How to make fake nails stay on without glue? Safety

damaged nails - Caused by nail glue

Artificial nails have become a popular solution for those who want to improve the aesthetics of their nails. While nail glue is a popular choice for securing these artificial nails, there are alternative methods to ensure the false nails stay glue-free. In this article, we'll explore innovative approaches to making sure your gel nails, stick-on nails, or short nails stay firmly attached, all without using traditional nail glue.

Double-sided nail tape

One effective way to keep false nails securely in place is to use double-sided nail tape. This adhesive tape is specially designed for nails and provides a strong connection between your natural nails and artificial nails. How to use:
  • Prepare your nails: Start with clean, dry and non-greasy natural nails. Trim, shape and polish your natural nails to ensure a smooth finish.
  • Cut and Apply Tape: Cut double-sided nail tape into small strips that match the size of your fake nails. Apply tape to your natural nails.
  • Attaching the false nails: Carefully press the false nails onto your natural nails, making sure they are perfectly aligned. Push them firmly to secure them in place.
  • Trim the excess tape: Cut off the excess tape that may be visible around the edges of the nails.
  • Sealing with clear nail polish: Apply a clear nail polish or top coat to your artificial nails and your natural nails for an extra layer of security and to prevent the edges from lifting.

Double-sided nail tape is a strong and reliable alternative to nail glue and is known to hold well even during everyday activities.

Nail Adhesive Tabs
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Nails adhesive tabs are another excellent option for keeping fake nails on without traditional nail glue. These tabs are pre-cut and designed to fit different nail shapes and sizes. Here's how to use them:

  1. Prep your nails: Start by cleaning and prepping your natural nails as you would for any nail application.
  2. Choose the right tabs: Choose adhesive tapes that match the size of your fake nails. Peel off the protective layer from the tabs.
  3. Applying tabs to natural nails: Place adhesive tabs on natural nails and press firmly to ensure a secure bond.
  4. Attaching the false nails: Carefully place the false nails over the tabs and press down firmly. Hold each nail for a few seconds to allow the glue to bond.
  5. Trim and Shape: If necessary, trim and shape the false nails to the desired length and shape.

Adhesive tabs are easy to use and provide a strong hold, making them a popular choice for those who prefer not to use glue.

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Achieving beautiful and long-lasting nail art doesn't always require traditional nail glue. With double-sided nail tape and adhesive tabs, you can enjoy the convenience and style of gel stick-on nails, stick-on nails, or short stick-on nails without the mess and potential irritation that glue can sometimes cause. These alternative methods offer a safe and reliable way to keep your fake nails in place, allowing you to confidently flaunt your fashionable nails without worrying about them coming loose. Experiment with these alternatives to see which one best suits your unique nail needs.

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