AFTER CARE

 

 

 

NAIL ENHANCEMENTS

  • Be extra gentle with gel/acrylic nails for the first 24-48 hours. Although the material used dries in minutes, they are not very strong until the bonding process has been completed. Avoid hot baths/hot-tubs for the first 48 hours as wet heat can weaken and make the nails lift.

  • Wash hands immediately after swimming and hot tubs to remove the chlorine which can weaken the nails and fade polish colors.

  • Wear gloves when washing up, gardening or using household chemicals as exposure to these types of products can cause your nails/ enhancements to become weak and/or damaged and prone to breakage. Strong detergents such as bleach and cleaning products can discolor the nails. 

  • Oxygen can hinder the speed of the drying process so by using a cuticle oil, you help seal the nails, speeding up the curing process.

  • Use a cuticle oil daily as moisturizing your nails will encourage healthy nail growth. Make sure the cuticle oil (or any hand lotion) you use does not contain mineral oil or lanolin as these are the Number 1 causes of lifting. Some shampoos and conditioners can contain these ingredients also so check the label carefully.

  • Only use a salon to remove your nails. Removing your nail enhancements at home will certainly damage your natural nail.

  • Avoid moisturisers, sun cream or tanning products which contain Lanolin or Mineral Oil. These will cause Acrylics to weaken and ‘lift’. Wear gloves for applying tanning lotion. This can also cause staining and dullness.

  • If there are any signs of lifting or damage to the nails it is important to contact the salon as soon as possible. Water and bacteria can accumulate under lifted nails.

  • Regular maintenance of infills or professional removal is essential to keep the nail enhancements and natural nails looking immaculate. Refills are recommended every 2 - 3 weeks. If regular maintenance is not done then your nails will grow out and become weaker (due to wear and tear and incorrect structure) and the chance of breaking a nail becomes much higher.

  • Make sure your nail shape and length match your lifestyle. Nails that are too long for your activity level will place the stress area of your enhancement under too much pressure which can result in breakage and damage to your natural nail.     

*Adverse reactions can occur. If you experience any itchiness, redness, burning, tightness, swelling or soreness up to 48 hours after any nail treatment this could be the sign of an allergic reaction and the nails you had done will need to be removed immediately.*

DON'TS

  • Do not use your nails as tools.

  • Do not bite, pick at or file at your enhancements as this will cause lifting and damage to your natural nail. Do not pull backwards against the tips of your nails as this could cause injury or breakage (eg. pulling laundry out of the washing machine).

  • Do not use nail clippers or metal files on your enhancements as this can cause chipping, cracking or shattering of the nail.

  • Do not leave your hands in water for long periods of time without gloves as this can lead to the nail adhesive breaking down which can cause the extension tip to become weak and break.

  • Do not do anything which will cause strong or repetitive pressure on your nail enhancement as this can lead to cracks which can, in turn, lead to a full break.

  • Do not attempt to repair any lifting or damage to your nail enhancements yourself with glue, band aids or other such methods. Please contact your nail tech and arrange for an appointment to repair the damage for you.

PEDICURE

  • Wash feet daily and dry thoroughly. 

  • Use a foot powder if your feet sweat.

  • Avoid wearing tight fitting shoes, tights or socks too often, allow the feet to breathe.

  • Use a pumice or exfoliant on your feet weekly to keep hard skin under control.

  • Regular use of a moisturizing heel balm will keep your heel skin supple. 

  • Use moisturizing lotion on the feet and legs to keep skin soft and to improve circulation.

  • Cut and file nails straight across and keep them at a sensible but do not use metal files. 

  • Use a cuticle oil daily as moisturising your nails will encourage healthy nail growth.

WAXING

*After your waxing service, you may expect the area to be red, some may experience blood spots due to thicker, courser hair and the area may feel tender and tingle.*

 

​For the first 24 hours after a waxing service, avoid the following to prevent irritating the skin:

  • Touching or scratching the waxed area

  • Exfoliating the waxed area

  • We suggest you rather shower in a cold temperature. Ensure the water runs off the waxed area and you do not wash or scrub this area

  • Perspiration and friction on the waxed area

  • Sauna’s and stream rooms

  • Exercise, gyms and swimming

  • Sunbathing, sun-beds or any sunlight and UV exposure. Sweat can infect open follicles and heat can irritate the waxed area. Remember to book your wax 2 days before you go on holiday, to allow the follicles enough time to close and the skin to calm down

  • Applying products to the waxed area such as deodorants, make-up, lotions, soaps, powders, perfumes, self-tanning products etc.

  • Tight fitted clothing that may cause friction to the waxed area


- To soothe and calm the skin we suggest regularly applying an Aloe Vera gel. This will rehydrate the skin and sooth any distort you may experience.

- Tea tree oil can also be applied to the area for its anti-bacterial properties in ensuring the area remains bacteria free.
 

Remember, it is important to keep the area clean and dry for 48 hours after your appointment
 

3-10 days after your waxing service, you need to ensure you prevent ingrown hairs. The skin will close over the follicles and new hair may get trapped causing ingrown hairs.
Gently exfoliate 2-3 times a week with a body scrub. Start this routine 2-3 days after the waxing treatment. It is essential that you perform this routine between days 3-10 after your wax service. Remember not to over exfoliate as this can cause damage to the skin.