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#1 edie

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:49 PM

My nails are soft and fragile and broke daily. They flake and look weak. Dont know why.

Any tips for nail care? I do paint them often to keep them hard and protected, but whenever they are nude, they look bad.


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#2 Sexy Skinny Kitten

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:07 PM

Sally Hasen does some great nail strengtheners.  You can get strength, growth and hardener.  I've got all three.  The only downfall is that you have to repaint them every 2-4 days to get the best results.

 

They cover your nails in an almost plastic type coating.  But due to the natural wear and tear of our hands (washing them), you have to repaint it often.  I tend to alternate between all three of mine.

 

Other options are acrylic or gel nails.  Both make your fingernails thicker, so picking a penny off the floor becomes harder (you know, that type of action).

 

Finally, you could keep them short, neat and manicured.

 

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 02:17 AM

I have trouble with weak nails as well, so I try to use a nail strengthener as often as I can (whenever I do my nails). I also use cuticle oils, nail balms and a hand cram from the body shop which is supposed to strengthen the nails.

 

You can also put on a strong anti-chip top coat, I've never tried this, but I would think it will strengthen your nails at least a little bit.

 

Finally you should try to take vitamin B pills as it's good for nails and hair.



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 04:20 AM

Thank you girls!

Will try the strengtheners and balms!

 

Kitten I love gel, used to have it done until a few months ago, needed to save money. Maybe I should look around for a cheaper place ;)

Cathy I used to take vitamin b6 because I am vegetarian. Will check if the b6 works for nails too!


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:53 PM

I have bad nails as well. I'm going to be trying those three sally hansen products.


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Posted 16 May 2013 - 06:12 PM

I also swear by vitamin B complex and my nails are really strong. It helps with nail growth too and the same for hair.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 11:40 PM

Vitamin a is also important for nails and hair I believe.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 12:01 AM

I should start vitamin B, as I've always had weak hair and nails.


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#9 edie

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:22 AM

Will try the vitamin B thing! Thank you girls!


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:31 AM

Hey love,

 

I totally agree with B-complex, it's helped my skin a lot in the past few months. I also had a problem with very brittle, thin and peeling nails, and I must say the Revlon Calcium Gel Nail Hardener nail polish worked wonders for me-- I bought it on a whim and it was probably one of the best purchases I have ever made, no kidding... I would absolutely recommend it! (now that my nails are better looking once again, I use it as a base coat, and it works great as well).

 

Hope your nails feel better very soon ;)


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:29 PM

Hey love,

 

I totally agree with B-complex, it's helped my skin a lot in the past few months. I also had a problem with very brittle, thin and peeling nails, and I must say the Revlon Calcium Gel Nail Hardener nail polish worked wonders for me-- I bought it on a whim and it was probably one of the best purchases I have ever made, no kidding... I would absolutely recommend it! (now that my nails are better looking once again, I use it as a base coat, and it works great as well).

 

Hope your nails feel better very soon ;)

 

Yes peeling as you say is the worst part! I will definitely buy that gel nail as soon as I find it!! :)


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:49 PM

A balanced multi vit/min supplement containing b-complex vitamins (inc. biotin) will help.  Choose good quality nail polish (OPI, Jessica, Seche, Sally Hanson, Mavala, etc.), 'cause some of the cheap ones have harsh ingredients (i.e formaldehyde).  For nail strength try Jessica Fusion, it's a really good one for brittle nails.  Try to make you manicure last for a week or longer 'cause removing polish dries out nails.  Switch to a less harsh nail varnish remover to be on the safe side.  Morning and night massage nails and cuticle with a light oil... almond's a good one.  Moisturise your hands regularly and often.  Wear gloves when washing up (and gardening if that's your thing).  It's also worth wearing gloves when out in the cold.  


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:25 PM

I use natural removers, but never thought about the quality of polish to affect the nails! I use lots of brands from chanel to barry m, so maybe I should check the ingredients! The hand oil is a good idea.


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#14 lilpiggyhadnone

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:39 PM

I would say the polish is less important as long as you use a good quality base coat.



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:59 AM

Yes peeling as you say is the worst part! I will definitely buy that gel nail as soon as I find it!! :)

Really hope it works for you! :)


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HW: 71 kg/ 156.5 lbs
LW: 50.6 kg/ 111.55 lbs
CW:  53.1 kg/ 117.07 lbs (July 6, 2013)
 
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:58 PM

Nail strengtheners for sure. Sally Hansen is good
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#17 edie

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 02:44 PM

Nail strengtheners for sure. Sally Hansen is good

 

Will try all of the above including the strengtheners. Thank you :)


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