Wood vs. Metal Manicure Sticks
Both wooden manicure sticks and metal tools can be used in manicures and pedicures to work on cuticles. Metal manicure sticks tend to have one flat end that is largely used to push the cutical back. Wooden manicure sticks have one flat end and one pointed end. The flat end is used to push back the cutical and the pointed end is used to clean under nails when wrapped in a small piece of cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover. Metal sticks tend to be more expensive. Wooden dowels usually come in packs and individual sticks should be replaced after several uses.