How to apply Polygel?
Paddie has created 2 methods for Polygel application. They are both visually explained in the 2 videos below. In short this is the application process.
- Nail preparation
- Apply base coat on the natural nail.
- Choose the perfect dual forms for your nails.
- Apply polygel + cure for 60 seconds.
- File to the preferred shape.
- Apply top coat.
1. Paddie method (quicker but more advanced)
This method presents the 2019 Paddie developed pattern of application of polygel directly onto the natural nail and pressing with the dual form to shape to perfection.
2. Original polygel application method (slower but easier to perfect)
This is the original application method where you apply polygel onto the dual form and shape before applying onto the natural nail. This is easy for beginners and allows room for error + correction.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do you remove Polygel?
There are 2 methods to remove the Paddie Polygel.
1. Slower but can be done at home
Simply put some olive oil in warm soapy water and soak your nails in there for 15-20 minutes.
Gently pull your polygel nails off and clean with rubbing alcohol wipes.
2. Quicker method
Easily remove the nails in just 5 minutes using our Polygel Remover Kit. See more details here ->.
Do you need to use a UV / LED lamp?
We recommend that you use one, in order to achieve the best results, in the quickest time.
You can use any UV or LED lamp. (UV lamps emit a broader spectrum of wavelengths, while LED lamps produce a narrower, more targeted number of wavelengths.)
Should I use Base & Top Coat?
It is definitely recommended to complete nail prep and use base and top coat for a better nail protection, while looking gorgeous as on day 1.
Does water affect the nails?
In short, if you used base and top coat + you have done nail prep correctly, water will not damage/change the shape of your nails.
However, we recommend staying away from extra hot water and direct contact with your nails for extended periods of time.
PS: dish washing should be fine, unless you do it for 2+ hours a day.
How much time do you need to do your nails?
Depends on the experience you have with polygel.
While it will be a steep learning curve, you can do them within 15-20 minutes after just a couple of tries.
How many nails is the tube enough for?
Based on a study carried on over 1000 subjects, we figured you will be able to do your nails 2-3 times with 1 tube.
Do u need to file
In our experience, beginners rarely get the perfect shape, without filing at least a little.
So, we recommend having a simple file around, when using polygel.
How long do they last?
Depending on the nail prep you've done + assuming you used base & top coat, they will last 2-3 weeks.
Do they damage the nails?
While doing your nails, you might need to file your natural, for better abrasion.
However, other than that, the base coat will protect your nail from any damage.
Extra: The Paddie polygel has 0 harmful chemicals, so your natural nail will be good as new, when you take polygel off.
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