1. What is polygel? Polygel is a type of nail enhancement product that combines the best qualities of acrylics and hard gels to create a flexible, durable, and lightweight nail application. It is easy to apply and provides a more natural look.

  2. How do you apply polygel? To apply polygel, you first need to prep the nail by cleaning and lightly buffing the surface. Apply a base coat and cure it under a UV lamp. Then, squeeze the polygel onto the nail, shape it using a brush dipped in a slip solution, and cure it under UV light. Finish with a top coat and cure again.

  3. Is polygel better than acrylic or gel? Polygel is considered better by some because it is lighter and more flexible than acrylics, and it’s easier to apply without the strong smell associated with acrylics. It also tends to be stronger than traditional gel nails.

  4. Can polygel be used on natural nails? Yes, polygel can be applied directly to natural nails. It adds strength and durability, making it a good choice for those looking to enhance their natural nails without extensions.

  5. How long does polygel last? Polygel nails can last up to three weeks or more with proper application and aftercare. The longevity also depends on how fast your natural nails grow and how well you avoid activities that might cause lifting or chipping.

  6. Is polygel safe for your nails? Polygel is generally safe for your nails as it is less abrasive than acrylics and doesn't involve the same kind of harsh chemicals. However, proper application and removal are crucial to avoid damaging the natural nails.

  7. How do you remove polygel nails? To remove polygel nails, you should file down the bulk of the material and then soak the remainder in acetone. This process should be done gently to avoid damage to the natural nails.

  8. Can you paint over polygel nails? Yes, you can paint over polygel nails with regular nail polish or gel polish. Ensure the surface is clean and dry before applying nail polish.

  9. What makes polygel different from builder gel? Polygel is generally thicker and easier to manipulate than builder gel, which makes it easier for beginners to use. Polygel doesn't move until it is cured, so it allows for more precise application.

  10. Do you need any special tools to apply polygel? Yes, you typically need a few specific tools to apply polygel properly, including a UV or LED lamp for curing, a nail brush, and a slip solution to shape the polygel without it sticking to the brush.