Re: Need help for problem nails!!!!
Is there any base coat polish that is actually good for your nails? I have tried many...Nail Envy, Sally Hansen Growth etc. I have just started using Sally Hansen Complete Care (doesn't stay on my nails very well), so the jury is still out on this one.
A: No polish is good for the nails due to the amount of formaldehyde or formalin in the formula. Formaldehyde will tend to dry out the nails after a while, and this will lead to peeling. formaldehyde free polish does not adhere very well, but it is better for your nails.
Is Non-Acetone polish remover any better for your nails than regular polish remover. I know it's not good to use remover too often, but the polish comes off my nails so fast due to the peeling that I have to remove it and redue my nails every 3 days.
A: I never recommend non-acetone polish remover as it takes longer to remove the polish, which means the chemicals are on the nails for longer periods and the nail will absorb more of the chemical than with regular polish remover. Also, whatever amounts of the chemical your nails absorb from the regular polish remover evaporate much quicker than from non-acetone removers.
I always heard that you should file your nails when they are completely dry and file in one direction. But, if you need to cut the nail with clippers, is it better to do it when they are dry or damp?
A: Never cut your nails with clippers. this compresses the nail plate layers and will lead to even more peeling. File the nails from the corners to the center, then file the center.
Do your nails need to breath? I have been trying to take the polish off in the evening, massaging in oil, then leaving them "bare" overnight. I feel like I have to polish them the next morning because, in the past, if I went one day without polish it seemed like I broke them easily.
A: Nails do not have lungs, therefore; they do not need to 'breathe'. They do; however, need for the natural oils and moisture in the nail plate to have an avenue of 'escape' so they can evaporate on the surface. It is this oil and moisture that creates the natural shine on the nail plate. There is also no need to remove the polish every night as this is only adding to your existing problem.
Go to Sally Beauty supply and get yourself a three-way buffer. After you file the nails, use the black side of the buffer to remove the peeling layers, the white side to refine the surface and the grey side to buff to a high shine. this will help to seal the layers and prevent too much of the natural oil from escaping from the nail plate. Apply your oil as usual.