A Japanese Manicure, also known as Shiatsu, is an ancient Japanese method of gently buffing natural resources deep into the skin to achieve long, beautiful nails. The main Treatments: The nails are gently buffed using special tools and then the desired natural paste is applied. This natural paste, called “Kuromame,” contains many vitamins and minerals. It is used in many different types of Japanese Manicures. One of these is the famous “Gelade.”
Different types of Japanese Manicure
The Gelade is usually created from a special type of Japanese manicure tool. It is also called a “Rokkaku”. These tools are similar to a buffing tool but more advanced since they allow for the application of a gel which helps maintain nails at their “best.” In addition to the Gelade, traditional Japanese techniques like the Chikara are also applied, as well as the infamous “irogane.” All of these techniques help in the buffing of nails and the treatment of skin and cuticles
The “irogane” is a Japanese manicure technique that involves applying a type of acidic material to the nail plate. Although it is not part of the Japanese technique itself, it can help to revitalize a more “vital” nail. There are several different types of ingredients that are used. For example, various substances such as tea, coffee, vinegar, fruit juices, and even sugar can be used.
Like a regular Japanese manicure, the application of “ki” or “mo” allows for the penetration of healthy nutrients deep into the nails. To do this, the fingernails are filed using a special tool that resembles a claw hammer. Using a nitrate-based product, the fingernail plate is filled with an acid-based solution. (The name comes from the acid that forms when nitrate mixes with bee pollen.) It is during the application of this solution that the healthful properties of bee pollen are released, creating a soothing, dewy glow to the nails.
On the other hand, the “chikara” is not actually part of the Japanese manicure. Instead, this technique applies a thin layer of compound onto the nail plate in order to create a roughened texture. It is this process that allows for the natural polish of the nails to be enhanced. During the two weeks of application, the compound is allowed to dry. Thus enriching the nail’s natural polish.
On the final day, the gel is removed from the nails and the natural nail plate is autographed by the artist. After two weeks of this intense therapy, the nails will be firmer and shinier. As they begin to harden, they will appear longer. However, this is not the only benefit of Japanese manicure. In addition, it is also said that the longer the nails grow, the more beautiful they are because they reflect light better than shorter nails do.