Choosing the right Diamancel nail file

It is important to know your nails well, to choose the right nail file.

Here are the different categories of nails that can be found:

Choose your nail file if you have:

  • thin, soft, brittle, brittle or diseased natural nails
  • natural nails of normal thickness
  • thick natural nails
  • toenails
  • sculpted nails, resin false nails, gel, acrylic

A little recap that will help you make the right choice for your file:

If you have  thin, soft, brittle or brittle natural nails , use our Diamancel file # 1. It is flexible with a fine grain for a soft, precise, smooth and uniform finish.

For natural nails of normal thickness , like most of us, use the flexible, medium grit Diamancel # 2 file . For a softer finish, finish with file # 1 . Alternatively to our # 2 file, the semi-flexible # 6 file can be used, a little more abrasive and less flexible.

If your natural fingernails are thick, use the flexible file #3 rough grit, then finish with the nail file # 2 medium grit. Finish with # 1 fine grain file for an even smoother finish.   

As for the  toenails , use the # 3 flexible, coarse-grained file. For a smooth finish, use the # 6 semi-flexible medium-grit file or the # 2 flexible medium-grit slightly finer file.

To shape and maintain sculpted nails, false nails in resin, gel or acrylic , use the # 4 semi-flexible file with extra-coarse grain. It is the essential tool for a beauty professional to shape false nails. Once nails are shaped, use the # 3 flexible, coarse-grit file to smooth and hold over time.

For calluses on hands and either side of the nails , use Diamancel # 5 hand callus file. It gently but effectively removes dry skin from both sides of the nails. For beauty professionals, use this # 5 file to remove calluses before applying false nails.