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How Redheads Can Get Started with At Home Gel Nails

It's essential for redheads to use UV gloves.

Gel nails are a great option for redheads who want to keep their natural nail length and shape but need something more durable than traditional nail polish. Getting gel nails in the salon can add up, so we did some digging into what you need to start doing gel nails at home

Why gel instead of regular polish?

There are a number of reasons to opt for gel nails. Not only are they more durable for breakage, but gel nails are also chip resistant and usually last about 2-3 weeks. Gel nails can also be more cost-effective because they last longer. At-home gel nails are even more budget-friendly because once you buy the tools, it’s free each time you do your nails.

How to get started: 

When doing gel nails at home there are a few things that you will need:

  • UV light
  • UV light gloves to keep skin safe
  • Strong nail file 
  • Base coat
  • Top coat 
  • Gel polish colors 
  • Acetone for removal 

If you want to get all the essentials you can try at all in one at-home gel kit like the Morovan Poly Gel Nail Kit for Nails but make sure you purchase a UV glove set too. The gloves with the rating of UPF 50+  and are certified to block 99% UV effectively. This prevents the nail lamp from damaging your redhead sensitive skin and is essential to the process. 

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Not ready to commit to a full at-home gel nail setup? Try these long-wearing gel-like options:


READ: How Redheads Can Perfect Their At-Home Manicure

READ: 7 Fall Nail Ideas You’re Going to Obsess Over This Redhead Season

Rock it like a Redhead!