Did my nails Grow Stronger with Essie's Fortifying Growth Treatment?Essie In Action: Weak Nails Saver... or Not?"). I promised that I will report my progress after one week of use. First, let's take a look at my nails.
Why did it got shorter? The answer is simple, the absent-minded me cut my nails =(. Oh well, but I could tell you that it has gotten longer. I don't usually file/cut my nails every week. So please forgive my stubby nails.
So did my nails grow stronger? Take a look at this picture:
In the above picture, I was using full strength (without hurting myself, of course) to put my nails against each other. They didn't bend. I remember just a week ago it could be bent quite easily.
I have also noticed that my nails have not been chipping. Not nail polish chipping, but actual nail chipping, peeling off the base. This got me thinking that the Essie Grow Stronger Fortifying Growth Treatment is actually working. Here's a before-and-after:
|First Application of Essie Grow Stronger when I first started using it.|
|How my nails look now. Is it just me or did my nail colour improved a bit?|
What is this product:
From the packaging... Essie Grow Stronger is a nail treatment that "fortifies nails to optimize growth". Key ingredients of this product include: "Gingko Biloba and Vitamin E hydrate to nourish, Mineral Strengtheners, Nail hardeners to strengthen weak nails". It claims that it is "scientifically proven to reinforce and help promote health growth": "30% stronger nails in 5 days, up to 29% longer nails in 5 days, nails grow harder, more resilient".
How did I use it:
Every night, after shower, I will remove the old coat of Grow Stronger with nail polish remover. I will then apply two new coats of Grow Stronger. I repeated this process for 7 days.
After a week of use, my nails are noticeably stronger and less prone to peeling/cracking. It has also grown longer, but I cannot tell if this is because of the treatment or the natural growth of the nails. As an added bonus, since polish is not, I have no tendency to bite my nails like I did before when I am thinking hard.
Overall, I think it worked for me. I am going to continue using it, but maybe not a new coat every night, 'cause I'm lazy like that lol. If you're in the market for a nail growth treatment for your soft, weak nails, you might want to check out Essie Grow Stronger.
I think I will do a little update post a month later to see if my nails stay like this. I hope this helps some of you who are on the hunt with a nail treatment. If you do end up trying it out. Let me know how it goes!