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What Are Brittle Nails?

October 1, 2008  | Article

So common they hardly rate as a condition, brittle nails are often nothing more than the body’s response to environmental conditions. A trip to the nail salon can be an informative and satisfactory first step to making brittle nails beautiful.

Keywords: brittle nails   onychorrhexis  

The Truth About Hormones and Nails

July 1, 2008  | Article

There’s a theory floating around that suggests hormones can wreak havoc on nails, causing the product to lift and nails to “fall off .” Is there any truth to the tale or are the affects of hormones the stuff of urban legends?

Keywords: applying enhancements to unhealthy nails   brittle nails   Doug Schoon   effects of medications on nails   hormones  

The Aging Foot

June 1, 2004  | Article

Our feet — along with our activities— change as we mature. From hereditary problems to injuries, our feet often take a pounding the older we get. Help your clients take care of their feet throughout their lifetime to ensure good foot health into old age.

Keywords: arthritic clients   athlete's foot   brittle nails   bunions   corns  

Nail Strengtheners: What’s in the Bottle?

February 1, 2004  | Article

One of the best-selling retail items in most salons, nail strengtheners remain a bit of a mystery to clients and nail techs alike. Here we tell you how the different types of strengtheners work and when you should use them.

Keywords: brittle nails   nail dehydration   nail strengtheners  

Just Add Water to Care for Brittle Nails

August 1, 2002  | Article

Caused by dehydration, brittle nails are the bane of the modern woman. Put to rest the old wives’ tales of gelatin and calcium supplements while teaching clients the tips and tricks that really work.

Keywords: biotin   brittle nails   Dr. Richard Scher   effect of menopause on nails   effect of vitamins on nails  

Frequently Asked Questions: The Nail Doctor

February 1, 2000  | Article

Your questions answered! What causes fungus, what to do about brittle nails, and more.

Keywords: allergic reactions   artificial nails   bacterial infections   brittle nails   bruised nails  

The Nail Doctor

February 1, 2000  | Article

The Nail Doctor answers your questions about strep, overgrowth, and white spots. 

Keywords: allergic reactions   brittle nails   diabetic clients   eczema   elderly clients  

The Nail Doctor: Cold Weather Can Affect Nails

December 1, 1998  | Article

Keywords: bacterial infections   brittle nail syndrome   brittle nails   cold weather techniques   effect of weather on nails  

The Nail Doctor

April 1, 1998  | Article

The Nail Doctor explains what those white nails spots mean, and the causes of brittle nail syndrome. 

Keywords: brittle nail syndrome   brittle nails   leukonychia   The Nail Doctor  

When To Say When

March 1, 1998  | Article

Keywords: brittle nails   CND   formaldehyde   nail strengtheners   Nail Tek  

Strong Hope For Brittle Nails

May 1, 1996  | Article

Trauma to the nail plate and excessive hand-washing are the primary causes of brittle nails. Simple remedies can produce healthy results.

Keywords: biotin   brittle nails   effects of medications on nails   nail dehydration   nail trauma  

Biotin Supplements Strengthen Weak Nails

March 1, 1996  | Article

Two independent studies have shown that the vitamin biotin thickens weak nails and reduces splitting. In just six to eight weeks, your clients may be able to finally grow strong, healthy nails.

Keywords: biotin   brittle nails   nail dehydration  

Nail Treatments Provide A Temporary Armor For Brittle Nails

November 1, 1993  | Article

Keywords: brittle nails   peeling nails   The Nail Doctor  

Prevent Product Crystallization During Cold Weather

February 1, 1992  | Article

Try electric mitts, heating pads, or even a mug warmer to keep acrylic from crystallizing during the winter.

Keywords: acrylic troubleshooting   brittle nails   CND   cold weather techniques   crystallization  

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