How to Maintain Jamberry Nail Wraps
This page is all about maintaining your wraps to keep them looking fabulous. Since you've taken the time to properly prep your nails and apply your wraps, you'll want to wear them as long as possible (or until you are ready to change them). Knowing how to do little touch ups can save your manicure.
When I started applying wraps, my tips would lift and I could not get rid of bubbles. But, after a bit of experimentation, I figured out how to fix them so they last longer.
I've taken the guesswork out of this seemingly complicated process for you by creating videos and a step-by-step guide with pictures to help you get it right.
Watch the videos and follow the step-by-step guide the next time you need to maintain your wraps. Remember to get your free Simple Steps Guide. Need more wraps, click HERE.
1. Use soap to clean hands instead of sanitizers
Use a mild soap and water to cleanse hands instead of hand sanitizers which can dry skin and may contain triclosans, parabens, or other chemicals. Remember to make bubbles with the soap for 20 seconds to get your hands thoroughly clean.
2. Reheat and apply pressure
The easiest way to maintain your wraps if you are getting bubbles or puckering on the edges is to reheat and press them again. Depending on the condition of your wraps, reactivating the adhesive is sometimes all that’s needed. Applying heated pressure works best.
The best tool for this is a hair straightener; it heats itself and can be directly applied to the wrap. Be sure to safely maintain appropriate heat by turning it on for a few seconds then turning it OFF before pressing onto the wraps.
You could also heat a tool, such as tweezers or spoon pusher, then press that directly onto your wraps.
3. Clip the Free Edge with Nail Clippers and Refile
If your tips are wearing, you can clip the free edge with nail clippers then refile (making sure to leave a small sliver of bare nail). Remember that glass files have a finer grit and are more gentle on the wraps. Using a glass file on the tips with leave a smoother edge allowing you to get more wear out of your wraps.
4. Plastic Baggie Methods
If you have a tip that is lifting, you can use the plastic baggie method. If your wrap no longer has any adhesive (isn’t staying when you reheat and press), you can still repair it!
Apply a small amount of clear polish to an orange stick, then apply it underneath the wrap that is lifting.
Use the plastic baggie method to apply firm pressure and heat to the wrap. Keep the baggie on your nail while your wrap cools.
5. Seal the Top of Wraps with Clear Gel
An alternate method to get your wraps to last even LONGER is to apply clear gel on top of them. The gel creates a seal and protects the wrap from the elements.
PRO TIP - apply gel after your nails have grown out for a few days. This will seal the edge near your cuticle and will prevent snagging in your hair.
Maintaining your wraps is important if you want them to last as long as possible. Here is a recap of the most popular maintenance methods:
- 1. Use Soap to Clean Hands Instead of Sanitizers
- 2. Reheat and Apply Pressure
- 3. Clip the Free Edge with Nail Clippers and Refile
- 4. Plastic Baggie Methods
- 5. Seal the Top of Wraps with Clear Gel
By properly prepping nails and applying wraps using the method that works best for you, your wraps will look great. With maintenance, your wraps will look amazing for up to 2 weeks!
Wanna try these wraps? Just send me a quick e-mail (amber @ genuinelyuseful.com) and I'll let you know how to get your nail wrap sample.