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Old April 2nd, 2013, 09:11 PM   #11
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Nail Magic Nail Hardener, found at Sally Beauty, stopped the crumbling and most of the peeling. It has amazing reviews online (Makeup Alley, Drugstore.com, Amazon, etc.). It also gives your nails a gel like finish. I wear it on my brittle toenails, too, and am constantly asked if it's gel. I wish I could get paid for each time I've raved about this polish. lol

I had to drop by and say THANK YOU FOR THE REC STEPH THIS STUFF ROCKS!!!!

It hasn't stopped the peeling completely, but WOW my nails don't peel or break even half as quickly as they did before. It's awesome. Another great thing about it is it dries so quickly. I have a horrible habit of using my hands before the polish fully dries and completely messing up the finish, and then having to redo it all over again. Not a problem with this stuff!

I was planning to order the Mavala from Amazon this week, but unfortunately I just completely blew my entire weekly budget a few hours ago on Etsy. So I'll have to wait a little bit longer. I am sooo happy with the Nail Magic though.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 01:57 AM   #12
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Im another who's nails do better painted. Mine get alot of water exposure and they need that extra protection to prevent issues. Other than that i oil liberally under tips and give them full nail oil treatments twice a week between manicures so they polish doesnt dry them out. Pro-strong a fluoride based hardener has done well for me when it comes to strength and maintaining growth. Also follow good basic nail care in reguard to trimming and filing.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 05:04 AM   #13
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Ooh, oil treatments is a good idea...I put neosporin on my cuticles at least once a day to help prevent them from getting dry, but maybe I should oil too. Do you oil the actual nail, or the cuticle? What kind of oil do you use?
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 11:03 PM   #14
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Ooh, oil treatments is a good idea...I put neosporin on my cuticles at least once a day to help prevent them from getting dry, but maybe I should oil too. Do you oil the actual nail, or the cuticle? What kind of oil do you use?

I use a few different oils, for soaks generally olive. Though now i have a huge tub of coconut so im going to ty that as well. My cuticle oil is argan/safflower my hand creams have cocoa butter, coconut oil, olive, oil, and beeswax. I havent tried it yet but sunflower oilis cheap and high in vitamin E same with crisco and since it hydrogenated its thick and creamy. I oil the whole nail between polishing and the cuticles and under the tips everyday. The oil soaks are on the bare full nail. Hope that helps
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Old April 4th, 2013, 09:32 PM   #15
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I use a few different oils, for soaks generally olive. Though now i have a huge tub of coconut so im going to ty that as well. My cuticle oil is argan/safflower my hand creams have cocoa butter, coconut oil, olive, oil, and beeswax. I havent tried it yet but sunflower oilis cheap and high in vitamin E same with crisco and since it hydrogenated its thick and creamy. I oil the whole nail between polishing and the cuticles and under the tips everyday. The oil soaks are on the bare full nail. Hope that helps

That's really helpful, thank you! I have an almost full tub of coconut oil that didn't work out on my hair (it's WAYYYY too heavy for my hair). I'll give that a try. I have safflower oil that I don't cook with anymore (I stopped cooking with oils a while ago) I'll give that a try too. Thanks again for the helpful suggestions!
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Old April 5th, 2013, 11:46 PM   #16
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That's really helpful, thank you! I have an almost full tub of coconut oil that didn't work out on my hair (it's WAYYYY too heavy for my hair). I'll give that a try. I have safflower oil that I don't cook with anymore (I stopped cooking with oils a while ago) I'll give that a try too. Thanks again for the helpful suggestions!

Glad to be able to help i hope it works for you .
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Old April 18th, 2013, 08:13 PM   #17
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I just ordered Mavala Scientifique Nail Hardener on Amazon...I can't wait for it to arrive! I'm hoping it will stop my nails from peeling.
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Old April 20th, 2013, 09:49 PM   #18
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I hope it does well for you
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