I found a solution to my very thin nails, particularly my "a" fingernail. I apply a thin layer of Sally Hansen's "Hard as Nails" #109 Invisible. I apply a layer everyday for several days to just the free edge of the nail, not the entire nail. Recently, I have been diluting the product with acetone in order to build-up thinner layers and to avoid the globs that can occur. I realize that chemicals are not the best thing for our bodies or nails, but I try to limit it to very thin layers over just the free edge. Other approaches such as creams and ointments or gelatin in food just did not work for me. The Sally Hansen product can still be shaped and smoothed by whatever you choose to use. I use a gradation (#800--#2000) of very fine sandpaper. Before I tried this approach, my nails would chip, crack, or break at the slightest knock. Now, there are times when I accidentally hit my nails on something and I am surprised that my nails survived.
John Edwin Snyder, Denton, TX USA (Student)
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