Post # 1
So im a nurse and i wash my hands a gazillion times a day, then there is the hand sanitizer and it is KILLING my nails….they are so fragile, idk what to do with them anymore, they tear easy, i get hang nails like no ones business, sooo whats a gal gotta do to get some nice strong nails….i cant wear colored nail polish per my job policy….anyone have any suggestions,
Post # 3
Are you allowed to do French instead of colored? Or like a nude color?
If so, go get a shellack manicure! Short of soaking it in acetone, I’ve never had anything make this stuff chip or peel. I can’t grow my nails out without it. The best part is that when you remove it, it’s not damaging to your nail.
Post # 4
Have you tried taking a suppliment like biotin for your nails?
Post # 5
I noticed a dramatic difference in my nails when I started taking Folic Acid when I was trying to get pregnant – they got really really strong and wouldn’t break without a fight.
Post # 6
I’d definitely try supplements, that should really help out!!
Post # 7
I second the Biotin recommendation. I never had healthy nails until I started taking it, and I can tell the difference if I miss it for a week. It’s really cheap at Walmart also, $2.53 for a bottle of 150 gelcaps.
Post # 8
I’ve had good luck with Sally Hansen Miracle Cure I think it’s called. It’s a blue bottle with a gold lid. Seems to strengthen my nails and its a noticable difference in only a few days.
Post # 9
@rachelmichelle: i dont think i can have french, but i could probably get away with a nude shellac….im just paranoid about false nails cuz last time i had them professionally done it did my nails in for like 2 months….
@AlwaysSunny: i was thinking bout trying like folic acid or something like that….ive never tried biotin….im hoping to keep this relatively inexpensive…..
@soon2bS: thanks….ill check that out when i get to the store later….
@RiverBride13: do you know where they sell that at??? ill have to google it! thanks!
Post # 10
I would do two things:
1. Start taking a multi-vitamin, or one of the “hair/nail” vitamins you can get at Wal-mart, walgreens, etc.
2. Buy a nail hardener. They really help!
Post # 11
@kansas_nurse: Try Biotin 5000. It was made my nails super strong! it was around 10$ for a bottle of 250 pills – you only need to take one day.
Post # 12
@kansas_nurse: Shellack isn’t a false nail. 🙂 It’s nail polish that goes over your natural nail and gets *super* hard.
They paint it on just like regular nail polish and cure it under a UV lamp to make it hard, glossy, and no-chip.
Post # 13
@MrsWBS: thanks….they are just to the point that i can physically bend them with no resistance….and if im typing and get too much on my nail it physically hurts them….im desperate at this point…
Post # 14
I use this stuff.
My nails are exactly like yours. I can bend them and they bend like paper and they break at the drop of a hat. I’ve been using this stuff a few times a month, it’s clear, doesn’t yellow my nails and it seems to be working. I buy it at any big box store, so it shouldn’t be too hard to find.
Post # 15
@kansas_nurse: Cut them super short. My nails are weak and brittle and have never grown. If I have them long they look gross and are painful at times.
Put clear polish over, or a nail strengthener (also clear).
Post # 16
I would definitely try biotin. Someone also mentioned clear or nude shellac. There is also Gelish, pretty much the same thing as shellac – http://www.nailharmony.com/products/gelish-gel-polish/gelish-gel-polish.html This worked wonders for me, but did damage my nails a tiny bit when I took it off after a few months. Most people do not have issues when taking it off. If you are going the shellac or gelish route, make sure you get a nail technician who is good with it! If they are not experience, they can put it on too thick and it does not look great.