Difference between various reconstruction methods

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Today I want to talk to you about the various methods that exist to reconstruct the nails and the differences between them.

Let’s start!

Nail form

This method is the most used because it is possible to obtain both a very natural result, but also an extreme one, by reconstructing the extreme forms.

With the nail form you get, through the correct positioning of it and through the pinching, an excellent c-curve.

This reconstruction takes some time to adapt the nail forms to the 10 nails, but in any case the results obtained are very beautiful.


This reconstruction is a little faster than the one with the nail form because once you have found the correct tip that fits the nail just glue it and you can proceed creating the structure

The risk is to miss the tip size.

If you choose too small it will not include the sidewalls, if it is too large it is disproportionate on the nail.

However with the tips, which are of a plastic material, it cannot pinch it, you risk creating a crease or damaging the tip, so the result will be a little less natural.

In addition, shapes such as almond, round, oval can be obtained from a square tip, however the sides will be eliminated by compromising the structure of the nail

If you want you can buy the tips already with the form.

Dual Form

This technique is quite recent.

A sort of inverse tip is used where polygel is applied.

After which you put this tip on the nail and in theory you have the structure ready. It would be enough to refine the shape and apply the color.

The problem is finding quality dual forms.

There are some too curved downwards, others too straight and therefore the structure will be unbalanced.

And here too it is important to choose the right size, otherwise the nail will be too artificial.

However, if you have excellent dual forms and excellent acrygel, this procedure is much faster than the others.

Full tip

This process is quite similar to the previous one.

You need to find quality tips, possibly with a nice c-curve, and soluble in the remover, so you have to avoid filing up to your natural nail.

You have to opaque the inside of the tip, the builder gel is applied and the tip is pressed from top to bottom, so that all the product flows on the nail plate. You cure it, holding the tip in place.

This method is also very fast because there is no need to create the structure.

But you need to find suitable tips that have such a curvature that you can create a camber yourself.


Glass fibers are thin but very resistant material.

They are applied on the free edge of the nail and covered with the builder gel

Care must be taken to position them well on the sides, otherwise the structure will be compromised.

These also allow for excellent pinching and c-curves.

Once the extension is created, the structure is created.

These fibers can be used for minor repairs, such as silk sheets that are used in the same way.

Dip powder

This is an acrylic powder, often used for coating but I have also seen reconstructions with this method.

A tip is applied, instead of the gel or acrylic this powder is used and a special glue between each layer.

Finally an activator that hardens the powder and allows you to file it.

In my opinion, this method is more slow and takes a little more time, moreover the structure created is not optimal.

Without nail form

This method is mainly used on those with very short nails, such as onychophages.

With a rather rigid product such as Acrygel or acrylic, a minimum length is recreated, right down to the fingertip.

When the nail is long enough then you can choose one of the chosen show methods.

These are the main reconstruction methods that exist.

Which one do you prefer?

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