Today, we will be learning about why your white nails yellow, what has caused it, how we can fix it, and how we can prevent it from happening again! For white nails and light colors, this is a common issue that almost anyone new to dipping will run into. Even nail professionals will have this issue every once in a while so don’t feel bad! Dip powders, in general, can have this problem and it is good to be aware of how you can prevent it with any future colors that you may buy from any brand :)
Because our products are odorless and porous, yellowing of the nails can occur more often with dip powders compared to other nail alternatives. It is this makeup that allows dip powder to soak off quickly and gently with acetone :) This porous structure is also what makes dip powder feel lighter and more natural compared to acrylic nails. Unlike acrylics which can cause respiratory problems, skin irritation, dizziness and headaches, dip powders will have less risk for these problems as they are odorless and made to be healthier for your well-being 💕
Unfortunately, it is this same composition of dip powder that allows easier staining and yellowing of the nails. Being involved with chemicals (like hand sanitizer, bleach, detergent, soap, etc) can result in yellow nails if it is done excessively.
A good example would be to imagine your white nails are like your white clothing. Mixing your white clothes with your colored ones will result in your white clothes becoming discolored. Over time, this discoloration will become more visible the longer you wear it. That is why we usually separate our white clothes and our colored clothes when doing our laundry so that they can last us for longer and remain new as well.
No worries! For every issue, there is always a solution. We got your back, Double Dip Beauties!
To make your white nail set beautiful again, you can reapply another white powder layer on top of your nails.
Next, apply the #3 activator to solidify the powder. (Note: Without #3, your dip top coat layer will not dry)
Final step, buff and shape your nails. Clean all the excess dust before applying the topcoat back on. *Please refer to our instructional videos on YouTube for the best shine of the topcoat finish ✨
Tip #2: If you want to prevent this yellowing from the start of your dip application, especially for white nails and pastel nail lovers, we would recommend you to clean all of your brushes in our liquid #5 brush cleaner after each use.
Carefully use a paper towel to wipe off all the color residue on the brush before putting it back into its original bottle. This applies to base coats, activators, and top coats.
If you see your dip liquids change colors from transparent to slightly colored, you most likely won’t be able to use it for your white nail application without risking the chance of it yellowing or becoming slightly discolored.
Tip #3: If you are doing white nails for your customers or friends, getting a separate set of dip liquids dedicated to only white and/or pastel nails will go a long way for you! This saves you a lot of time and hassle of having to deal with contaminated products when doing dip applications with light colors.
Also, this will keep your customers/friends coming back for more pretty nail work from you!
P/s: If you visit almost any nail salon, most nail technicians will have a separate liquid set for pink and white powders as this is to avoid contamination and will keep the purity of the products for longer 😊. Do be mindful that white nails are like white clothes. Mixing them with other shades will most likely affect how your nails will come out in the end!