How to Choose Between Gel,
Poly Nail Gel, Acrylic, or Dip Powder?
Long, gorgeous nails, perfectly shaped with perfect color that lasts – we all want them, but what’s the best way to get the look we want: gel polish, poly nail gel, acrylic, or dip powder? All four nail techniques can get you beautiful nails. Today, we’ll talk about the difference to help you make your decision.
- GEL POLISH: The main difference between gel nail polish and regular air dry nail polish is the length of time it is worn. If applied correctly, gel nail polish can last up to two weeks without chipping. But you need to harden your gel nail polish with an LED/UV light.
- POLY NAIL GEL: Poly nail gel are enhancements used to make nails stronger or longer. Gel nails are tough, but just flexible enough to take an accidental bump against your desk without breaking the nail. Poly nail gel can be the perfect nail enhancement option if you’re allergic to acrylic powder. However, don't forget to use it with nail forms and light.
- DIP POWDER: Dip powder nails are an amazing breakthrough in nail technology that gives you beautiful nails that last. Dipped nails are durable like acrylics, but they’re also flexible like gel nails. The solutions used are odorless, and they dry in just a couple of minutes without UV light.
- ACRYLIC POWDER: Acrylic nails can be done as an extension or over the entire nail, depending on the look you want, so design options are flexible. It looks very natural and can protect the nail underneath from damage. Light is not required, but you need to use it with nail brush and monomer.