- You have: Soft, thin and weak nails that break easily.
- You want: Long, healthy looking nails
Directions and descriptions
The directions on the bottle and the product descriptions, both on this page and on the packaging are confusing. The directions say: “Apply one coat to clean, dry, bare nails. Repeat application every other day”. Then the product description says: “Sally Hansen continuous treatment hardener uses vita-release technology in a time-release formula that hardens soft, thin nails up to 10 days. Exclusive coral calcium formula bonds nail layers together to harden and thicken for up to 10 continuous days to stop severe, problem nails from tearing and peeling”.The description leads me to believe I only have to apply it every 10 days?I have been using it every 2 or 3 days. When it is on every other day it does really help the nails that have been splitting. The only drawback is that if I apply polish on top of this, which is not addressed in any of the directions; the nail surface looks uneven.At least this does do what it says…it hardens the nails enough that they do not split and are able to grow out without breaking.
Makes your nails worse!
My nails are not very strong so I bought this product to try. After using it for about 3 weeks I discovered that my nails were cracking really badly. I knew it was from the product. I stopped using it and even a month later my nails are still cracking and splitting. Do not use this product.
Good for Nails
My nails like to peel and so far this hardener has stopped the peeling. It looks a clear/white color on your nails. Use every other day and take off once a week to start over.
One of Sally Hansen’s Better Products
I’m not really a fan of Sally Hansen brand and I’m not sure this product actually lives up to its claim of providing a “continuous treatment” for nails, but it does make an excellent nail hardener and base coat. I use it under darker polishes to prevent my nails from staining and also to prevent breakage once my nails get long. One coat gives a nice, clear shine. Two coats give a nice, classy, opaque white effect.Overall, a good product.
Works really good as soon as its all the way dry I feel that my nails are instantly harder. The color isn’t clear though its more like a very sheer nude the more layers you put on the darker it shows. But I would recommend this for anyone who has really flimsy nails that want them stronger and harder.