What Are Solar Nails?

Last update February 15, 2019

Women, as a whole, are very beauty conscious; it’s in their DNA to be mindful of their appearance and how they present themselves. This extends to all aspects of their appearance, from their hair, cosmetics, clothing, and even their hands. A woman’s fingernails are considered an extension of her beauty, and most women are quite conscious of keeping their nails in perfect order and beautifully decorated.

Real Vs. Artificial Nails

Several ways of doing this over the years have been developed, ranging from long-lasting nail polish to artificial nails. However, not all of these options are practical for all women, for a variety of reasons. Naturally, long nails can be difficult to maintain, as they very often tend to crack or break. Artificial nails also have their own sets of problems, often looking very fake and being uncomfortable to wear.

Where can a woman turn to in order to find the perfect nails? Recent developments have produced something called solar nails, an acrylic-based solution for the long-standing problem of having the best artificial nails. Solar nails are often the best option for women who are unable to have long natural nails but also are put off with the problems of typical artificial nails.

What Are Solar Nails?

Solar nails are similar to acrylic artificial nails, but have some key differences. Whereas acrylic artificial nails are often just glued on top of the existing fingernail, solar nails are attached directly to the fingernail, serving more as an enhancement for natural fingernails rather than being an artificial nail. They also maintain a glossy appearance that does not easily fade over time, which gives them another distinct advantage over standard artificial nails.

Solar nails also help give a woman’s hands a unique decorative and elegant appeal. Solar nail designs vary wildly, ranging from your standard plain fingernail appearance to highly painted and intricate designs, and even sporting various shapes. Basically, with solar nails, the sky is the limit in regards to how you want your nails to look.

Benefits of Solar Nails

There are a huge number of benefits to using solar nails over either having long natural fingernails or using standard artificial nails. One of the appeals of artificial nails is in their durability, where they are usually much more durable than natural nails. Solar nails maintain this benefit by being made of acrylic, a hard substance which is not easily cracked or broken. Since they are applied directly to the fingernail instead of put on top like typical artificial nails, they are also not prone to falling off.

Another huge benefit is the lack of discoloration that tends to occur with natural nails when using nail polish. Natural nails tend to yellow over time when nail polish is used, which is a horrifying thought to any woman who values the beauty of her fingernails. Solar nails can maintain nail polish for extended periods of time without the risk of discoloration and are even safe to use during your tanning session.

One the biggest benefits to using solar nails is in that they run minimal to no risk of damaging your natural fingernails. Instead of being glued on top of the real fingernail, which often can cause damage to natural nail, solar nails are applied directly to the nail, which makes them much easier to apply, maintain, and to remove.

Applying and Removing Solar Nails

Anyone who is interested in getting solar nails, or even learning how to do solar nails at home, will be pleasantly surprised to find out that they are actually quite easy to apply. Solar nails are nail extensions that are glued directly to the end of your natural fingernail, and then a solar powder for nails is applied on top, making both the natural and solar nails blend together. It can be tricky to do if you are trying to apply them yourself, but having someone help you makes the process much easier. They are also not at all expensive to have done in a nail salon, if you don’t want to risk making mistakes by doing them by yourself.

As for how to remove solar nails, the process is even easier than applying them. They will tend to fall off after a few weeks, but before this, you should notice that they first start becoming more flexible. You can simply pry them off without the risk of doing damage to your real nails.If you are afraid of doing this by yourself, this can often be done very inexpensively at any nail salon.

Look and Feel Great

As you can see, solar nails have a lot of benefits over main existing nail solutions, both real and artificial. You can keep great looking nails for a long period of time with little maintenance, and risk no damage to your own natural nails. Your solar nails will maintain a naturally shiny look to them, and help make you look and feel great.