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5 Nail Wrap Myths You've Been Told That Are Actually FALSE

by Jamaica Costales on Mar 08, 2022

Nail wraps are a fabulous way to dress up your nails, and it's nice to know that you don't have to be a master manicurist to have the most gorgeous tips around! From bright colors and bold prints to embellishments and more, nail wraps are the easiest, fastest way to get a salon-quality manicure in the comfort of your own home. But we can't blame you if you're a little skeptical — there are so many myths floating around out there, chances are you've read some pretty horrifying things about them. But we're here to set the record straight and debunk some of the biggest myths about this type of at-home manicure. 


Myth 1: Nail Wraps Will Damage Your Nails

One of the biggest misconceptions about nail wraps is that they're bad for your natural nails. In fact, this is the number one reason why people avoid nail wraps. They're worried that the adhesive will damage their natural nails and make it impossible for their nails to grow. But this is simply not true! In fact, when your nails are covered in a nail wrap, they are protected from breaking and chipping because the nail wrap acts as a shield for your nails. Even better — nail wraps help keep moisture locked into your nails so they stay hydrated, which helps prevent peeling!

Myth 2: Nail Wraps Take Forever to Apply

Let's just get this one out of the way right off the bat. This is a big one and something that I hear a lot. So many people have tried nail wraps in the past, gotten frustrated, and filed them away under "never again." But I'm here to tell you that nail wraps are not hard to apply! They don't take any special tricks or skills and with a little practice, you'll be applying them like a pro in no time. 


Note: If you’re a nail wrap newbie, we've put together a step-by-step guide on how to apply nail wraps to help you get started. Check it here, we also shared our tips and tricks to help make the process even easier! 


Myth 3. Nail Wraps Don't Last as Long as Other DIY Manis

This is absolutely not true! If done correctly and with a good top coat that's been allowed to dry completely before going about your day (think: getting dressed), your wraps can even last longer than salon manicures. If you take the time to prep your nails — by filing and buffing them before application, they'll last through showers, cooking and cleaning without chipping! That's way longer than any bottle of polish will last you.


Myth 4: Nail Wraps Are Expensive

Nail wraps are no more expensive than any other type of manicure. In fact, if you have to go to a salon to get acrylics or gels done can easily run you $30 to $50 and that doesn't include removing the polish, which can cost an additional $15. Compared to these salon manicures, the price of a nail wrap set is actually a steal. And if you do it yourself? Nail wraps are even cheaper than doing your own gel manicure or acrylics at home because there's no need to buy special equipment or products besides the wraps themselves — which cost as little as $6 per pack. And when it's time to remove them, simply peel off like regular polish! 

Myth 5: Nail Wraps Look Fake

Many associates wraps with the plastic-looking press-on nails of the '80s and '90s. Today's wraps are designed with a variety of finishes, from matte to glossy, and even in simulated textures such as animal prints, glitter and lace. The technology behind wraps has come a long way in terms of thinness, flexibility and adhesion.

Wanna know the truth? Nail wraps are way too cool to look fake! Everything from holographic, metallic, and matte finishes to fun patterns like color block, stripes, and geometric designs make nail wraps one of the most exciting nail trends around. See the photo below showing Pretty Fab Nails’ Blank Space Semicured Gel Nail Wraps. Do they look fake? 



Myth 6: Nail Wraps are Only for Short Nails.

Definitely not! Nail wraps are designed to fit any nail bed. Whether your nails are long or short, wide or narrow, they'll find a way to work with you. Just make sure they're applied tightly so they don't peel up at the edges.


Here’s a Fact: Once You Try Nail Wraps, You’ll Switch to It! 

Are those false beliefs keeping you from having bomb nails every day?  Well, we can’t blame you.  Like any product, there are misconceptions that are not true but we hope we were able to clear those up. 

And, if you need to be convinced more, we recommend you to try one of the best brands of nail wraps of today: Pretty Fab Nails.


Here's why:


You’re going to love it! Our nail wraps are made with real nail polish and manufactured using a revolutionary formula that makes them last longer than other brands! We also have a large selection of styles that would suit your needs, whether it's a simple design or an intricate one. Our nail wraps also come with easy application instructions and they require no drying time which makes them perfect for beginners who want to try this trend!  And the best part:  Ou nail wraps are 100% non-toxic which means they won’t harm your nails in any way! They have zero chemicals, no formaldehyde, no dibutyl phthalate (DBP), no toluene or camphor! 


Browse our nail wrap collection today, and you’ll definitely find one that suits your style!