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Definition of Prep

  1. Prep contains chemicals such as Ethyl and/or Butyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol and other ingredients. Prep is a temporary dehydrator and deep cleanser that will remove the moisture and some of the oils from the nail plate layers. It will disinfect the nail plate, is a pH balancer, and aids in physical and chemical bonding. The effects of prep will last approximately 30 minutes before the nails oil and moisture are replaced by natural means. Prep is applied before primer.

Added to the Nail Glossary on November 10, 2016

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