polish, you need to choose the most convenient and simple.

Available method:

  1. In the process of staining, bring the brush down to the end of the plate.
  2. After manicure, apply gel polish along the outer side of the nail.
  3. Gently draw a brush from the bottom of the free edge, slightly grabbing the end.

Seal nails with gel

This material is used primarily for building, but it can be used to significantly strengthen the plate. With such a coating, nails acquire increased strength for 3-4 weeks. They do not break or delaminate, they are easier to grow, and for correction it is not necessary to completely remove the material.

How to seal nails with gel:

  1. Get a European manicure.
  2. Disinfect and degrease nails.
  3. Apply base coat.
  4. Pick up a little gel on the brush and first process the free edge of the plate and its end face.
  5. Continue sealing nails, evenly stretching the material in a thin layer.
  6. Hold your hands in an ultraviolet lamp for 2 minutes, a diode lamp for 15-30 seconds.
  7. Apply top coat.
  8. Remove the sticky layer with a degreaser.

Nail sealing with biogel

This coating is made on a natural rubber base, so the plates do not lose elasticity and are less prone to chipping. The therapeutic biogel is enriched with useful components and vitamins that restore damaged horn cells and strengthen them. Sealing nails at home is performed similarly to the previous technology. There are several colors of biogels, and after fixing the transparent coating, you can make a decorative manicure.

Mineral nail sealer

The described product penetrates deep into the plates. It enriches tissues with minerals, makes them firmer and stronger. Paste for sealing nails fills voids and microcracks, restoring the integrity of the horny surface. Additionally, it gives a natural shine and slightly whitens the plates. When performing the procedure, you will need a high-quality mineral paste for polishing and sealing nails. It is sold in specialized manicure stores, it is spent very sparingly.

Sealing technology:

  1. Make an unedged manicure and file the surface of the nails (remove the natural gloss).
  2. Degrease the plates.
  3. Using an orange stick, apply a little (about the size of a pea) paste on the nail.
  4. Rub the product with a polishing block, moving from the middle of the plate to the edges.
  5. Separately process the ends of the nails.
  6. Polish the plates to a shine with a soft buff.
  7. Apply nourishing oil.

Keratin sealing nails

The active component for this procedure is a solid protein, which is part of the structure of healthy natural plates. Sealing nails with keratin helps not only strengthen them, but also restore them. This is especially necessary after extension, when the plates are thinned and weakened. To carry out sealing, you will need to make a special mixture from the available ingredients (in the same proportions):

  • keratin;
  • mineral paste;
  • wax.

How to do nail sealing:

  1. Perform a European manicure.
  2. Degrease nails.
  3. Remove the upper glossy layer (polish).
  4. Apply a small amount of the resulting mixture to the plate.
  5. Thoroughly rub the composition into the nail with a soft buff.
  6. Separately walk along the ends.
  7. Lubricate the nails with nourishing oil or cream.

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