(Closed) Weak nails?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Hi Riley Jane,

I have weak nails as well!  It’s horrible because I can never grow them out without them breaking or tearing.  I do wish I could offer advice, but I don’t know what to do either.  I just wanted to empathize with you.

Post # 4
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8354 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Try Sally Hansen’s nail strengthener. You should be able to get it at Wal-Mart. I think that is where I got it last time. It worked wonders for me.

Post # 5
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549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I had the SAME problem, and when seeing a Naturopath, mentioned it to her.  Her advice was to start from the inside out, and that weak nails are usuall a sign of something else.  i started taking a daily multivitamin, as well as Omega 3 (which give nice oil and health to hair and nails) and now, 2 months later, my nails are REALLY strong 🙂

Post # 6
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646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Biotin.  I’m pretty sure I read this either here or on ProjectWedding.com, but regardless, I’ve started taking it daily, and it’s made a huge improvement.  My nails are growing faster than ever!

Post # 7
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1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Have you tried Nailtiques?  It’s available at drugstores like CVS, and was magic for my nails.  It comes in a little white box.

Post # 8
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573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I stock piled neutragena nail enhancer pens, they are amazing! Super quick and my nails go from brittle and peeling to super long in under a week. I think you can still get them on ebay (they don’t sell them anymore, they were discontinued a couple of years ago). You can also try taking multivitamins and using cuticle cream.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I’ve heard people say that taking a multivitamin or even prenatal vitamins can do great things for your nails.  I haven’t tried anything specific, but I do take a multivitamin everyday and my nails are super strong and grow like crazy.

Post # 10
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529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have to agree with the others about taking a multivitamin.  My nails have always grown well, but would break really easily.  Now that I’ve been taking a multivitamin, I don’t have nearly as many issues.

Also, when I’m really focused on growing them, I’ll apply “Nail Magic”, which is like the nail strengthener someone else mentioned.  Not sure if it really does any good, but I feel like just having SOMETHING on my nails helps strengthen them, or at least makes them thicker and not break as easily.

Post # 11
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965 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Take Vitamins, drink milk, and stop using polish. Polish doesn’t allow the nails to breathe and weakens them over time. Nail strength is related to bone strength, so do the same things your do for healthy bones (calcium and vitamin d)

Post # 12
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762 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

The best thing I’ve used was OPI Nail Envy. Also, I agree with the other posters about vitamins.

Post # 13
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2250 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I take evening primrose and flax seed oil. it makes them grow fast and strong.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ive taken prenatal vitamins for a few months now. Not only are my nails so much stronger (they hardly ever chip anymore) but they grow SUPER fast when they do break so i dont even worry about it! Also – my hair has grown SO fast it is unbelievable! My friend is in pharmacy school and she was taking them and her hair and nails were growing so fast so I started and it has worked for me too!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve been taking children’s multi-vitamins (yay for Flintstones!) for the past few month because pre-natal vitamins upset my stomach. Since I started taking them, my hair and nails are noticeably better – and grow really fast. I also use “Thicker Healthier Nails” By Once Removed on them. It’s a clear, matte finish you put on them (you can’t really tell anything is on your nail, and you can p ut polish right over it if you like). I think those two things have helped my nails a lot. Hope this helps!

Post # 16
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516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I just got wraps put on mine, hoping in the next four months they will grow underneath so I can soak the wraps off and just have gel manicure 🙁

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