DND Gel

Hi, just looking for opinions on DND Gel polish if anyone has used them at all?
 

Anyone used DND at all ??
 

Thebesttech

Member
I worked for a couple of shops that used DND.

1. They're very cheap.
2. They work very well.
3. They may give you an allergic reaction if you don't wear nitrile gloves.

Are they the highest quality gels? No. But they do last around 2 weeks.

With gels like these, they don't have their own curing light so you have paint very thinly while making it look smooth. This helps with curing problems like lifting - since the gels most likely arn't cured all the way. But the thinner you paint, the better it will cure. This is the case for most gels I know of besides CND.

As a side note, Ive noticed that good nails techs can work with almost any nail product even if they are poorly made. They just make it work.
 
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Trinity

Brush Slayer Geek
3. They may give you an allergic reaction if you don't wear nitrile gloves.
Which is great for the Tech.....but what about the client?? :eek:
 

agnbeauty

Active Member
I used dnd and still have a few colors. The dnd dc line is the best for color payoff and viscosity. Dnd does have a lamp along with their system. It stays on for about 3 weeks.
 

Thebesttech

Member
Which is great for the Tech.....but what about the client?? :eek:
Thats the risk they have to take if they want to get their nails done. And really its the responsibility of the manufacturer to make sure their products cure properly.

Nail techs are very powerless in what they can do in regards to allergies for the client. Based on my research, only CND has shown that they cure properly. Is everyone going to use CND? No.

Alot of the LED lights you see on the market are rebranded lights. CND is really the only one with a bespoke lamp, which is very expensive to make.
 

Trinity

Brush Slayer Geek
Thats the risk they have to take if they want to get their nails done. And really its the responsibility of the manufacturer to make sure their products cure properly.

Nail techs are very powerless in what they can do in regards to allergies for the client. Based on my research, only CND has shown that they cure properly. Is everyone going to use CND? No.

Alot of the LED lights you see on the market are rebranded lights. CND is really the only one with a bespoke lamp, which is very expensive to make.
Thats the risk they have to take if they want to get their nails done
it's their responsibility to be informed yes, but we also have a responsibility to protect them by using only good quality products and practices.

And really its the responsibility of the manufacturer to make sure their products cure properly
. They do! By telling you which lamp to use....however Technicians....and you are one of the biggest culprits continue to ignore that advice and use incorrect lamps. You then go on to tell other techs it's OK to do it too.

Nail techs are very powerless in what they can do in regards to allergies for the client.
Absolute rubbish! Techs are the main reason for causing allergies and over exposure to clients by not following manufacturers recommendations and/or insufficient training.
 

Subo

Active Member
Thats the risk they have to take if they want to get their nails done. And really its the responsibility of the manufacturer to make sure their products cure properly.

Nail techs are very powerless in what they can do in regards to allergies for the client. Based on my research, only CND has shown that they cure properly. Is everyone going to use CND? No.

Alot of the LED lights you see on the market are rebranded lights. CND is really the only one with a bespoke lamp, which is very expensive to make.
Ikon-IQ have there own bespoke lamp to.
 

Thebesttech

Member
Ikon-IQ have there own bespoke lamp to.
I think Gelish and OPI have their lamp also but that's simply not enough. They must prove their their lamps cure their gels to at least 90% for all of their gels. I have not seen convincing evidence for this other than CND. Most of these other brands are most likely only curing to 50%, which is enough for the gels to become hard. But this leads to reliability and allergic problems.

Both the manufacturer and nail techs have step up their game. A big problem is that the profit margin for nail brands are so small that its very hard for them to invest in testing and lamp development. For example, if one company makes only 50k a year from selling their products, but making a lamp and getting testing done is 100k, whats the point of even having a brand.

Also like I said, techs make things work despite these setbacks. Thats the amazing thing.

Now that I think about it, I should go and work for DND.
 
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