If you’re interested in trying BIAB for yourself, why not get in touch with the team at our Plymouth nail salon to find out more.
Like you, we love a good excuse to spoil ourselves, and there’s no better one than pampering your nails. We’ve all been tempted by the promise of stronger, longer, healthier nails – but it’s not always easy to know who to trust. In this article we discuss BIAB, what it is and the benefits of having a nail extensions treatment with BIAB.
What is BIAB?
BIAB (Builder in a Bottle) is the flagship polish of The Gel Bottle. It’s a pigmented, flexible, strengthening gel that can be built up to create a beautiful shiny and even nail. It contains a base and primer in the gel itself so not only does it strengthen, it also nourishes the natural nail. BIAB can be used alone or as an extension of your natural nail for extra strength. As it comes in many nude shades, it’s often used as a standalone product too.
What are the benefits of BIAB?
BIAB can create looks reminiscent of our favourite classic gel manicures or nail extensions—but what are the benefits for your natural nails? If you love the look of gel manicures, but don’t want to subject your natural nails to harsh chemicals then BIAB is your answer. BIAB gels are formulated with the same ingredients found in other salon treatments, and can create unique nail designs – or imitations of gel manicures. The good news: stylists can use them over and over again.
Who is BIAB suitable for?
BIAB’s nail extensions are a great solution to many nail problems, including thin nails, brittle nails and damaged nails. They can also be built up to create an extension where length might have been lost from biting. BIAB is much stronger and resistant to biting than natural nails, which means your nails will be able to (finally) recover and grow longer if your a nail biter.
How long does BIAB last?
The BIAB treatment only lasts around three to four weeks, then it can be either soaked off and re-done, or infilled. To fully restore the nails to a perfect look, we’d recommend regular appointments every 2-3 weeks.
BIAB Aftercare – what you should and shouldn’t do?
Avoid excessive heat (tanning beds, hot baths, hot tubs and doing the dishes) for at least 24 hours after your appointment. Use cuticle oil every day to keep the nails well hydrated and to stimulate nail growth. Always wear gloves when doing housework& gardening, and wash your hands if you have come into contact with chlorine, bug spray, or sunscreen. If you want to remove the product from your nails, go back to the salon – never try to pick off or remove it yourself as this can damage the nail bed.
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Can you make nails longer with BIAB? ›
Can I extend with BIAB™ ? Absolutely! BIAB™ extends beautifully over nail forms and creates a strong, restorative extension which not only does not damage the nail - but actually enhances it's strength and growing capabilities.How can I make my BIAB gel last longer? ›
If you want to extend the life of BIAB, you can have an appointment for infill of the regrowth, which is actually one of the key benefits for nail health. "Since the product can be infilled, it reduces damage to the natural nail caused by removing gel polish," explains Nicholl.Does BIAB make nails weak? ›
It works like a gel but it dries strong and durable, meaning you're less likely to chip between sessions. Almost all treatments pose a risk to your nail health, but BIAB works differently from the gel polish you might be used to, and can actually strengthen your natural nail rather than weaken it.How does BIAB help your nails grow? ›
It provides armour for nails which are prone to bending, snapping and chipping, allowing them to grow longer. Like a gel mani, it's cured under a UV lamp and comes off in the same way, via filing and soaking with acetone. It's gone viral on TikTok with hashtag #biab reaching over 128 million views.Can you make your nails longer with bio gel? ›
Bio Sculpture Gel Helps With Healthy Nails
The application treatments also don't need dehydration prior to application or excess buffing to work. By using Bio Sculpture Gel, you can help strengthen your nails and help them grow longer and healthier.
BIAB can be used as a base coat, meaning it goes straight onto the nail bed and bonds to it under UV or LED curing, effectively adding another layer to the nail to strengthen it. We can even use two to three coats on weaker nails, which can make the nail virtually indestructible!How can I make my bio gel nails last longer? ›
- Have the Manicurist Push Back Your Cuticles Beforehand. ...
- Apply Cuticle Oil Daily. ...
- Be Gentle with Your Nails. ...
- Minimize Exposure to Hot Water. ...
- File Down Your Tips. ...
- Do a Reverse French.
If your BIAB nails keep lifting, there are a few things you can do to fix this. Remember to remove all the cuticles on the nail plate (sometimes it is not visible). Use a cuticle pusher, then buff away the rest with a nail file.Can you extend the length of gel nails? ›
Gel nail extension is a process that involves hard gel built on a natural nail and cured with UV light. The manicurist uses a nail form, which is a sticker that goes under the free edge (the tip) of the nail, to extend the length of the nail.What are the cons of BIAB nails? ›
The beauty of BIAB is that is can be used on its own or as a base underneath gel nails to minimise any damage gel polish may cause. The only downside is that BIAB sometimes does not fit into the edges or creases like gel or shellac does. However it does dry harder, meaning it is more durable against chipping.