How Long Do Acrylic Nails Really Last?

Do you love getting your nails done but HATE the thought of them chipping and needing to be redone after just a few days? Well, then acrylic nails might be the perfect solution for you! But how long do they actually last? Keep reading to find out!

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How Long Do Acrylic Nails Last?

It depends. It all comes down to how well you can take care of your acrylic nails. On average, these acrylic nails last for up to about 2 to 3 months with filing and buffing every 2 to 3 weeks.

Applying acrylics is easier than maintaining them. This is simply because of your natural nail growth. The growth of your natural nails will create gaps between the acrylic and the root of your nail bed so it is necessary to fix them from time to time.

Here is an infographic on how long acrylic nails last.

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Damaging Acrylic Nails

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Acrylic nails are prone to damage too. Since mostly, acrylics are applied as an extension to your natural nails, they can be a bit brittle and susceptible to damage.

They can be easily damaged by doing common household chores or working out at the gym. When these damages occur, it is necessary to file and fix your acrylic nails to give them a chance to last longer. If you are a nail-biter, the acrylics will last less.

How To Remove Acrylic Nails Without Any Damage


How to prolong acrylic nails with maintenance

Maintaining is still easier than removing your heavily damaged acrylic nails and re-applying them. Therefore filing and filing your nails every 2 to 3 weeks is a must to lengthen the life of your acrylic nails. It also helps to keep your hands moisturized most of the time throughout the day.

Watch the below video on acrylic nails to get some really interesting info:


Moisture helps against scuffing and light damage and also makes your acrylics look shinier. So if you are new to acrylic nails or thinking about applying them, now you know how long they last.

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