ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Dip FLU

THE DIP POWDER BASICS

Difficulty

Easy

Time

10'

Cost per Mani

$2.59

Products used

What is dip flu

Dip flu is the colloquial name given to a set of flu-like symptoms that some people experience when they are sensitive to the dip powder, dip powder liquids or sometimes both. The symptoms can be sneezing, stuffy nose or watery eyes.

If you happen to have any experience with the dip flu or even if you don’t, we recommend you to keep reading to learn about the best practices. 


The symptoms can sometimes pop up with the seasonal allergies, which is why you may never think that your dip powder could be to blame. So, it's hard to know for sure whether your reaction is the result of an allergy or if your dip powder is the cause. Even if the number of people that negatively responds to dip nails may be smaller than those unaffected by the dip flu, we advise you to monitor yourself after doing your nails.


HOW TO PREVENT IT

There are different precautions that you can take to limit exposure to dip powder formulas.

It is vital to work in an open and well-ventilated room with free circulation of air. You have to have good ventilation.

Please note that well-ventilated does not mean having a fan blowing on you. That can kick the dip powder into the air.


The irritation that occurs after inhaling the scent can be prevented by wearing a face mask. Wearing glasses or protective goggles can shield your eyes from nail debris and fumes. 

Use an old towel or cloth that traps the dust particles and makes it easier to clean afterwards. A humidifier or air purifier can also be used to reduce the number of dust particles in the air.


BEST PRACICES

When you do your own dip nails, you're in closer proximity to the dipping products. It's best to work in a well-illuminated room so you can keep your hand at a safe distance from your face while working on your dip mani. With good lighting you can see everything you do better without the need to get closer. 


After application remember to clean up the whole area. Have a quick vacuum and close all the bottles and dip jars tightly. Use a paper towel with a detergent to cleanse everything properly. 


WHAT ALTERNATIVES YOU HAVE

The main cause of dip flu are the essential liquids used for dip powder application. If you love doing your dip nails, have tried all the best practices, but still get dip flu symptoms, you can try out the best alternative to dip liquids, the gel liquids. Click here to find out more.