Use to mend breaks and tears in natural nails.
What is Silk wraps?
- Silk nail wraps are a type of synthetic nail reinforcement or nail extension in which pieces of silk fabric are wrapped around natural nails.
- They’re also commonly used to provide strength and structure to brittle, chipped, split, and damaged nails.
- They can also serve as a protective layer over a broken nail or a nail that hasn’t been chipped all the way off, allowing it to grow fully without further damage.
Benefits of silk?
Great for brittle or damaged nails
- Silk wraps add structure to weak or damaged nails, helping protect them against breakage.
- How is this achieved? The resin used in this type of nail extension hardens into a solid, durable coating that helps fortify the natural nails and shield them against injuries.
- Additionally, the silk wraps themselves protect the natural nails from exposure to chemicals that can weaken them, such as those found in dishwashing soaps and household cleaning solutions.
- This way, the nails get the protection they need to grow longer, stronger, and heathier.
Effective at conceiling nail problems
- Aside from allowing damaged nails to heal, silk wraps also effectively cover up visible signs of damage like chips, scratches, and discoloration.
- Silk wraps are generally more breathable than even the highest-quality acrylic plastic or gel polish. They’re also thinner and more lightweight.
How to apply?
- Gather all the necessary tools you need, including pre-cut or full sheets of silk wraps, a nail buffer, a clear or colored top coat, and a nail adhesive specifically formulated for silk wraps such as Brush-On Glue.
- Trim your nails to your desired length, then file and buff them to create a smooth, even surface.
- Clean your nails again.
- Check the size and length of the silk wraps against your nails, and cut, resize, or adjust each wrap accordingly.
- Apply a thin layer of the adhesive onto your nails, then attach the wrap to your nail carefully.
- Seal your silk-wrap nails with a clear or colored base coat.
- Once the base coat is cured, buff your nails again.
- Follow the rest of the procedure of gel nails.