Thursday, 25 February 2016

A CURE for Cracked, Brittle, Peeling Nails!

If you are anything like me, the winter months take a toll on my nails! I have always had thin, weak nails, but recently I have been washing my hands like crazy to keep away the flu, and all the holiday activities like baking, cleaning, crafting with paints and glue guns, not to mention gift wrapping, shovelling the snow etc, have destroyed my hands but especially my nails!

My nails looked and felt like this! Ewww!
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I thought all these years that using a good moisturizer that worked great for my skin, was all I needed to keep my nails moisturized as well. Unfortunately, this wasn't the case. My nails slowly started to crack and break! But the worst was the peeling. I was forced to keep my nails super short because of the peeling! Everyday I would notice more and more peeling and bending and this would cause more cracking and breaking. I was even at the point where I was afraid to wear nail polish for fear that it would dry them out even further. It was horrible! I was catching my cracked nails on my clothes, my mittens, while I was working or cooking! I could hardly do the laundry without breaking a nail! It got to the point where I had to carry around nail clippers and a file to fix the all the jagged edges I would get every day!

I turned to the internet for help! I think I tried everything from rubbing olive oil or coconut oil on them, to soaking them in milk or gelatine. I tried vitamin E oil, every brand and every bottle of nail strengthener I could find, to no avail. I spent hours reading about anything and everything that I could do to cure my brittle nails, but nothing worked.

Finally, one day my Mom and I were shopping for stocking stuffers and came across something called "Hard as Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream". It was only about $8.00 CAD at our local Wal-Mart so I thought I would give it a try. I had already spent a fortune on other products, surely another $8 wasn't going to hurt me! We cashed out and away we went.

Later that night, after a hot shower, my husband and I were cuddled up on the couch watching a movie and I decided to give it a try. The first thing that I noticed was the amazing smell! I think it is cherry scented but I am not even exaggerating that it is drool worthy! It smelled so good that I though about licking the jar! I lathered up my nails, cuticles and all the way around the tips of my fingers and let it dry. I was eager to feel it working so a few hours later I applied it again... And again! So, three applications later, we went to bed and the next day I started to notice it working. My nails obviously still had been thin due to the weeks of peeling before, but they almost looked more nourished. They didn't peel or break that day so I did another three applications throughout the day. I thought it was a fluke so I continued to apply 1-3 applications a day and within a week I could see and feel such a huge difference! Today, about 2 months after I purchased that little jar, I am peel free! My nails feel stronger then ever before and very rarely break! And they NEVER peel! I even went back to Wal-Mart and bought one for everyone on my Christmas list, and so far, they are all happy with their results as well! It was honestly one of the best products I have bought and at such a low cost as well!

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Now, I want to end this post off by saying that I have no affiliation with Wal-Mart or "Hard as Hoof Nail Strengtheners" and am not receiving any payment for anything here. I am just a really happy customer who spent years trying to find something to help my nails! I know that I am not the only person out there struggling and so I wrote this to hopefully help someone with the same issues!

Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a wonderful 2015!


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