We get acrylic nails for many reasons including for fashion, for work, for an event, to make us feel glamorous, etc. There is no doubt that acrylic nails look fabulous and makes us feel better about our nails. Acrylic nails do not last long unless we get them filled regularly and they can sometimes hurt our fingers if they were not done right. Acrylic nails can hurt when not appropriately applied and can hurt when we remove them so we then search for how to make acrylic nails stop hurting.
Acrylic nails can hurt some individual more than others especially for the first two days after getting them done. I recommend you to seek professional help if your nails hurt for over 5 days. They are many ways on how to make acrylic nails stop hurting and we have compiled a list of the best ways. Pain after acrylic nails is something that no one likes but sometimes we just can resist the beauty of acrylic nails and endure the pain. Below are some hints on how to make acrylic nails stop hurting.
How to Make Acrylic Nails Stop Hurting
1. Why Does Acrylic Nail Hurt?
- Acrylic nails cause soreness when applied to our natural nails because the technician might have filed off too much of your natural nail off which makes your natural nail weak.
- Technicians should not use a drill on your natural nail, just a nail file that is not electric. – I did not know better when I was 18 and my technician left dents in my natural nail bed which hurt until my nail grew out.
- Acrylic hurts first day because the glue that was used might have been expired or not meant for acrylic nails. People can be allergic causing redness or many types of irritation.
- Excessively trimmed cuticles and/or hangnails.
- You or the technician might not have buffed acrylic nail enough resulting in acrylic nail being too thick. Having thick acrylic nail (plus the weight of rhinestones, etc.) might cause our natural nail to bleed because it will apply too much pressure to our natural nail.
- Our nail might also bleed if the acrylic touches your skin while being applied and was not cleaned resulting in acrylic being attached to your skin and nailbed at the same time.
– I have twisted my middle finger natural nail in high school while playing handball because the ball hit my acrylic – yes, I had extremely painful acrylic nails and fingers that week.
- Acrylic nails can hurt because it is lifting up which can result in it snagging on things and infection/fungus.
Why do my acrylic nails lift so fast?
Click here to read why Acrylic nails lift and how your acrylic can become infected.
Click here to read 5 easy hacks to prevent acrylic nails from lifting.
Can acrylic nails hurt? YES
Do acrylic nails damage your nails? SOMETIMES
How to Make Acrylic Nails Stop Hurting?
- DO NOT do your own acrylics at home if you are not experienced because that might result in a painful experience.
- Go to a reputable nail salon and do not choose a nail salon because it charges less than others.
- Be vigilante when the nail technician applies your acrylic and make sure the glue/acrylic does not touch your skin.
- Get short nails if it is your first time getting acrylics.
- Take ibuprofen to help relieve pain or any inflammatory medicine.
- If nail pain persists, go to the salon and remove it because it might be infected.
- Put your finger in cold ice water to help alleviate pain.
- Read Why Does Acrylic Nail Hurt and take those precautions to prevent your nails from hurting.
What Causes Acrylic Nail Pain?
3. Removal of Acrylic Can Cause Pain
There are different techniques on how to remove fake acrylic nails and some of the methods can cause your fingernails to pain for several days.
It is recommended to go to the nail salon to have your acrylic taken off, but you can remove your acrylic at home with acetone. Please read the following articles to see the best way for you to remove your acrylic nails.
Sore nails after manicure can make you question why did you put yourself through the pain?