HELP: Thin, weak, brittle, peeling nails


Hello chicks,
I need help. I have thin, flexible, weak, brittle, peeling nails. I feel like I've tried everything on the market. Nothing works. I've tried gel nails, acrylics, gel nails at home, non LED gel polish, tons of nail hardeners / ridge fillers, glue on nails etc. Etc. Etc. When I have gels or acrylics my natural nails grow but upon removal they are so dried out they immediately break. I have even started using diet supplements to support hair, skin and nails. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make some recommendations for these horrible nails! They start to split horizontally across the nail bed (pink part) as well as snag and rip off at the pink part. It's a vicious cycle - either wear gels or acrylics or glue on nails and let the natural nail grow or constantly have them rip off and be painful.
I want to have them harden and grow out naturally. Please send me your suggestions! How i envy you chicks with nice nails!!! Xo
Oct 06, 2015 @ 09:45 pm

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You might need calcium.. Drink more milk or try drinking more green tea, I find that really helps!
Oct 06, 2015 @ 10:36 pm


Thanks :) I am now taking calcium and vitamin D. I have a bowel disease and I've been quite sick for the last 16 months, unable to eat much. Definitely no dairy though.
Oct 06, 2015 @ 11:18 pm


Sorry to hear that your not well ..keep taking your vitamins & Give the green tea a try you won't be disappointed!
Oct 06, 2015 @ 11:23 pm


The answer is unflavoured gelatin. Also pierce a vitamin E capsule. Both options tend to strengthen the nails. I've used these methods for years and they do work
Oct 11, 2015 @ 03:27 pm

Thank you

What do you do with the vitamin e capsule? Just rub the contents onto the nail and cuticle or do you keep it on for a certain amount of time and wash off? How often do you use it?
And what do you do with unflavored gelatin? Ingest it? Soak hands in it? I absolutely cannot stand the texture of jello so I don't think I could ingest unflavored gelatin.
Oct 11, 2015 @ 11:18 pm

Brittle nails?

Place your nails in unflavoured gelatin for 5 min; you can spread around with fingers if you likle. Rinse after in lukewarm water. Pierce the vitamin e capsule and just rub along the entire nail area. Just wipe off whenever you're ready
Oct 12, 2015 @ 01:55 am

brittle nails

Guess I should have stipulated it was use for application, not ingesting
Oct 12, 2015 @ 01:57 am


Thanks! I will definitely give all of these a try. I just tried silk wraps for the first time. Did it myself. What a disaster LOL
Oct 12, 2015 @ 04:56 am

brittle nails

Hi dear... It WILL work for you. Enjoy, it's fun actually.
Oct 12, 2015 @ 05:00 am


Thanks chicks. I'm going out shopping for these today. I hope they work!
Oct 12, 2015 @ 02:26 pm

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