Extension of nails is a rather laborious process that requires a serious and responsible approach. Beginners have a hard time, because to understand all the subtleties, terms and definitions, you need to spend a lot of time. Sometimes the line between the names of some products is very thin and almost indistinguishable. I would like to pay special attention to the concepts of "primer" and "bonder". Let's talk about their main differences and the specifics of using these tools.
Bonder - a preparation used to bond a natural nail and artificial material.
Primer - an agent used to pre-prepare the nail before applying the artificial coating.
The word "bonder" can be literally translated from English as "binding, fastening, linking". That is, in nail extension, this tool is used to improve the adhesion of the natural nail plate with artificial material. In addition, the bonder also helps to prevent further flaking of the artificial surfaces. It has a sticky helium texture, which is why it got its second name "double-sided tape". After applying the bonder, it is necessary to dry the nails under the lamp for about three minutes.
A primer is a primer used to cleanse, dry and degrease the nail. It evens out the pH balance and removes excess moisture from the natural surface. As well as the bonder, the primer improves the adhesion of the surface of the artificial nail plate. As a rule, it dries almost instantly and does not require additional drying under the lamp. Often used in conjunction with a bonder. It is applied in the first layer as a cleanser and degreaser.
- Bonder serves as a bonding agent, while the primer is used primarily to cleanse and degrease the nail.
- The primer is able to equalize the pH balance of the nail plate, the purpose of the bonder lies elsewhere.
- Bonder has a sticky gel texture and, unlike a primer, requires additional drying under a lamp.
- The primer is a preparatory step before applying the bonder.