Nail bed hurts with electric nail filing

viv1977

Member
Is this normal lady came and did my refills on my acrylic nail for me yesterday and my nail bed hurt as she was filing it think i am going to give it a break for a while or just paint them myself.
 

nvc nails

Member
No,this is not normal!!
You shouldn't feel pain while filing, handfiling or electric filing. Probably you were feeling the heat on your nail. That is because the electric file is too long on one place, resulting in overfiling and heatspike
 

viv1977

Member
Oh is that what the pain is the heat also she cuts the nAil down with the drill pushes it across kills my nail, tell you want iam so looking forward to learning what she should be doing when I start me course in march lol
 

nvc nails

Member
Well, all I can say is I hope you learn to do it better than her. And please, if you are on your course, don't use an efile unless you do a specific course for it. Great luck with your course in march
 

viv1977

Member
They don't use them just normal nail files
 

sianpetersx

Member
Electric drills shouldn't be used on the natural nail!! My past lecturers at NSI couldn't express this enough and it is known to cause all sorts of problems!
When getting extensions the nail should be lightly etched using a normal nail file to remove surface shine and create a rough surface for the acrylic or gel to cling to.
An electric drill is completely unnecessary for this part of the service and to be honest I think it is just lazy!
The only time a drill should should be used(if ever) is once the acrylic/gel is applied to speed up the filing time as it can take ages.
Also if a nail tech pulls out a drill, make sure they have a certificate on the wall or with them that says they have done a course and are qualified to use a drill.
Better to be safe than sorry!
Hope this helped xx
 

mybronzesun

Member
Electric drills shouldn't be used on the natural nail!! My past lecturers at NSI couldn't express this enough and it is known to cause all sorts of problems!
When getting extensions the nail should be lightly etched using a normal nail file to remove surface shine and create a rough surface for the acrylic or gel to cling to.
An electric drill is completely unnecessary for this part of the service and to be honest I think it is just lazy!
The only time a drill should should be used(if ever) is once the acrylic/gel is applied to speed up the filing time as it can take ages.
Also if a nail tech pulls out a drill, make sure they have a certificate on the wall or with them that says they have done a course and are qualified to use a drill.
Better to be safe than sorry!
Hope this helped xx
I have been certified for 12 yrs and have only used my drill to start taking down product. When you get closer to natural nail bed you use a hand file and nothing overly course. I use 2-3 different files while approaching a natural nail bed.
Never had any heat issues
 

Smuff

Member
I use my drill with a buffing shammy and buffing cream to add shine after a luxury manicure as using a hand shammy takes forever. As I believe it's usually the high street nail bars that use drills on the natural nails, I can feel the pain. Just thinking about it. X
 

Chickafish

Well-Known Member
It's not necessary, but an e file can be used on the natural nail if the correct bits and pressure are used. If a tech is correctly trained and proficient in using an e file and all the correct bits, they can yield the exact same results as a hand file. And an untrained, or not well trained tech can also do the exact same damage with hand files as an incorrectly used e file. Most techs incorrectly using an e file on the natural nails are using the incorrect grit, incorrect speed, and using too much pressure, taking off too much nail and causing pain. I believe most use a medium 180 grit bit (the brown disposable tube ones that slips on), but with high quality files like the Kupa, they do make diamond bits that come in 240 (safe for natural nails).
 

viv1977

Member
Thanks all but it shouldn't hurt thou which it does when she uses it on me to file the acrylic down
 

Chickafish

Well-Known Member
No. It shouldn't hurt. She's not doing it right.
 
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