What types and grains of nail files to choose?

The nail file is a tool that is often overlooked but is nevertheless one of the most important for nail professionals. Nail files seem like simple tools, and many mistakenly think that any nail file will do. In this article, the nail supply expert Maryton will tell you the grains of nail files and what each grit is suitable for.

100-grit file: 100 grit can be used to remove any excess product if necessary, on a newly sculpted nail, but you should never use 100 grit on newly applied acrylic as the vibration can ruin the not fully cured molecular structure.

150-grit file: 150-grit is good for rebalancing and shortening thicker enhancements. Just like 100 grit, 150 grit can also be used to remove any excess product if needed on a newly sculpted gel nail, but you should always be aware and never use 150 grit on newly applied acrylic, because vibration can ruin the not completely hardened molecular structure.

180 Grit File: The 180 Grit file is best for fresh extensions, which need to be filed into shape. The reason is that newly sculpted gel nails are more sensitive to vibrations, and so it is better to use a softer file, so as not to break the molecular structure. You can also use the 180 grit to blend out any tips on the natural nail and to eliminate any lift before applying new products.

240 Grit File: 240 grit is used to shorten the natural nail and file it into shape. This is the gentlest nail file and is therefore intended for natural nails. By sticking to 240 grit, you can be sure that you can file on the free edge of the nail without destroying it.

Hoping that this article has pleased you and will give you ideas! In addition, I also advise you to invest in some professional manicure sets to care for your nails.

Read also: When to wear the baby boomer manicure?

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