Style & Beauty
Please can you tell me which nail strengthener has worked for you?
Preoleai · 30/05/2020 20:54
My nails are terrible after having had gel for years. I’ve been using Opi nail strengthener for about 6 weeks but haven’t noticed any improvement.
Any recommendations? Thank you
3LittleMonkeyz · 30/05/2020 22:39
Another one for baby oil here. I've found the two biggest changes for me, though, have been better nutrition (I take hair, skin and nails supplements too) and wearing gloves for washing up and housework
Preoleai · 30/05/2020 22:40
Thank you both. Hadn’t thought of baby oil. I do take some nail and hair supplements though.
3LittleMonkeyz · 30/05/2020 22:43
I use baby oil for a lot of things, it's a really useful product but I'm not sure what it's actually meant for 🤷🏻♀️
BigBirdsbird · 30/05/2020 22:52
Almond oil is great on nails, also Nailtiques has always worked wonders for me
Preoleai · 30/05/2020 23:07
Would oil help strengthen nails? I can see how it would moisturise and nourish, but would it strengthen too?
Ohmymg · 30/05/2020 23:09
Vaseline works a treat, just rubs tiny bit on each day. Massage round the cuticles.
I’ve been using Dr Paw Paw(which is same consistency as Vaseline) and that’s worked well too. My nails are the strongest they’ve been for a long time
ChippyTea16 · 31/05/2020 00:55
I always use sally Hansen base coat. Not entirely sure what it does but it’s amazing
WeevilKnievel · 31/05/2020 01:13
Vitamin D supplement! My nails were much the same, had gel for ages and they never really recovered, always peeling and breaking, then I started taking vit d a couple of months ago and my god, the difference in my nails!! I've had to cut them, they're so long and strong!
ladybird69 · 31/05/2020 01:22
@Corcra my hero is OPI nail envy too, nails are so strong and growing fast.
Emerald123 · 31/05/2020 01:42
Rimmel Nail nurse. Cheap as chips and the only thing that has ever worked for me. You do have to keep cuticles moisturised though as it can dry them.
stormsurfer · 31/05/2020 01:54
OPI solar oil for cuticles and nails. Makes a huge difference.
stormsurfer · 31/05/2020 01:56
Creative Nail Design Solar Oil Nail and Cuticle Conditioner 7.3 ml https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0037MIMLW/ref=cmswwrcppapiii_VcW0EbGXRD0V4
JollyGiraffe12 · 31/05/2020 02:12
Opi nail envy, a decent oil on cuticles several times a day and plenty of hand cream should do the trick
3LittleMonkeyz · 31/05/2020 08:00
I find that having regular gels causes my nails to become really dry and brittle. Moisturising is exactly what they need to repair! I used to think that leaving them unpainted made them stronger, but as a PP said, Sally Hansen base coat makes them shiny and stronger so I use that too. I also use vitamin e cream on my cuticles, mine is just Superdrug own brand and works well when I have gels on too
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