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Acrylic nails have been around for a long time. They are made from a mixture of different products including powder and other chemicals. They are not pre-mixed like gel nails. Acrylic nails are hard and durable, lasting until your nail beds grow out or until one breaks. The process to take them off is relatively simple; however, the fumes you inhale when getting them done can be unpleasant.
Pros: Acrylic nails are long lasting. They will not chip because they are made of a hard product, not a soft nail like product. They are somewhat affordable, although more expensive than a regular manicure.
Cons: Many experts have argued that acrylic nails are detrimental to your nail health. Bacteria can easily build around your nail beds, and you often have to pay extra for a traditional manicure if your want your nail beds cared for. They can look unnatural, and the fumes are unpleasant and could be detrimental to your overall health.