Prosthetic nail is a beauty application that is frequently preferred by women who cannot grow nails and is very easy to access. It has become increasingly widespread with the growth of the beauty industry. 

Permanent nail polish application, which is an alternative to prosthetic nail application, has emerged with the desire of women who can grow their nails to strengthen their nails and to have fancy nails that are always ready. In principle, both applications are very similar to each other. 

Let's come to whether these two applications damage the nail. If the application is done correctly, there is no harm to the nail. Nails, like hair, have a structure that grows from the bottom. The procedures performed on the limbs with this kind of growth are performed on the completely dead and keratinous part. The wear of the treated part is also directly related to the person you will have the application done. 

It is quite simple to get rid of the worn areas. Your problem will be solved because the parts that grow and cut are disconnected from the nail. So why do your nails have an easily broken structure after removing your prosthetic nails? Why do your nails break if they are not damaging? Let's examine this.

Why are nails like paper after prosthetic nails/permanent nail polish?

In order for the prosthetic nail materials to adhere to the nail, the oily layer on the upper part of the nail is filed. This process causes the nails to become thinner. Since this layer is a very thin layer, careful treatment is required. If careful treatment is not applied, your nail will become thinner than it should be, that is, it will be like paper. 

Prosthetic nails and permanent nail polish are applications that should not be removed. Nail artists soften the prosthetic nail with removal solutions and clean it on the nail. Or it is removed with the other application, filing application. Here again, careful filing should be applied. If you remove the nail by removing the nail, the prosthetic nail will scorch a certain part of the nail bed that it holds on to while the prosthetic nail comes off and your nail will become thinner. 

At the same time, it is quite natural to feel that your own nails are thinner when you remove them after the thick layer formed by the prosthetic nail. 

Does prosthetic nail cause fungus?

Prosthetic nail basically does not cause fungus. The hygiene of the materials used during prosthetic nail application can trigger fungus. 

What triggers the fungus the most is the manicure part. In manicure or pedicure, small cracks and bleeding areas on the nail and skin become open to all germs that may come from outside. These materials, which have been used many times before, can be an intermediary that carries germs to your nail. Progressive fungus can lead to major problems that can result in finger amputation. 

Is it necessary to take a break from prosthetic nail application?

There is no point in taking a break from prosthetic nail use. The nail surface is not a living area. It does not need to breathe. Your nail grows from the bottom and the part that needs to be aired and nourished is the part where your chiticles are integrated with the flesh. In permanent nail polish and prosthetic nail applications, a very small space is left between this part and the flesh. Your nail can get the necessary air and external supplements from here. By using nail nourishing oils and creams, you can ensure that the nail from the bottom remains healthy, and you can prevent damage to the nail roots by keeping them away from chemicals such as detergents.

As a result, prosthetic nail application is not an application that damages the nail and makes it unusable, but the place of application and the nail artist who performs the application are of great importance.