Rainbow Nails' Blog

An OPI Educator's Nail Blog @ Hong Kong

What are Acrylic Nails made of?

When it comes to creating an illusion of longer and slimmer fingers, acrylic nails can do the tricks. Many sisters are addicted to get them done in the salons, since elegant nails can be so sassy and inspiring. But hey, how much do you really know about acrylic nails? What are they actually made off?

The story began with the wife of a dentist who got a chipped nail one day in the 1950s.  To comfort this poor lady, her good husband combined laboratory aluminium foil with dental acrylic and invented the first piece of acrylic nail.  Just like how they do it in salons nowadays, by mixing liquid monomer and powder polymer into a network formation which then harden, an acrylic resin was formed.  The emergence of acrylic nails in the world of beauty has later let to the booming business of nail salons.  Ever since, acrylic nails has been a favorite of  beauty queens and Smart casual ones alike. 

Acrylic nails are not just for adorning fingers though. They also have some practical purposes. Prevention of nail biting is one of them. (I guess no one will want to swallow an acrylic piece .)  For those who have trouble growing long nails, acrylic nails are ideal for nail extensions.  And what is more? Do not leave out the original purpose of repairing broken nails.

If you have a stubborn habit of nail biting, you can give acrylic nail a try.


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