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How Long Do Acrylic Nails Last

Before we start on anything new, we are more worried about the after effects rather than the benefits or purpose of doing the same.

You have probably come here wanting to have beautiful acrylics done on your nails but not sure how long do acrylic nails last? By the end of this article, I am sure you won’t need to ask this question again. There goes your questions and my honest answers based on the expert opinion of myself and several others in the industry.

Please note the opinion described here is backed with expert consultancy.

Should I get Acrylics done?

If you do not want to look pretty and have those shiny kissable acrylic nails, then no they are not for you. You want to have acrylics done only if :

  • You are ready to face your friends getting jealous of you.
  • You want to hear several compliments for the cute and pretty nails.
  • You have no problem with every other person in the crowd staring at your hands.

In short: Definitely yes, they are so lovely and beautiful. Forget about all the myths you have heard and the horror stories. That is not going to happen with you if you do it the way you should. You won’t regret ever getting acrylics done. That’s a promise.

For how long do acrylic nails last?

The answer to this simple question is very complex. Getting acrylics done is easy but you have to take care of them regularly or you are inviting trouble to your nails.

Acrylic nails usually last for 2 – 3 weeks before you will need little filling and fixing job done. In some cases, girls easily manage up to 4 weeks before they go for the filling.

The overall life of the acrylic nails varies from 2 to  3 months. Yes you’ll want to

get them redone after that period simply because they will lose the charm they had before.

Acrylic Nails Overall Life            2 to 3 months

Filling/fixing Intervals                2 to 3 weeks

Why filling & fixing is necessary after 2 weeks? 

Since your natural nails keep growing after getting fake nails, we will need to fill the gaps coming due to the constant growth of your nails.

You don’t just sleep in the bed all day, do you? Definitely not. You are working all day and its highly probable that you damage your nails while working. Some common examples:

  • While working out in the gym.
  • Getting your nail trapped in your car’s door.
  • Your dog bit them because they were too lovely to his sight.
  • Many more, accidents do happen.

This damage has to be fixed regularly but if you don’t do the acrylics yourself and prefer going to salon, then 2 weeks is a comfortable period. If you manage your acrylics yourself, you can do the fixing stuff every 3-4 days as it hardly takes 5 minutes of your time.

My friend goes for filling after 4 weeks! How so long ?

Filling really depends on the type of nails you have. Some people have very slow moving nails and few get their nails ready to be trimmed by 2 mm in just 5 to 6 days.

Usually in most cases, nails grow to an extent that filling becomes necessary after 15 days otherwise they start looking really bad. Yes the gap becomes quite visible. No I don’t like that at all. It spoils the entire beauty of acrylics.

Today, I saw a girl’s fake nail just fell off. Why so?

Ha ha, you must be kidding. No?

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