Nexgen nails

ShariLee

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I've done it twice And it is AMAZING! It lasts forever , but the cuticle growth shows as the nail grows . It does not chip! It does not peep! It does not show any wear except the growth of the nails over the weeks.
Anyone hear any dangerous side effects from it !!? I want to keep using it. Look it up - nexgen and tell me your thoughts
 

AddictedToGel

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I've done it twice And it is AMAZING! It lasts forever , but the cuticle growth shows as the nail grows . It does not chip! It does not peep! It does not show any wear except the growth of the nails over the weeks.
Anyone hear any dangerous side effects from it !!? I want to keep using it. Look it up - nexgen and tell me your thoughts
Hi ShariLee, I hadn't heard of it before I read your post, so don't know anything about it other than what I've just read on their website. I think it would depend on the tech doing it for you. I personally don't like nail systems that use an electric nail file. I don't see how using an electric drill on the nail bed isn't damaging to nails, so I wouldn't be happy with that step. But perhaps you can use the system without aggressively filing the nail bed? I'm not sure. That's just my thought on it :smile:
 

VodkaSoda

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There's another system that's similar called SNS. A co-worker had it done and she loved it. There's even a YouTube video showing how it's done. From the little research I've done, this us similar to acrylics except it's mostly powder form instead of liquid and powder (sorry I don't have the technical terms). The SNS stem didn't seem to drill your nails.
 

FLmermaid

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Its seems close to acrygel to me - like an acrylic and gel hybrid system and they claim they've eliminated the monomer part of acrylic L&P. But there's still an "activator", so I'd be curious to see the ingredients of that.

Yeah, sounds like there's no reason/need to take an electric drill file to your natural nails either.
 

PewPew

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Its seems close to acrygel to me - like an acrylic and gel hybrid system and they claim they've eliminated the monomer part of acrylic L&P. But there's still an "activator", so I'd be curious to see the ingredients of that.

Yeah, sounds like there's no reason/need to take an electric drill file to your natural nails either.
Yep, spot on (as usual)! It's "acryglue" or "acryfiberglass" -- a dip acrylic system using some version of cyanoacrylate that hardens with the activator spray. (I have not seen the MSDS safety info or ingredients-- this company has a lot of misinformation and hand waving in its marketing that rub me the wrong way.). Application is quicker than traditional Liquid & Powder acrylic, but tend to be less strong than L&P & less flexible than traditional UV cure gel-nail enhancements. Cracking could be a problem.

ShariLee, it's awesome that you've have a good experience with it. I agree with AddictedtoGel & VodkaSoda that the tech/nail prep & subsequent removal is what will determine how damaging it is to the nail.
 
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LVLoveaffair

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I've been doing the Nexgen nails now for about four months and at first I was really happy. My nails never grew and now they are really long! However, they are paper thin. My friend has been getting hers done for a year now and says her nails are very thick and strong underneath (every time you go they remove everything from your natural nails so you can see your own nails before they start dipping and adding the layers). When I have my nails done and they remove the nexgen- by soaking in remover and then drilling away the remainder- I'm left with extremely thin nails.


I think the lady that does my nails is too happy with the drill! The last time I went my nails felt hot while she was drilling and she was drilling close to the cuticle. She seemed surprised I felt anything. The whole point of trying Nexgen for me was to avoid the drill as much as possible. I do love not having to worry about my nails breaking or snagging and being able to clean and wash dishes without them getting soft but I think I'd rather just go back to square one and try to grow them out myself. I'll have to clip them really short though - which is the sucky part since they're like paper. :sad:
 

pmburk

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I'm interested as well. I currently wear acrylics with gel polish on top. My manicurist suggested I try the NexGen after I remove acrylics next, but I'm concerned about how it will fare on thin nails and how durable it is.
 

pmburk

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I wanted to update on this, as I switched over to NexGen nails and am on my 2nd set (I go every 2 weeks). A lot of places call it a "dip powder manicure" or another popular brand is SNS. It's essentially a very thin colored acrylic overlay on your natural nail. They market it as a "healthier" alternative as there's no UV lamp and supposedly it's infused with vitamins or something. I am not sure about that, but there's no drilling down like with acrylics, so that's a plus. I have very thin nails, and have difficulty keeping anything on them other than acrylics. Regular polish, I get 2-3 days max. Gel polish usually lasts about a week on me, and I would still sometimes get chipping. The Nexgen manicure lasts on me the full 2 weeks with only the grow-out visible. I think I could probably go 3 weeks, if I wasn't so bothered by the grow-out. It's *very* durable - no chips, no tip wear, and it stays shiny. My nails feel very hard & strong, but not thick. I also notice that it doesn't start to lift at the edge like a gel mani, so if you tend to be a peeler, that's just not an option. They remove it with foil & acetone (same as a gel mani). I'm sold.
 
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