It is impossible to make shellac at home without an ultraviolet or LED lamp - it simply will not hold. If you couldn't buy a ready-made shellac set with a lamp, you can pick it up separately. You need to choose a shellac lamp taking into account the basic parameters - power, the presence of a timer and a fan.
The nail extension lamp performs the following functions: it polymerizes gel, gel polish (shelllock) and biogel. The more powerful the lamp, the less time it takes to dry, but the harmful effect can be increased. To avoid the risk of unnecessary radiation exposure, shellac lamps are equipped with timers that limit the operating time. Such models are very convenient - because there is no need to keep track of time, which is not always convenient with one hand. The built-in fan helps speed up the process.
Types of shellac lamps
- Ultraviolet (UV) models. They are powered by ultraviolet radiation and are portable and inexpensive. In addition to drying the gel, it disinfects, disinfects and replenishes the lack of vitamin D in the nails. It is important to understand that long-term work can negatively affect health, so it is better to choose it for a one-time home use.
- LED lamps are considered more modern, they work on semiconductor LEDs. Such models are much more powerful, a 9 W lamp acts similarly to a 36 W UV lamp.
The best shellac lamps
UV lamps 36 W. The SD-3608P with touch screen and electronic timer adjustment from 30 to 300 seconds is considered one of the best in its class. They are equipped with a special sensor that automatically turns on the device as soon as a hand enters its field of action.
UV JessNail 36 W is a more budgetary option, such shellac lamps are inexpensive, inferior in functionality, but not in efficiency. Four 9W lamps work even faster thanks to the mirrored walls and bottom - the gel cures as evenly as possible.
UV lamps 36 W. Boombox or Stream with fan has great design and performance. The operating time is set on the digital display, and an audible signal indicates readiness.
LED Entity Lamp, 40 W - professional model, for work in the salon or at home. It gives the perfect glossy, even and durable shellac finish. The bottom can be easily removed for disinfection, and for convenience, there is a timer and an automatic switch on sensor.
Runail lamp, UV-LED 12 WATT is a versatile device that combines UV and LED technologies. It allows you to work not only with shellac, but also with any gel varnishes and biogels, including single-phase, three-phase UV gels, permanent varnishes, acrylics, etc.