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Can You Do Shellac Nails Without A UV Light?

Written by Tara

It can be applied to natural nails, soft gels, hard gels, and even acrylic nails and can last up to 2 weeks. Just like hard and soft gels, shellac requires UV light also to cure.

Thankfully, there are alternative ways to cure gel polish with less UV exposure. While only an LED lamp can cure your polish as quickly and effectively as a UV light, using a non-UV gel polish, applying a drying agent, or soaking your nails in ice water could work as well.

Generally What happens if you use gel nail polish without UV light? Not only does a gel-look polish save time, but it also saves money, hassle, damage – the list goes on – and it doesn’t cause peeling and dryness every time you take it off. We’re completely hooked. Doing gel nails without a UV lamp means finding a high-shine, chip-resistant nail polish.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Is shellac LED or UV?

All SHELLAC™ Base Coat, Colors and Top Coats can be cured in either the CND™ UV or LED Lamp.

What kind of light is used for shellac nails?

UV lamps are lamps that are used to cure UV gel nails: they emit a wavelength of around 350 nm because UV gel nails need that wavelength to cure.

How do you dry shellac nail polish at home?

It is easy to cure your gel nail polish. All you need to do is apply the polish, and then place your hand under the lamp, and press the ‘on’ switch. Keep your hand still and leave it underneath the light until the lamp goes out.

Can a regular LED light cure gel nails?

Though great in many ways, the bad news is LED lamps cannot cure all gel brands, but UV lamps can cure all LED polishes. If you decide to use a UV dryer to cure LED polishes, It may be necessary to decrease the amount of time you cure.

Is OPI gel nail polish the same as shellac?

The term Shellac is mainly used by technicians and clients to describe a gel polish blend manicure service… Essentials offers ONLY OPI Gel Polish, but most clients ask to schedule a Shellac Manicure. ( Shellac is just a Brand of a Gel Polish blend) so Shellac and OPI Gel Polish are the same thing!

Does OPI gel polish need UV light?

Q: Do I really need an LED light? A: Yes! Gel nail polish products which do not require an LED or UV light to cure are not real gel nail products—they are regular nail polish being deceptively marketed. With any genuine gel nail polish (like OPI), an LED light is a must.

Do nail salons use LED or UV lights?

Ultraviolet (UV) nail curing lamps are table-top size units used to dry or cure acrylic or gel nails and gel nail polish. These devices are used in salons and sold online. They feature lamps or LEDs that emit UV (ultraviolet) radiation.

Do you have to cure Shellac nails?

It can be applied to natural nails, soft gels, hard gels, and even acrylic nails and can last up to 2 weeks. Just like hard and soft gels, shellac requires UV light also to cure.

What is the difference between gel nails and Shellac?

Essentially gel nails use a semi-permanent gel to color your nails, whereas shellac nails use semi-permanent polish. There are also nearly triple the number of color options for gel nails as there are for shellac nails, but there are still plenty of shades to choose from for either.

Is LED light same as UV light?

Both LED and UV nail lamps emit UV wavelengths and work in the same way. However, UV lamps emit a broader spectrum of wavelengths, while LED lamps produce a narrower, more targeted number of wavelengths.

Is UV or LED better for gel polish?

The good news for gel connoisseurs, according to Elle, is that using UV or LED shouldn’t affect the outcome of your manicure.

Do you need a top coat for Shellac?

To apply your Shellac polish you will need: A Shellac top and base coat.

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Tara

I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!