If you are a person with nails that easily crack or break, investing in artificial nails would be a good idea. You can get them anytime you wish but you should not do it without taking the necessary precautions.
You should check out if you do have some allergies in the products that you are going to use. It would be better if you will first apply a product to one of your nails and wait for several days to find out if something will happen, particularly if a reaction would take place.
If in case you want to do it at home by yourself, make sure that all the things which you will use have come from a reputable company. You should read the instructions very carefully and clean your hands before you begin. Cleansing the space between the natural and artificial nails will help you avoid infection.
While placing the artificial nails, be extra careful so that they will not break. This thing normally happens when too much pressure is applied. Bear in mind too that they should not be worn for more than 3 months.
After 3 months, you should remove them and allow your natural nails to rest for a period of one month. This will help in keeping them healthy.
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