(Closed) Help! my poor poor finger nails!

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2336 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Have you tried taking a suppliment like biotin for your nails? 

Post # 5
1813 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

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
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’d definitely try supplements, that should really help out!!

Post # 7
648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
668 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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 # 10
1556 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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
2336 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

@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 # 14
9075 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@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
3 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

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.

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