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Cure / Curing

This is the term used to describe the polymerization process for the acrylics (whether uv gels or l&p systems) used in nail coatings. A ‘proper cure’ is what should be achieved which is when, at least, 80% of the coating has been polymerised. Anything less than this is considered to be ‘under-cured’ and can cause an allergic reaction. “Over-curing” would be when the nail coating is cured in a lamp that has a stronger output than what the manufacturer recommends, and it will make the nail coating brittle.

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