It is important to know your nails well, to choose the right nail file.
Here are the different categories of nails that can be found:
- thin, soft, brittle, brittle or diseased natural nails
- natural nails of medium thickness
- thick natural nails
- sculpted nails, resin, gel, false nails, acrylic
Choose for natural nails:
If you have thin, soft, brittle or brittle natural nails , use our Diamancel file # 1. It is flexible with a fine grain for a soft, precise, smooth and uniform finish.
For natural nails of medium thickness , like most of us, use the flexible, medium grit Diamancel # 2 file . For a softer finish, finish with flexible file # 1. Alternatively to our # 2 file, the semi-flexible # 6 file can be used, a little more abrasive and less flexible.
If your natural fingernails are thick, use the flexible file #3 rough grit, then finish with the nail file # 2 medium grit. Finish with # 1 fine grain file for an even smoother finish.
As for the toenails , use the # 3 flexible, coarse-grained file. For a smooth finish, use the # 6 semi-flexible medium-grit file or the # 2 flexible medium-grit slightly finer file.
Choose for sculpted, false nails:
To shape and maintain sculpted nails, false nails in resin or gel , use the nail file #3 with coarse grain.
To file the acrylic nails, the best Diamancel manicure tool is the semi-flexible nail file #4, the extra-coarse grit. The work is easy with this nail file. It is the essential tool for a beauty professional to shape acrylic nails. Once nails are shaped, use the #6 semi-flexible medium+ grit file to smooth and hold over time.
For calluses on hands and either side of the nails , use Diamancel # 5 hand callus file. It gently but effectively removes dry skin from both sides of the nails. For beauty professionals, use this # 5 file to remove calluses before applying false nails.