White gel nail polish is a popular choice among nail technicians and clients alike, but it can be tricky to work with. One of the biggest issues with white gel polish is that it is prone to staining. In this blog post, we'll explore the reasons why white gel polish can become stained, and what you can do to prevent it.
First, let's talk about why white gel polish gets stained in the first place. The main reason is that white pigments are more transparent than other colours. This means that any impurities or oils on the nails will show through the white polish, causing it to appear yellow or discoloured. Additionally, many white gel polishes contain a high concentration of titanium dioxide, which can also cause staining if not applied properly.
So, how can you prevent staining when using white gel polish? The first step is to make sure that your nails are clean and dry before applying the polish. Any oils or impurities on the nails will show through the white polish, so it's important to remove them beforehand. You can do this by using a nail dehydrator or a non-acetone nail polish remover to clean the nails.
Another step is to use Aleo's Stain Resistance Gel Top Coat that is specifically designed to prevent staining. Many high-quality white gel polishes contain a colour stabiliser that helps to prevent discolouration. Additionally, it's important to apply the polish in thin coats, as this will help to prevent staining.
Finally, you should also make sure to cure the polish properly. Many LED lamps have a specific setting for white gel polish, which will ensure that the polish is fully cured and less likely to stain.
In conclusion, white gel nail polish can be a great option for clients looking for a fresh, clean look, but it can be tricky to work with. By following the tips above, you can help to prevent staining and ensure that your clients leave your salon with beautiful, white nails. It's also important to remind your clients to avoid activities that can stain their nails, such as handling certain chemicals or foods.