October 1, 2008
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
July 1, 2008
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?
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June 1, 2004
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
February 1, 2004
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.
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August 1, 2002
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.
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February 1, 2000
Your questions answered! What causes fungus, what to do about brittle nails, and more.
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February 1, 2000
The Nail Doctor answers your questions about strep, overgrowth, and white spots.
Keywords: allergic reactions brittle nails diabetic clients eczema elderly clients
April 1, 1998
The Nail Doctor explains what those white nails spots mean, and the causes of brittle nail syndrome.
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May 1, 1996
Trauma to the nail plate and excessive hand-washing are the primary causes of brittle nails. Simple remedies can produce healthy results.
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March 1, 1996
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
February 1, 1992
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