For the many things that I encounter or see throughout this journey called life!
Over the past few months, I have been getting my nails done with gel powder and recently I decided to give my nails a break and take them off. Let me just say that if I wasn’t a strong individual I would tell the technician just put it back. My nails were and are still in a mess!
So I sat in this guy chair and said I want to soak them off, he goes why, I said I need to give my nails a break. So just give me a regular manicure, of course he trying to sell me on something else. Oh you can do the gel polish manicure instead of just the polish (of course, I know partner looking for he pockets instead of my well-being). So I said no thanks, just soak off and do regular manicure. I think he was a bit offended but I didn’t give 2 hoots.
Now he kind of at this point irritated me, because if I ask you for a soak off, why you coming to pry the overlay off my nails. After I winced he decided oh that wasn’t the best technique because my nails were weak…no shit Sherlock…that is why I am soaking it off. Here are some pics of my nails after the soak off and the removing of the excess overlay:
Yall see that mess…my nails are brittle, soft, yucky, disgusting….I was like just cut it off and drop some polish on that please. The guy then said that it was too weak to even put polish on it and it makes me wonder then what is in the polish that will make it worse…hmmm.
He applied this to my nails which he said is a strengthener:
I just bought 1 from Amazon Strengthener Quimica Alemana Bottle Polish Treatment Salon Nail Hardener along with this Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail and Cuticle Oil, 0.45 Fluid Ounce to help me grow and strengthen my nails. If I do put polish, it will be by myself or if I want to look fancy, I will put some press-on like my chica in St. Lucia did (Van 🙂 hehehe, no names mentioned) and just walk with my glue or extra just in case one pop off 🙂 🙂
I have a short video of how easy my nails bend and to show some weakness. I have since cut my nails shorter than the above pictures because they were very annoying while I was doing housework or just putting on clothes:
Here are some steps to take for Natural Healthy Nails:
I hope this helps someone out there and as much as the acrylic or gel look nice on our nails, as you can see from above that is the damage that it is doing to our nails. Personally I rather healthy natural nails instead of pretty gel or acrylic nails.
Tags: brittle nails, damaged nails, gel overlay damage, natural healthy nails
Ouch! Good luck with your nail recovery journey. It can be disheartening at times and great tips on getting them on form.
Thanks for stopping by Majean. Thanks so much, I am really trying to not run to the nearest nail shop lol.
I l’ve stopped using nail polishes for so long because of the damaging they did to my nails. I’ll go for a non toxic, natural brand if I want to feel prettier once in a while! ? Thanks for your post! ?
Thanks for stopping by Molly. I am now looking into natural brands for the occasional use.
Wow, what a transformation! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for stopping by Lisa.
Thanks for the tips for healthy nails. I love natural products and try to use them.
Nupur, thanks for stopping by, I will be using more natural products from now on.
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