Monday, January 19, 2015

What materials are used for nail?The difference between acrylic and gel. Myths and facts

In the article about the capacity we have examined than the capacity differs from modeling, what forms and tips.

Now I would like to talk about what materials you build/modeling nails.

Today there are two material - acrylic and gel. Someone might say - and how bio-gel? Because they strengthen also increasing! Yes, build up, but is this material to the category of gels. So materials still two - acrylic and gel.

Both material and gel, and acrylic polymers, which belong to the group of acrylates. Both products have a similar structure and differ only in the method of polymerization. So acryl polymerized "in the air", using thermal energy, and the gel is polymerized in the UV lamp, thanks to the added part of photoinitiators.

UV lamp for curing gel no way affects the skin, does not cause sunburn and cancer respectively. The lamp uses a completely different wavelength of ultraviolet light than the sun and does not affect the melanin in the skin. This information is for those who are afraid of the gel, and therefore bio-gel and gel-Polish - NOT DANGEROUS! Dear readers, it's not in the imagination of the author, and the banal physics))))

Why acrylic seems to be stronger than gel? In fact, the fragility of nails not so much from the material depends, how much from properly structured architecture of the artificial nail. But still, even when working with the material feeling is that acrylic is stronger gel. And this, friends, is chemistry. Different crystal lattice of the material. Here and are the myths about the "fragility" and "porosity" of the gel.

And so the myths that through these so-called pores the natural nail breathes... Nowadays I always thought that this myth can be confused brain children, who have not passed the biology course. But it turns out many adults still believe in this story.

Note the matrix is the main part of the N. It is through this area goes to nail the nutrition and oxygen. The part of the nail, which we see (nail plate) - it's dead skin cells! Dead - they do not need, nor power, nor breathing. It is for this, after, for example, poor capacity and/or remove, correct to speak not about the restoration of the damaged nail, but the full update of the nail plate. The so-called damaged part will not be restored in any way! Just crested!

Let us return to our sheep, I mean materials.

The second difference, which actually depends on the composition, it is the consistency of the material.

Gel - "ready-to-eat product, which is immediately applied to the nail and polymerized by exposure to UV rays.

With acrylic, the situation is somewhat different. Before you Cup of liquid (usually volcanica liquid) and the jar of powder. When a certain ratio of the liquid and the powder is formed of a polymeric bead, a master spread on the nail. As polymerization occurs under the influence of heat, then the master must have the skills and speed to maximize ideally put the nail as acrylic compared with the gel difficult subject "police". And of course with the gel you should try to lay out the architecture of the brush, not a file, but to correct the error with the gel easier than acrylic.

Also acrylic nails are often more expensive than gel, but not so much because of the composition, but because of the difficulty of working with the material.

As you can see, the difference in chemical and physical reactions, with the same result - in the hands of a skilled master any material you can create the most natural and masterpiece nails. Good luck with your masters!


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