Re: Is there anything I can do?
Your nails are inherited from your family, whether it is from your mother, father or either set of grandparents. Nails, like hair and skin are all genetic. If your nails are brittle and peel, chances are that your body doesn't produce enough oil and moisture in the nail bed to 'feed' the nail plate and keep it flexible, conditioned and strong. Nail strengtheners are designed to remove oils and moisture to make the nails hard. If the flexibility is missing, hardness means nothing for strength. You must have a combination of strength and flexibility to make the nails tough.
You need to replace the missing oil and moisture in order to get your nails in optimum condition. Solar Oil is available through fine nail salons and in Ulta Cosmetic outlets nationwide. Botanical Oil is available in the nail departmetn of Sally Beauty Supply nationwide. Apply to the nails at LEAST twice daily - more often if you have your hands in water a lot or if you use household cleaning solutions without wearing gloves or if you work with a lot of paper/textiles. All of these things will wick the moistrue and oil from the nails, leaving them brittle and prone to breakage and peeling.
Last edited by Marti; 09-05-2006 at 06:34 PM.