Among my friends and family, I am the girl with the nails. It sounds silly because we all have fingernails. But I have had hard gel extensions for years and am the go-to person for anyone when they have questions about how to get their nails done in a salon.
The point is, putting hard gel on your nails can cause damage over time. This can lead to brittle, brittle and peeled nails. In some cases, you may even have an overgrowth of hyponychium. This is when the hyponychium (the skin just under the free edge of your nail) grows and becomes thicker, which causes it to fuse with your nail and can make cutting your nails painful. It also hurts a lot if you break an overgrown nail.