Restoring Nails After Gels and Acrylics

Gel and acrylic aftercare at Sutherlands Hair and Beauty

There’s no doubting that nail enhancements add a touch of glamour to your nails, but if removed incorrectly they can leave your natural nails looking dull, drab and damaged. Proper care and maintenance of your natural nails after gel and extension removal is crucial to ensure they heal and look their best.

Step 1

Keep your nails short and neat whilst they recover.

File your nails to eliminate any uneven, jagged points or edges. If your nails are long enough, eliminate the damaged edges with a fingernail clipper before shaping them with a nail file. File the nails at least once a week to prevent any further breakage or damage as your nails heal.

Step 2

Apply a nourishing cuticle oil and hand cream daily.

We recommend CND Solar Oil . This multi-award wining oil contains jojoba, vitamin E , sweet almond and rice bran oils to condition and nourish. It is must whilst wearing enhancements and our recommended go to product for replenishing damaged nails.

For hand cream we opt for Jessica’s Hydracreme – sheer moisture for the hands. This unique light weight, oil-free moisturiser instantly absorbs into the skin leaving it feeling soft and supple.

Step 3

Use a targeted base coat to protect and repair.

Apply a nail solution that is designed to condition and repair the natural nail.  We suggest Jessica’s Restoration – a base coat that has been formulated to ‘restore’ post-acrylic or damaged nails back to full health. This targeted clear polish contains Coneflower Extract, Complex Strengtheners, and Echinacea to restore nails to a healthy condition. Apply weekly followed by a top coat to keep base coat in place.

Step 4

Use rubber gloves to protect your nails whilst carrying out house hold tasks such as washing dishes or when using harsh chemical products. Cleaning products contain chemicals and solvents that can worsen brittle, damaged nails.

Step 5


Supplements containing Biotin have been found to help grow strong healthy nails.

Step 6

Book in for a luxury manicure treatment at Sutherlands Hair and Beauty for the ultimate nail repair treatment. Incorporating the use of heated mitts, massage, exfoliation, cuticle and nail care. Using the Jessica Nail Care system, this treatment leaves hands feeling renewed whilst improving circulation and soothing stiff joints. For damaged nails this treatment will be finished with products specifically designed to repair nails.



Sutherlands Hair and Beauty offer nail care products and manicure treatments using leading nail brands. Call us on 01382 542369 to further information.