There are currently three types of glue for press-on nails on the market: jelly glue patches, liquid glue, and new solid glue.
First of all, jelly glue patches are the most commonly used ones. Jelly glue patches are easy to apply and easy to remove. When taking it off, you only need to soak it in warm water for a few minutes, and the nail piece will naturally loosen. Then remove the nail piece with your hands, and then tear off the jelly glue patch covering the nail with your hands. However, just because the jelly glue patch is easy to remove and does not hurt the nails, it also has a fatal drawback: it is easy to fall off. The jelly glue patch lasts for 3 or 4 days at most, and sometimes it falls off after a hot bath. So, if you choose to use jelly glue patches, I recommend that you only use them on the day of the event and take off the press-on nails afterward, or try to avoid exposure to water to avoid losing the nails.
Hana is currently working on improving the stickiness of jelly glue patches. Hana's glue R&D team expects to launch new jelly glue patches in December 2023. They will have stronger stickiness while retaining the advantage of being easy to remove.
Secondly, when you paste press-on nails, another glue option is liquid glue. The liquid glue is very strong and can last for more than half a month. However, liquid glue also has many shortcomings: it is difficult to remove, and if you want to remove it, you must use a professional glue remover (which needs to be purchased separately); it is easy to damage your own nails; the liquid glue on the press-on nails is difficult to remove after it solidifies, making it difficult to remove the glue. Nail plates cannot be used again. In response to the shortcomings of liquid glue, Hana launched a peelable base glue product as a pre-use product for liquid glue. Peelable primer refers to a primer film product that can be torn off by hand after it solidifies. It can protect your nails from being damaged by liquid glue. Users of peelable base glue can first cover their nails with a layer of peelable base glue, and then use wear nails coated with liquid glue. However, this still cannot prevent press-on nails from being damaged by liquid glue, and the Hana product team is working on new strategies to solve this problem.
Finally, there is this year’s new product in the nail industry—solid glue. Solid glue is a kind of glue that is not sticky in the unsolidified state. The solidification of solid glue requires the use of ultraviolet light. Users need to dip a small wooden stick into a little solid glue, place it on the bottom of the nail piece, and then slowly cover the nail piece from the bottom to their nails. After covering, use a small wooden stick to remove the overflowing solid glue on both sides of the nail piece, and then irradiate it with an ultraviolet lamp for 2 minutes, and the solid glue will solidify. The stickiness of solid glue can last for about half a month and is more friendly to your nails than liquid glue. However, removing solid glue requires soaking in warm water for a longer period of time to soften the glue. Hana Solid Glue was tested on 100 people, and each person's nail polish lasted for more than half a month while taking a hot bath every day.
Generally speaking, if you want to use press-on nails for a single day, choose jelly glue patches, and if you want to use them for a long time, choose liquid glue or jelly glue. Everyone must choose different types of glue according to different needs to prevent nail patches from being lost.