Spot The Difference Between Healthy and Damaged Nails

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Spot The Difference Between Healthy and Damaged Nails

Better serve your customers by being able to instantly spot the difference between healthy, dry, weak, thin, and damaged nails.

 

 

Healthy Nails
Looks Like: Pink and shiny; flexible; rarely break; smooth; no signs of splitting, peeling or breaking.
The Right Treatment: Hydrating treatment and/or strengthener to keep nails healthy, waterless manicure.


Dry Nails
Looks Like: Vertical ridges; flaking at the free edge; brittle and easily break.
The Right Treatment: Hydrating conditioners and moisturizers, warm oil soak, waterless manicure, moisture wrap services, paraffin.

Weak Nails
Looks Like: Very thin; splitting and peeling; layering of the free edge that usually extends beyond the free edge.
The Right Treatment: Hydrating and moisturizing strengtheners, waterless manicure, warm oil soak, file gently in one direction and avoid buffing the nail.

Thin Nails
Looks Like: Excessive splitting and peeling at the free edge.
The Right Treatment: Hydrating strengtheners, waterless manicure, file gently in one direction and avoid buffing the nail.

Damaged Nails
Looks Like: Thin and weak; flake or split easily; free edges disintegrate when filed, slow growth, if any.
The Right Treatment: Consistent hydration, waterless manicure, avoid over filing or buffing the nail, apply cuticle oil daily.

 

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