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Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:19 pm      Reply with quote
Hi all' my friend has been wearing acrylic nails professionaly done for the last 12 years.Yesterday she had them removed and her natural nails are grim. They are paper thin. I have heard of treatments to repair the damage, but can anyone recommmend the best product. She is desperate.
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Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:49 pm      Reply with quote
Here in the spa, we've sold quite a few Nailtiques "After Artificial Nails" kits. This comes with Cuticle & Skin Gel, as well as two levels of protein treatment(s). Price: $24.90 (CND).http://www.essentialdayspa.com/nailtiques.htm
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Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:51 pm      Reply with quote
barielle has good nail products like Nail Strengthener Cream and Nail Rebuilding Protein.

Also try Dr Hauschka Neem Nail Oil, may help.
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Wed Jul 07, 2004 2:03 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks for help. I'll let her know. Razz
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Hi,
I was using Nail Envy, I had acrylic nails on for a good 17 years non stop, so I know the grim state your friends nails are in. I was horrified at mine.

Nail Envy is good, but a couple of my nails were still peeling. I bought the Nailtiques "After Artificial Nails" kit from EDS and have been using it for 2 weeks. My nails are growing, strong and the cutilcle and skin cream is lovely. I'd really recommend this as my 2 nails that have been peeling don't seem to be now...fingers crossed!!!

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Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:00 pm      Reply with quote
ok, Thank you all. I am trying to get her to register on site but she's a bit reluctant. I will pass on all advice and she can choose.
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Tue Sep 28, 2004 6:26 am      Reply with quote
Perhaps someone can tell us or explain WHY the nails become brittle and paper thin after acrylics???
Thanks in advance.
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I'm not a nail technician or anything, but every 3 weeks I had my acrylics filed down to nothing, if I had nails off, my natural nail was filed to remove the grease. If the nails lifted I got water/moisture under them. Also to have something so hard stuck to your own nail surely they dont get any air??..Mine were on for a good 17 years constantly and my nails were horrific. I couldnt put my hands in warm water because my nails hurt, they were like crepe paper or cling film even!

I'd never have it done again, my nails are just about back to normal with the help of Nail Envy and Nailtiques.

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Tue Sep 28, 2004 7:48 am      Reply with quote
Nailtiques #2 formula...AWESOME Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation
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Tue Sep 28, 2004 8:13 am      Reply with quote
I've just ordered the #2 formula and the nail oil...2 of my nails still peel at times so hopefully this will sort it out!

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Tue Sep 28, 2004 8:44 am      Reply with quote
Good luck to your friend and tell her how friendly and welcoming the forum is. The biggest downfall of the forum is that its so easy to become addicted and suddenly there are all these "must have" items that you have to try. Rolling Eyes I'm trying to slowly introduce new items to my face care routine (ala advice from Winnie) but its no easy task. Confused Laughing
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Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:39 pm      Reply with quote
I didn't have acrylics but I have peeling nasty nails. I used nail envy for a while and then I discovered the nailtiques #2 and I LOVE it. Have your friend try it for a month or two, then switch to #2 plus if it doesn't improve. Just don't start with 2 Plus cuz it's really strong. And 1 coat per day MAX.
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Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:14 pm      Reply with quote
hi ladies..

Been there, done that. Those acrylic nails are terrible.

My favorite tip is to massage pure olive oil into the nail bed and cuticle a few times a day. This is a great secret for beautiful nails.

FYI Did have Light Concept Nails and they were very nice. Didn't turn yellow & didn't damage my nails when they came off.
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On a whim I went and had acrylics put on for a friend's wedding as my nails were on an 'ugly' run. I really should take better care of them, like adding a 10 min nightly Olive oil massage as Miss Shoes suggested ! Wink

Despite the beautiful facelift that my nails got with the French tips, hands also looks slender and more "feminine" Very Happy, but I have to say I am looking forward to having my own nails back. I thought I wouldn't mind the 3-weekly visit to the nail artist as it's so pampering ... but the cons outweigh the pros in my case. Sad

Embarassed Quite painful for a few days after I got them on, nails felt like they were constricted
Embarassed My nails grow quite fast and are usually strong so the falsies look like raised ...well falsies !!
Embarassed When they start to lift on the sides I get particles underneath (even though I wear gloves when washing the car), strands of hair get caught under the nail when I'm washing my hair.
Embarassed Removing contact lenses is a bit trickier with false nails.
Embarassed I am a louder typer than usual

I agree with Gucci that the nails might become weaker due to not getting any air to them, sitting beneath the plastic for so long.. also I think the solution that is used to remove the acrylic before having infills put on eventually will strip the nail cutical and make them thin and brittle.

... Think I'll leave falsies for special occasions only. Very Happy

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Fri Oct 08, 2004 8:24 pm      Reply with quote
Just a further update on the life after false nails saga.. I'm not going back to have the infills put on so whiling it out as my natural nails grow beneath them....almost there !!

Another one came off today, prematurely in the shower after I painfully tried to negotiate freeing my hair caught under it whilst washing and lost! Mad

My nails look like rotten fish scales as the superglue used to adhere the acrylics has taken off the top layer of nail. I don't want to buff them to smooth out the nail as they still feel a bit tender.... might need some of the Nailtiques..."Life after the death of Artificial Nails" kit. Laughing I envy the ladies who can keep up the maintenance as the French tip acrylics look fantastic but they are more trouble then pleasure for me. Embarassed
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Fri Oct 08, 2004 8:55 pm      Reply with quote
I feel for you!!!! Been there - done that with acrylics. It takes time but I finally have natural healthy nail. Never again will I have acrylics.

Good Luck!

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Sat Oct 09, 2004 8:54 am      Reply with quote
It took me 9 months to grow out all my rotten fish scales!!!!!! But its worth all the hard work and the Nailtiques!!!!

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Sat Oct 09, 2004 11:06 am      Reply with quote
I've never had acrylics...I don't like the look of them at all. There is a woman in student services and she has hands like nosferato Shock

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Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:30 pm      Reply with quote
I've had two sets of gel nails and am about to have my thid set put on this Wednesday. I find that if I wear them for six months or so and then give them a six month break, my nails fully recover!. If I don't have falsies on though, I pick my nails and the cuticle gets very dry. Not to mention I don't really have time to maintain them. I love my gel nails!!! But if you want something good to help with the recovery of nails, aveda has a really good nail strenghtner. I forget what it's called, but my mom uses it. I could ask her if you wanted me to. Otherwise, a really good handcream can do the job too. Valmont has a pricey but good one. Ojon oil really helps too. Tell her to keep polish off of them as much as she can as well!
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Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:26 am      Reply with quote
I would try emu oil, massage into the nails, it will nourrish and repair your nails.
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Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:35 am      Reply with quote
oh yeah! Emu oil is a very good idea!
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Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:20 pm      Reply with quote
Try Barielle this line.
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Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:47 am      Reply with quote
How odd, I thought I'd posted here about my discovery after removing my nails. I used the Trind starter kit and my nails LOOK like I've had a french manicure. Really lovely and strong. Which was quite a relief after finding out that a lot of bacteria live in gels and other false nails I couldn't stand them anymore but hated the way it looked without. This product helped me immensley.
http://www.trind.ca/
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Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:57 pm      Reply with quote
May I also suggest taking a supplement of fish oil? Fish oil has been a life saver in helping my thin little weak nails.
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Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:25 am      Reply with quote
When I took off acrylics which I had had for 3 months my nails were so soft and disgusting, it made me feel weak because they looked like they could just peel off. After they had 'dried out' in the air they looked worse for wear but I rubbed olive oil into them everyday and they recovered. It took ages for the scratch marks to grow out though.

Now that Trind product looks interesting Dahli. I am such a sucker for nail products mainly because my nails always spilt and peel and I wwould love to have elegant looking nails.
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