Friday, October 8, 2010
Paper or Plastic...Metal or wood.
Did you know that in some states metal cuticle pushers are not allowed? Well if you didn't know now you do. Some states require manicurist to use orangewood sticks to push back cuticles instead of the metal pushers. Now the reality of that is, is that most do not follow this rule. A metal pusher does get the job done a lot faster and more accurate. If you do use a metal pusher make sure that the edge that you use has a curved or scoop edge to help protect your nail plate from being scratch or damaged. (hench why they are not allowed in certain states). The orangewood stick does not have a curved edge therefore you should wrap the edge in cotton to allow for a softer use and prevent scratching the surface of your nail plate. Both can be damaging if not use properly or aggressively. Either one your manicurist should use with care and very carefully. You can check with your state dept to find out which too is allowed in your state. Until then make sure your manicurist is taking care of your hands properly when using a metal pusher or an orangewood stick.