Style & Beauty
Help! Any nail strengtheners that actually work?
youhadmeatjello · 11/01/2022 23:27
I’ve got terribly week nails as soon as they are over finger length they bend and split and peel. I’m desperate to get them nice and strong.
I also have grim thick cuticles that never look neat and tidy!
Can anyone recommend any products that actually do the job?
sjxoxo · 11/01/2022 23:30
I saw a recommendation on here for OPI ‘bail envy’ & bought it- its fab would definitely buy again! Xo
Esspee · 11/01/2022 23:39
I had very weak nails due to menopause. Overnight they developed ridges and splits plus what looked like splinters.
I have Patons Nail Hardener which works but I can't find it to buy anymore. I doubt if it will last to the end of the year so if you find a supplier anyone please PM me.
MapleMay11 · 12/01/2022 00:14
Nail Envy and Hard as Hoof are both good. After having gel overlays for 10 years, my natural nails were long and strong again in no time.
Groovytiger · 12/01/2022 01:06
Dior Apricot Cream is t cheap but brilliant at strengthening nails.
Just seen that Nail Envy is currently on sale at Just My Look which is currently offering free postage
Teenagekicksmyass · 12/01/2022 06:56
My nails are exactly the same. I rub almond oil in them every day and every time I have a bath and my cuticles are softened I gently push them back with a cuticle thing of my DDs.
Have just bought some of the Nail Envy to try, thanks @Groovytiger for the tip off!
Journeynotdestination · 12/01/2022 08:35
Collagen tablets sorted my nails out, they are strong now & rarely break. Lots on Amazon…
Danikm151 · 12/01/2022 09:10
As weird as it sounds- prenatal vitamins 🤣my nails have been so strong since I took them during pregnancy
mandoforever · 12/01/2022 09:12
I used nail envy following the instructions to the letter, it made my nails worse!
LivingDeadGirlUK · 12/01/2022 09:14
I've got exactly the same problem and decided as part of my new year BS to try and tackle it. I'm taking a Holland and Barret hair, skin and nail supplement and using Sally Hanson maximum growth on my nails. It's only been 4 days so can't confirm if its working or not!
Kinda hoping the supplement will also help with my thin hair but we shall see!
userxx · 12/01/2022 09:14
Sally Hansen hard as nails is good stuff, I've used it for over 20 years on and off.
Positiveyearaheadplease · 12/01/2022 09:16
I tried the OPI treatment for ridged nails, its awful like glue and hard to get off. I use a ridge smoother pad this helps.
Sally Hansen nail repair is really good can recommend.
dameofdilemma · 12/01/2022 09:27
I use CND Rescue. I’m on a medication that causes brittle nails as a side effect but have been fine since using CND.
Westerman · 12/01/2022 10:48
Protein is important for the health of your nails so check that you have enough in your diet.
I know it's tempting to use those multi-sided ridge smoothing files but all they do is remove a layer of your nails, weakening them.
And don't forget, any improvement in your nails is going to take a while to see, as they'll start in the matrix and become noticeable as your nails grow out.
AlbertBridge · 12/01/2022 11:42
Take collagen tablets. Boots do some amazing ones for £20. Spendy, but you'll have long, strong nails within a month. It's miraculous.
2020nymph · 12/01/2022 11:43
Essie tlc nail varnish wasn't expecting it to work but have really noticed a difference.
LumosSolem · 12/01/2022 11:49
I like nailberry acai elixir and find it a lot better than nail envy
PaleGreenGhost · 12/01/2022 13:03
I started taking really high strength vitamin D a year ago and this winter my nails are so hard! I've actually just had to trim them as they'd got to the point of annoying me. Normally in winter they'd flake apart and peel off, never even getting long.
JerkintheMerkin · 12/01/2022 13:06
Nailtiques. Better than anything I've tried and I've tried everything.
Cluckycluck · 12/01/2022 14:50
Nailtiques is a miracle in a bottle. I don't think anywhere in the UK sells it anymore though 😭
eagerlywaitingfor · 12/01/2022 15:00
Lacura nail hardener from Aldi - cheap as chips and it works well for me.
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