What is the difference between acrylic nails and solar nails?


Quick Answer

Solar nails are composed of a product that is slightly different from that in acrylic nails and are an improved version of the latter. As compared to acrylic nails, solar nails require refilling only once in three weeks, do not need polish application, can be applied quickly and last longer.

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Solar nails is actually the brand name of Creative Nail Designs. While they are quite similar to acrylic nails, the composition is slightly different.

Acrylic nails are made by brushing a mix of a powdered acrylic polymer and a liquid acrylic monomer on the nails. Multiple layers of the acrylic may be applied to create a hard and durable nail. On the other hand, solar nails are created through a two-step application process that involves the brushing of a white layer and a pink acrylic layer over the nails.

Acrylic nails are quite popular and inexpensive, but need to be filled in every two or three weeks. They can get lifted off and if not applied well, tend to look artificial. In comparison, solar nails look very natural, are cheaper as they need refilling only once in three weeks and are longer lasting as they do not chip or lift off. Also, solar nails do not yellow during tanning, are easy to maintain and are suitable for women on the go.

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