How to Use Poly Gel Kit Step by Step Tutorial at Home

What’s poly gel?

If you are fond of decorating your nail, you must have heard about poly gel, which is prevalent nowadays. Anyway, what’s poly gel? It is a hybrid between hard gel and acrylic, retains all the advantages of the two, there are advantages you can't imagine. There is no exaggeration in saying that it combines the advantages of the two and eliminates the disadvantages of the two at the same time.

Comparing hard gels, polygel has stronger flexibility and is softer and durable, it will stay where you place them, making it molding easier. Comparing acrylic, it is harder but it will not harden easily, but harden under UV/LED lamp. Therefore, you don’t have to rush when using it, you can spend your time you need on molding it until you get the desired appearance. To our surprise, once cured, your new nails will be very lightweight, comfortable and beautiful, and will last for at least 20 days!

The polygel is not only can be applied as nail extension, but also can be used as glue to stick rhinestone decorations to your nail art. Why don't you try it at home at once? We highly recommend our hot polygel kit VT202215, which is designed for beginners. With this kit, you can easily DIY nails at home.

Today, I will teach you how to apply polygel step by step to make strong and long-lasting nails.

How to apply poly gel step by step:

Step 1:

First of all, gently clean the natural nails, remove dead skin and cuticle surrounding the nails. File the surface of nails to make sure that the rough surface has better adhesion and can better carry out the next step. Please choose a darker place as poly gel is sensitive to light.

polygel tutorial nail prep

Step 2:

Apply the base coat provided in our kit to protect your natural nails and enhance adhesion between nails and nail extensions. Cure it under UV/LED lamp for 30 seconds. The gel will adhere to the place where the base coat is applied, so please apply it evenly.

polygel apply base coat

Step 3:

Choose the best form to fit each finger from the nail box, usually leave ample space between the model and your natural nails for the nail extension. Take a small amount of gel out of the tube with the spatula tool and apply it to the dual form. Using the brush and slip solution in our kit to extend the width and length of the gel, please be sure the poly gel should be thickest in the middle of the form.

Then gently press down the rest of the nail to push out any air bubbles, note that bubbles will cause lifting. Turn the nail over and smooth out the back of the poly gel to make it smooth. Then clean the nail form’s edge to make sure the gel is even just like the natural nail.

how to use polygel dual forms

Step 4:

Cure it at least 30 seconds in an LED lamp or 2 minutes in a UV lamp to complete curing the nail extension. After that, gently move the edge of the nail model until it pops out.

cure polygel under uv lamp

Step 5:

After finishing all the nails, file and shape the nail, then wipe off the nails to remove the adhesive layer. Apply the top coat in our kit VT202215 and style your nails with nail polish, rhinestone and other decorations.

shape the polygel



Q: My nail model is difficult to install, what should I do?

A: Nail forms have different sizes and shapes which can meet the needs of most users, but it may not meet the needs of everyone who may not be able to find a nail form that suits them. It is highly recommended that you go to a local store and try the nail forms there on your hands and make a purchase.

Q: My nail extensions fell off after a while, what should I do?

A: If your poly gel pops off, please don’t use too much slip solution which can make popping. You can reduce the amount of gel and give it a try and practice makes perfect, use more, you can master the method. Besides, make sure there are no bubbles between your nail and the nail form.

Q: Can I cure it directly in the air without using UV/LED lights?

A: We have introduced the difference between poly gel and hard gel, acrylic. Curing with UV/LED lights will make nail extensions stronger, so it is more recommended to cure under UV/LED lights.

Q: How long does poly gel last?

A: Poly gel can last about 21 days if you apply it properly.

Q: How to remove polygel nails at home without damaging nails?

A: There are two effective ways to remove poly gel nails without damaging your natural nails at home. You can remove it with a drill machine or acetone. We will introduce the two ways in our next post.

Just say goodbye to your nail salon visits and create the most gorgeous nails with our 13pcs nail extension poly gel set VT202215. It’s perfect for nail beginners. $42.99 only, plus free shipping. JUST GRAB NOW!


1 comment

Christine Houchen
Christine Houchen
Can you use regular nail polish over top of poly gel? Say for example I used the poly gel on my nails, but I want to paint over them with a regular polish- can I?

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