The condition of our nails is often ignored when it comes to our beauty and grooming routines; after all, it’s easy to throw on some nail polish or go for a lunchtime gel manicure and conceal any problems.
However, nail health is important; we’re often damaging our nails through exposure to chemical procuts, sun, and nail biting – and having damaged nails makes it difficult to enjoy the full benefits of a manicure or nail treatment. Put it this way: if your nails don’t look good, your manicure won’t look its best either. It’s a bit like putting make-up on skin that hasn’t been cleansed or prepped; it just doesn’t look as good as it could be.
So, what are the best nail strengthening treatments for women? Let’s take a look.
What weakens and damages our nails?
As women, we put our nails through a lot on a day-to-day basis. Whether it’s using our nails to prise open packages, or exposing our nails to the sun, it’s fair to say we put our nails through the wringer. Here are just a few ways your nails might become weakened and damaged over time:
Your nails are generally a pretty good indicator of your overall health; if you have curved, easily broken, or thin, brittle nails, you probably need to increase the amount of vitamins and nutrients in your diet. Biotin is a key vitamin for nail health, and can be found in many different wellness and beauty supplements.
If you’re frequently exposing your nails to certain harsh chemicals – such as detergent, dish soap, and other cleaning materials – you might end up with weak, brittle nails, as the harsh ingredients wear down the nails and make them softer. If you’re frequently using household cleaning agents, we’d recommend wearing a pair of gloves to protect both your hands and nails from any damage.
Best nail strengthening treatments for women
So, what can you do if you have weak, brittle nails? No matter the cause of your weak nails, we’ve got two award-winning nail strengthening treatments to get them back into tip-top condition.
IBX Nail Strengthening Repair Treatment
At our N.Bar nail spas, we offer an IBX nail strengthening treatment designed to reverse the damage caused by gel nails and acrylics. Working inside the nail (rather than on top of it), IBX technology creates an “Interpenetrating Polymer Network” to toughen, strengthen, and fortify the nails from the inside out.
N.Bar Miracle Repair Nail Treatment
Using a mix of IBX technology, conditioning oils and gentle heat, our N.Bar-exclusive nail treatment helps to strengthen the nail by smoothing over any cracks, gaps or ridges, creating a shield that protects your nail from future damage. Typically performed before a traditional manicure, this award-winning treatment will have your nails feeling stronger, healthier, and tougher than ever before.
This treatment is ideal for those who frequently use gel nail polish, to help protect your nails while enjoying fabulous manicures. For best results, you can also book your Miracle Repair treatments in blocks of five.
Maintaining good nail health: tips and tricks
Aside from popping into your local N.Bar nail spa for a strengthening treatment, what else can you do to keep your nails in good condition? Here’s what our salon pros suggest:
- Think about taking a biotin supplement. While Biotin won’t reverse nail damage, it helps keep your nails in good conditions and strengthens them from the inside out.
- Eat a vitamin-rich diet. A diet rich in varied fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and proteins is best for nail health.
- Give yourself a break from nail polish. It’s a good idea to give yourself a break from nail polish, gel nails, or press-on nails every now and then. Instead of going for your usual manicure, come into an N.Bar salon for a relaxing hand massage!
Learn from the professionals
At NBar, our salon professionals have years of experience in the beauty industry, and won’t hesitate to give you tips on how to prolong the results of your chosen treatment. Going for a wax? Our wax specialists will give you expert advice on avoiding ingrown hairs and keeping the treated area smooth and soft. Getting your first ever gel acrylics? Our nail technicians will let you know how to maintain your new nails for as long as possible – until you can’t wait until your next appointment, of course!
How to find us
N.Bar currently has 16 nail spas in the UAE. You can find your nearest N.Bar salon here and book a nail appointment directly from our website. You can also download our app and book your glow on-the-go, wherever you are. Go on, your nails deserve it!