Nailcare Guide: how to strengthen and protect your nails

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

It's time to step yo' nail care up, honey! I hope you read that in TS Madison's voice. If not, it's ok but I really need you to watch this vine and get your life. Anyway, let's get to the post! I said no to acrylic nails around February due to a couple of ethical concerns I have. Some of which you can read about here.

Additionally, I wanted to learn to become patient with my body and more attentive to how it behaves. It has been rewarding to see how long, strong, and healthy my nails have become now that I've tried a couple of different things and figured out what works. I typically like to approach health from within and I could list a tonne of dietary recommendations but it would be dishonest to say that: a) I stuck to them. b) they necessarily worked. 

So if you have brittle, weak, soft, or thin nails like I once did, be sure to try to combat it. It is something that can be fixed and you can restore health to your nails.

I can recommend and swear by the following products: 

1. Sally Hansen Cuticle remover. To keep your cuticles looking spick and span.

2. Nailtiques Formula 2, a protein you can apply to your nails once a day. 

3. Sally Hansen Nail Hardener - acts as a protective layer. This is especially good for those of you with soft or bendy nails.

4. ELF Nourishing Cuticle pen - maintains softness of cuticles and hydrates the nails.

5. Nailtiques non-acetone remover - works for proteins and polishes alike. 

Tip: allow your nails to breathe. If you must use polishes at all, regularly rotate them with an oxygenating formula and ensure you apply a base coat to prevent your nails from becoming stained. 

Be sure to share your own tips in the comments below and let me know if any of these work for you! 

Filed under: EXPERIMENT.

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