Hi guys! Today I want to tell you about a new addition to my nail care routine. Since the summer I have been having a ton of problems with my nails... mostly peelies, which I had on almost every finger. Then, when I moved to Sweden, my nails were tearing at the edges what seemed like once a week. Every time I managed to get a bit of length, one would tear and I'd be back to cutting them all down. I am going to attribute a lot of this to stress and my diet change... in Houston I was eating TONS of avocado, which as most people know, is great for your skin, hair, and nails. When we moved I didn't have so much access to them, and they became a much smaller portion of my diet. Also, I was very busy this summer and was not diligent with my cuticle oil and nail care, so I think that was part of the problem.
Here is my before photo, from November 14th. At this point I had been back to caring properly for my nails and they were still giving me issues with tearing. You can see that the corner of my index finger had torn off and I've got a few white marks on my nails from them being injured and weak. They were just so sad!
Enter Trind Nail Repair! I found this stuff at a department store here in Stockholm, and figured what the heck.. I'll try it! I was pretty desperate at this point and was willing to try anything. I didn't have much hope for success really, because I have tried nail strengtheners in the past and they did not seem to do much. (I have tried OPI Nail Envy, Orly Tough Cookie, and Orly Nailtrition.) I have been using Trind for a month and a half now, and I am definitely going to be repurchasing this when I run out! My nails look healthier and feel stronger than they ever have. The most amazing part? ALL of my peelies are gone. On both hands! My right hand was always worse with peelies and they are completely gone. I can hardly believe it.
Ignore the bit of staining that I have! But look how healthy they look! This is with absolutely nothing on them, directly after polish remover. I did not moisturize after removal.
I have been using Trind almost daily, I put it on every time I change my polish. They say to be careful not to allow it to touch your cuticles because it can cause irritation, but I have not noticed any irritation personally. I still use my CND Stickey on top of the Trind to make my mani last a bit longer.
Now, I don't know if this nail strengthener is right for everyone, but it sure it right for me! It is formaldehyde based, so please be aware of that if you are thinking of purchasing it. Check out this post from Loodie, Loodie, Loodie about formaldehyde nail strengtheners and deciding if they are right for you.
I am also looking into finding the Trind Nail Balsam to try out as well, which I have heard is amazing. I hope this post is helpful to anyone who is as exasperated as I was with my weak, peeling nails! If you try this (or have already tried it) please let me know how it works for you... I'd love to hear if others have as much success as I did with this product.