I debated whether or not I should share a review on this product, because it’s attached to kind of an embarrassing issue I have been dealing with. However, I blog because I hope to find other people to relate to… and I’m sure there’s someone out there that shares a similar story.
A few months ago, I discovered I had an ingrown toenail on both of my big toes. If you’ve never had one — I hadn’t, until now — and it’s so painful. It’s honestly the WORST.
I know how to avoid them (by clipping your nails straight across) but that wasn’t the issue. The issue was that, for some reason, my toenails on my big toe were incredibly weak and had been breaking off on the sides… causing the ingrown nail.
I wasn’t sure what kinds of products were out there that could help me, so I went to Walgreen’s and just started wandering (one of my favorite things to do, honestly). As far as specific care, they had these toe socks that said they would help and provide oils and vitamins to the toe. So I grabbed those.
But the issue was my weak nails. Because it was such a specific area, I didn’t want to take nail vitamins (although I’m sure those couldn’t hurt). When I went to the nail aisle, I saw all of the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails products. I have never tried these, as I rarely have had an issue with my fingernails… but why didn’t I think of this for my toes?
They had the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Vitamin Strength Serum, which was advertised as a new product, and I liked that it was a pump so I wouldn’t have to paint it on my nails. Here’s the official product description:
The fast absorbing formula with Hydrolyzed Proteins helps resist against damage and breaking. Pink microcapsules are enriched with Vitamins A, C & E for energizing benefits. Lightly scented with fresh Geranium, the lightweight, non-sticky texture will leave nails feeling smooth and silky.
Use daily for healthier and stronger nails.
I have been using this every day — sometimes twice a day — for about two months now, and I can definitely tell a difference! It does have a very light scent, is not sticky and it dries pretty quick.
I am curious to see how my nails will improve over time. So far, they feel stronger, but I am hoping to see the new growth be stronger, too! I’m planning on keeping this in my regular beauty routine for… ever!
Thanks for reading all the way through — I know talking about toes and nail problems isn’t the most fun. I hope this was helpful, because the toe socks? Those were painful and I am pretty sure they did nothing to help (and they were $8 each).
So… here’s to stronger nails 🙂
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