Are odorless acrylics more prone to yellowing?


I’m having a huge problem with the yellowing ofmy clients’ nails. Because I work in a spa atmosphere, I have no choice but to use odorless acrylics. I have tried a few different methods, including using a gel overlay (which sometimes peels right off), however I end up with the same results: yellowed nails. Sometimes they are yellow even before the client leaves the salon. The other problem with odorless acrylics is that they never seem to set. When I file them the acrylic just clumps off.


Bruce Albert: Yellowing of odorless acrylic is usually due to contamination. Here is a list of possible causes:

• Not letting the primer dry fully before applying the product (if the primer gets blended in with the main product, yellowing is the result).

• Using more than one coat of primer.

• Mixing systems — using one manufacturer’s powder with another manufacturer’s liquid, etc.

• Using the same brush on your odorless product and traditional liquids.

• Using a dirty brush, dirty dappen dish, or dirty anything else. Old product should not come into contact with fresh product.

• Pouring used monomer back in the original bottle.

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