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Re: SPLITTING, BREAKING NAILS

Re: SPLITTING, BREAKING NAILS

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Posted by Marti on December 05, 2000 at 21:42:47:

In Reply to: SPLITTING, BREAKING NAILS posted by NANCY on December 05, 2000 at 11:45:39:

: My nails just keep getting worse. They split, peel, and
: break terribly. Is there anything I can do. I have
: tried different nail treatments and nothing seems to work. I had a Hysterectomy in June and bunion correction in October. They have been worse since these surgeries. Any suggustions?
: Thank you.

Eat a healthy balanced diet, take vitamin suppliments that contain the B complex vitamins (specifically biotin), and oil your nails several times daily with a good cuticle and nail oil. The reason they split is because they are dried out. The natural nail bed will release a tidal flow of oils and moisture into the nail plate which is the cement that holds the nail plate together. It is also the substance that keeps the nail plate flexible. I recommend Botanical Oil which you can purchase at a Sally Beauty Supply, or Solar Oil which is available in most quality nail salons. Both of these oils contain jojoba and vitamin E along with other moisturizing and conditioning oils. Vitamin E on its own cannot penetrate the surface layer of the skin or the nail palte as the molecular structure is too large. The jojoba has a tiny mosecule which will penetrate the skin and nails and draw the vitmain E in after it. Many people believe that a 'hard' nail is a strong nail, when in fact, a hard nail will break very easily. A nail that is FLEXIBLE and strong will bend under pressure, which is why applying oil several times daily will improve nail health. Keep the nails short, keep them out of water (as water will act as a sponge and remove the moisture from your skin and nails), and do not wear polish or ANY kind. Nail strengtheners contain large amounts of formaldehyde and toluene which actually remove natural oils and moisture to make the nails appear hard. A glass rod is hard, but will easily break. A flexible rod is stronger because it will bend under pressure. Hope this helps!


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