Remedies for Thin Nails After Acrylics?


I had a set of acrylics on and after taking them off, my nails are so thin and brittle, despite soaking them off. It still feels like the top layers of the nails has been removed. It's been three weeks and they're still paper thin. I've tried putting polish on and it just chips off even though they are super short. There's even a couple spots that almost have a crease vertically through the nail where they are the weakest.

Needles to say I'll never go to that nail place again, or even get acrylics. Does anyone have any suggestions of products or remedies to help strengthen and thicken my nails?
Feb 27, 2016 @ 09:29 am

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Nails (and hair) need protein to grow healthy. Mabe try amping up your daily protein intake in your diet? ... Meat, milk, eggs, nuts, and beans are all great sources of protein.
Feb 27, 2016 @ 09:32 am


I used to get my nails done every two weeks for a whole year and after I decided to take them off, they were so brittle and thin and the would fold when I was doing stuff. I ended up getting this OPI Nail Strengthened and it worked really well. It took a little bit of time but now my nails are back to normal.
Feb 27, 2016 @ 11:24 am


I use "Sally Hansen" Vita Surge Strength gel.
Feb 28, 2016 @ 08:46 am

My nails were a hot mess!

The only two products that have worked for me (so far), and I have tried MANY) is Essie Millionails (Repair) and Salon Sciences Instant Artificials (Protect). The natural remedies helped - vitamin E capsules broken open and rubbed into nails and cuticles, skin oils (so many different kinds) and biotin (capsules you take by mouth - good for hair and nails).
Now my nails are no longer damaged, peeling, splitting on the nail bed or breaking).
Most importantly, when applying the nail repair and protect polishes make sure you use some UNDER the nail as well. This is the longest and strongest my nails have ever been.
Feb 28, 2016 @ 01:16 pm

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