Nail shielding: what is it? How to make? What are the benefits?


A nail that was stronger, therefore less brittle; a nail that would guarantee greater durability of the enamel . Sounds like a dream to many women, doesn’t it? But we can say that all this is fully possible using the nail shielding technique .

This method is becoming more and more famous and common among artists and celebrities. And it arrived in salons across the country to end the torment of those who suffer to have their hands and feet with beautiful and resistant nails.


In this article, we’ll learn a little more about the problems that affect nails and about shielding, which promises to give you the solutions.

Why do nails become brittle and weak?

Fragility and tendency to nail fragmentation is a very common problem, although not serious. It can worry the suffering person because of its aesthetic implications and the difficulty of carrying out many daily tasks.


The causes of breakage and weakness can be local, that is, by harmful agents that directly affect the hands and nails. Or they can be systemic, as a reflection of diseases in general. These diseases compromise flexibility and hardness, causing deterioration.

Any inflammatory or infectious process of the fingers can produce transient changes. These usually disappear progressively when treated.


But in many other cases, the nails show changes and a tendency to split or fracture. It happens in the face of friction or minor trauma, common in everyday tasks. In these cases, the problem may be in general diseases that affect hands and feet such as anemia or kidney disorders. How do nails break?


Unfortunately, there is no specific test that simply determines the origin of nail fragility. The diagnosis of each patient must be individualized and guided by the specialist.

Interestingly, it is possible that the patient himself is the main cause of the problem, due to the repetition of unconscious habits or “tics” in which he manipulates, or damages, his own nails. Therefore, the improvement is surprising when the individual realizes the problem and eliminates the harmful habit.


All people with fragile nails must maintain a series of simple hygienic care. But they must be followed scrupulously as a fundamental part of solving the problem.

Nails should be kept clean and short by filing the edge periodically. In addition, repeated immersion of hands in water and contact with soaps, detergents or chemicals in general should be avoided.


It is advisable to wear rubber or plastic gloves as long as they have an inner fabric cover. Wearing gloves with the damp insides of perspiration can make the problem worse.

Protection creams or “white gloves” are composed of glycerin and silicone. They protect the hands and nails, only partially and for short periods. Under no circumstances can they replace the continued use of traditional protective gloves.


Why do nail polishes last so short on nails?

Likewise, if you go for a manicure or do your nails at home, you may experience the problem of nail polish peeling off quickly. However, if you don’t make any of the mistakes we’ve listed below, you can make it stay intact longer.


Sand the nail surface

Surface sanding can be a serious mistake that is made, especially when doing nails at home. This removes the natural protective layers and makes it easier to cut or peel, lifting the nail polish and ruining the entire job.


Apply baseless nail polish

Placing nail polish directly without a base can be a big problem. This will weaken the nail as the base is not protecting it. In addition, the base helps to set the nail polish color. Without it, the pigment starts to fade much faster.


Polish with poor quality

Using too thick nail polish or applying too thick layers can cause some parts to peel off quickly. Old nail polishes are generally lighter and have lumps. This favors the film to rise. Preferably, always use a new, light consistency nail polish.


Shake hands to dry the nail polish

Moving your hands around a lot while waiting for the paint to dry can be a bad idea. Even painting them in a windy place, where the bubbles that disfigure the enamel tend to be less durable. Any kind of surface imperfection is a potential problem. So, try to wait for the nail polish to dry before moving your hands. The air, even blown with the mouth, can leave residues in the paint and these will spoil the enamel.


Apply nail polish in warm places

Painting your nails in very hot places is not advisable. Also, the same heat from your hands can cause bubbles to appear in the nail polish. So, try to do it in a room with a mild or cool temperature to ensure best results.


Apply a lot of nail polish to the tip of the nail

Focusing on applying more nail polish to the tip of the nail is usually a very common practice, but the least advisable. This is the region that is most prone to bubbles, so it will come out much faster.

apply a lot

Do not overdo the amount of paint applied based on the nail or the number of coats. Preferably use a nail polish that can be applied without repetition.

Nail shielding: solution to all problems

Nail shielding is understood to be the aesthetic procedure that aims to solve the problems of brittle, weak nails that do not hold the enamel. In this technique, the entire nail coverage is prepared with specific products made of acrylic or gel.


This is a viable alternative for those who are not comfortable with stretching, but want to have a nicer and longer nail. Nail shielding benefits the natural way of growth. This is because it does not allow the nails to become chipped or broken. Automatically, nail polish on a smoother nail with sealant tends to last longer.

It is important to emphasize that with this shielding, the duration of the enamel reaches up to twice as long as in its natural form. This is amazing in terms of beauty maintenance and economy. You’ll have perfect hands and feet for much longer!


Heads up! We must point out that this procedure cannot be compared or confused with the stretching or placement of false nails . Nor can it be considered a treatment either. Nail shielding is purely aesthetic, which contributes to the improvement in terms of size, weakness and durability of the nail polish. Never substitute any medication or abandon a treatment prescribed by your doctor.


Nail shielding step by step

  1. The manicurist will apply a base coat “ Protein Base ”, where protection will be provided so that there is no breakage, in addition to making the nail stronger.
  2. Then apply two more coats of nail polish (of the chosen color).
  3. At the end, apply a layer of Super Duper Top Coat , which protects and promotes the gloss effect on the nails.
  4. Ready! Your nails are already protected and strong, in addition to lasting much longer!

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