The style and fashion of a woman are incomplete without doing the nails. And, styling the nails has never been so easy as it is with Polygel nails. But at the same time, you need to be very careful to apply them the right way.
A lot of women ask us we can use isopropyl alcohol for Polygel nails?
Is it recommended or not? What are the other things that you can use on Polygel nails? We’ll answer every single question in this article.
Is it okay to use isopropyl alcohol on Polygel nails
The answer is yes! It is completely fine to use isopropyl alcohol on Polygel nails.
Normally, you get a slip solution along with Polygel nails that you can use on them. The slip solution helps make the Polygel thinner so that it is easy to move around and can be applied easily. It helps you better style your nails.
Otherwise, the Polygel is so thick that it is hard to move smoothly and you’ll find it difficult to apply.
However, sometimes you don’t have access to the slip solution and that’s when you can try an alternative like isopropyl alcohol. It is completely safe and works the same way as the slip solution.
Why use isopropyl alcohol for Polygel nails
If you are thinking about why using isopropyl alcohol on Polygel nails is a better option then here are some reasons why:
1. It evaporates quickly
The best thing about isopropyl alcohol is that it has a very fast evaporation rate. Once you have applied it to the Polygel nails, it will evaporate in no time. This way you’ll be able to smoothly apply the Polygel nails.
If you will use something that takes too long to evaporate then it will impact the quality of Polygel and it’ll become difficult to apply.
2. It doesn’t affect the adhesiveness of Polygel
Since isopropyl alcohol evaporates quickly, it doesn’t affect the adhesiveness of the Polygel.
It means that you will be able to smoothly apply the Polygel nails and also get long-lasting results.
The reason is that if you’ll use something that doesn’t evaporate faster, then it will affect the chemical formula of Polygel and reduce its adhesiveness. The Polygel will become weaker and eventually start lifting and chipping.
3. It can be a cheaper option
In some parts of the world, beauty products are so much expensive that not everyone can easily afford them.
Especially if the slip solution for Polygel nails is expensive in your area then you can use isopropyl alcohol.
Why? Because it might be available for a cheaper price as compared to the slip solution. You can get the same results by spending less money.
4. It is also the main component of slip solution
Generally, people use slip solutions for Polygel nails.
But guess what? The main ingredient of slip solution is also alcohol!
Therefore, you can simply use isopropyl alcohol on Polygel nails because it will give the same results as a slip solution.
5. It gives amazing results
Isopropyl alcohol works amazingly on Polygel nails and gives very effective results.
If you are using isopropyl alcohol while applying Polygel nails then it will help you make the Polygel thinner – so that it is easier to move and apply. You can style your nails just perfectly.
If you are using isopropyl alcohol for removing Polygel then it’ll make the Polygel thinner so you can easily remove it without any hard effort.
Isopropyl alcohol is widely used for cleaning the Polygel nail brushes as it effectively dissolves and removes any frozen Polygel on the brush.
Can you use 70% isopropyl alcohol for Polygel nails
Yes, you can use 70% isopropyl alcohol for Polygel nails. It will make the Polygel thinner and easy to move around.
Whether you are trying to apply Polygel or remove it – using 70% isopropyl alcohol will help you make it thinner so that you can move it easily and do whatever you want to do.
Can you 50% isopropyl alcohol for Polygel nails
No, we do not recommend using 50% isopropyl alcohol for Polygel nails because experts say that it is too weaker for showing any effective results.
You should stick to 70% isopropyl alcohol if you want to see faster and effective results.
Can you use hand sanitizer on Polygel nails
No, we do not recommend using hand sanitizer on Polygel nails.
Since hand sanitizer also contains a huge percentage of alcohol, a lot of people want to know that: can you use hand sanitizer on Polygel nails?
Will it give the same results as isopropyl alcohol or slip solution?
Well, the answer is No!
Because if we look at the ingredients and chemistry of hand sanitizer, it is not just alcohol. Hand sanitizers also contain a lot of additives and other ingredients that can mess up with the chemical composition of Polygel and ruin its quality.
The quality can be damaged which will result in difficulty while applying Polygel nails.
Can you use acetone on Polygel nails
No, you should not use acetone on the Polygel nails.
Here is the reason why:
Isopropyl alcohol just temporarily makes the Polygel nail thicker. Once it evaporates, the Polygel starts returning to its normal thinner state.
On the other hand, if you use acetone on Polygel, it will permanently break down the structure of Polygel. Now if you’ll apply it, the Polygel will appear faded and weak. It’ll be vulnerable to cracking, lifting, and chipping.
This is the reason why we do not recommend using acetone on Polygel nails.
Can you use water on Polygel nails
No, you should not use water on Polygel nails. Why? Because water takes too long to evaporate.
As we told you before that if you will use something that takes too long to evaporate then it will mess up with the chemical formula and composition of Polygel.
Since water takes too long to evaporate, it will destroy the chemical formula of Polygeland affect the curing time of nails.
Jody Bjerke is the president of Health Care Auxiliary of Minnesota (HCAM). HCAM represents 83 health care auxiliaries in Minnesota totaling in excess of 18,000 persons volunteering in services to hospitals and long-term care facilities.