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    I've been wanting to get acrylic nails for well over a year now. However, people tell me to avoid them and to stick to regular nail polish because acrylic nails ruin your natural nail underneath and make them look terrible, as well as making them very sensitive. Have they been damaging in your experience?

    They certainly made my nails quite soft and I spent a few weeks just breaking them every time they grew a little, but I know people who have got them for years and then stopped and their nails were perfectly fine underneath. I managed to get mine to grow and go 'hard' again, and I haven't worn acrylics for a couple of years now.

    One thing is certain, however: they hurt like a motherf--- if you get one caught on something and rip it off by accident.

    I recommend sticking to your natural nails and nail polish; but really, the decision is yours. I'm a nail polish buff, so I'm slightly biased!
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    They did make my nails very soft and they didn't grow so well for a few weeks, but they were fine after that
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