A magic wand really exists, at least in manicure. This is a buff and it is vital if you want to have beautiful well-groomed hands. A good manicure without a buff is simply impossible, this universal device performs many functions in manicure for natural and extended nails. The right item and using it according to all the rules will prepare the nails for any chic coating. If you want to know why you need nail buffers, why it is so good, and why it should be in the manicure set of any fashionista – let’s find it out right now.
The secret is that it is usually a bar, each face of which performs a specific task, and it depends on the different abrasiveness of the faces.
What is each item for?
the first side is a regular emery board to create the desired shape, they can be shortened, trimmed;
the second one is used to remove irregularities on the plate – burrs, roughness;
the third grinds and removes small flaws;
the fourth polishes the plates gives them a nice shine.
The range of buffers in the MAKEUP store is significant, they differ:
according to the form;
by the material;
according to the degree of abrasiveness;
according to its functions.
Let's consider the main characteristics of buffers
Working surfaces can be:
styrofoam (plastic)– popular, cheap, durable. They can be sterilized;
silicone products can also be washed and disinfected. They are durable, inexpensive;
suede- may be designed with handles, the quality is average, it is impossible to carry out disinfection;
a buffer made of fabrics is of good quality, suitable for natural nails, elastic, but the cost is higher, especially with a silk coating, it is impossible to sterilize.
How to use nail buffers
Provide step-by-step instructions on how to use it when you get ready for a manicure:
apply it to cover the entire surface of the plate;
it is advisable to perform a minimum of clicks;
do it carefully, in the same direction, with long movements, trying not to dwell on one and the same place;
you cannot change direction;
the reusable instrument needs care and disinfection.
The different functionality of the faces is explained by the different degrees of abrasiveness, that is, the size of the grains (pores) on the surface. The abrasiveness determines the stiffness of each face and is measured in grits. Consider the classification of abrasiveness and the functionality of the faces:
60-80 gr. These are hard options for rough polishing of extended and artificial nails, performing a pedicure;
100-150 gr. These are suitable for correcting extended nails before applying gel polish, you can adjust and extend with acrylic or gel plates;
150-240 gr. You can cut down a natural nail and an artificial one, file the tips of natural, polish;
300-450 gr. This is for a natural manicure, for delicate work with it. The grain size is fine, soft polishing of the surface of plates is possible.
A good quality product will help to thoroughly polish the plate for covering with gel varnish, it will firmly lie on the surface. The period of use of gel polish will significantly last, but it is necessary to take into account the condition of the plates — if they are thin, the buffer should be softer.