(Closed) A way to strengthen nails so I don’t need artificial nails?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

keep them painted and file them on the sides to try and keep them from craking.  I love OPI nail polish and they have a clear OPI nail strengthenr, i belive its called hard as nails.  Im trying to do the same thing, and have 6 weeks till the wedding πŸ™‚

I do them myslef but on the wedding day I think I will go someplace and get them done

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I used to use a product called Nailtiques (# 2 I think), it worked wonders.  You apply it nightly.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

When I was in high school I used a cream on them called “hard as hooves”  It really worked for me.  I used to get it at walmart, so you could probably find it at most places.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Get a strengthening nail varnish which contains Keratin (I used Sally Hansen) and start taking daily vitamin E supplements.  Also keep conditioning your nails with warm olive oil – makes a big difference!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

You could always get gel or shellac. My nails are so weak and brittle but I hate the look of artificial nails. I went the shallac route. It’s your natural nails but the shellac makes them thick and harder to chip

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Taking a multivitamin has helped me a lot (some people really swear by Biotin and/or Prenatal vitamins – my friend has been on Prenatals for years, not trying to conceive yet, and her hair grows super fast. She also has nails that are super strong with no polish). I also started using Nail Tek (I use Nail Tek 2) again, and it helps a lot. It basically looks like clear polish and you’re supposed to apply one coat a day. I do that for a few days and then if i polish my nails, I apply it first (then base coat, then color, then top coat) – I’ve even brought it with me to manicures! My mom has sworn by it for years and it’s really helped. My nails used to be very weak and also cracked and broke so easily. I had to keep them short. I rub cuticle oil on every night (I keep it by my bed) – I use Nailtiques Cuticle Care Oil.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@MsLobizon:  Agreed I’ve been taking biotin & my nails are def stronger. Also the filing on the side helps. Sally Hansen hard as nails is helpful, not the best. I have something from Sally beauty but I can’t remember the name πŸ™ & it’s great!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsElopement:  I’ve been using Sally Hansen Hard As Nails as a top coat and really love it! It doesn’t dry as fast as Seche Vite, but it’s cheaper and my home manicures last longer. Plus it’s so glossy and makes my nails well.. hard as nails πŸ™‚ I happened to know the names b/c I had all of my nail stuff to my direct left, within reach.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MlleBrielle:   This is what I’d suggest. Your nails won’t break if you have a gel mani!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I also use Nailtiques Formula 2. It’s worked wonders for me. I used to have thin, very soft nails that were prone to peeling, but after less than a month of using Nailtiques I noticed a huge difference. I’ve been using it for about 5 months now, and my nails have only gotten stronger.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Purchase nail strengthener (polish) and start taking pre-natal vitamins!

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