Strengthening your nails after a dip powder application isn't always an easy task. If you have ever gotten dip nails, you probably know what we mean when we say that our nails tend to feel a bit weak or flimsy after the dip is removed. This is not uncommon, as any time your nails are covered by a polish of any sort, they can become dry and brittle. Also, if the dip isn’t removed properly, further damage may be cause. So, what’s one to do? You love your dip nails, but you want to re-strengthen your natural nails when necessary. Lucky for you, we have a few tips.
Once your dip is off, it’s time to reevaluate how your nails are doing. Be sure to cut them down and buff the nails where necessary. It’s important to remove the bad so we can focus on the good. Now that your nails are neatly trimmed, it’s time to keep them natural, without any dip, polish, gel, or acrylic. Your nails need to breathe in order to regain their strength. Don’t worry, though, as long as you care for your nails properly, you’ll be able to dress them up again soon!
Our next piece of advice may seem unrelated, but in reality, it’s very important- drink water. Every part of your body is affected by hydration (or in some cases, lack of hydration). Your nails are just the same. Hydration promotes new growth and supports what you already have, plus the rest of your body will benefit, too.
Finally, apply strengthening products and take biotin. The market is full of products meant to improve the health of your nails, which often takes shape in oils or creams. Brush or rub these into your nails regularly. They should target the needs of your nails and promote strengthening like you’re looking for. As far as biotin goes, this is a supplement that can be found in the form of a pill or drink powder. It provides your body with nutrients to support hair, skin, and nails, and many swear by the benefits. Your drugstore’s nail care aisle is a great place to find the nail strengthening products you need.
In conclusion, here are our quick tips on how to strengthen your nails after dip powder:
- Drink plenty of water to promote new nail growth. Stay hydrated!
- Let your nails rest between each dip powder application, at least 1 week.
- Use vitamin oil on the skin around your nails and nail bed to keep moisturized.
- Take vitamin supplements like biotin to promote nail growth.
As you can see, strengthening nails after using dip powder isn’t all too complicated. Your nails need to be trimmed up, hydrated by drinking water, and supported with nail-specific supplements and strengthening products. These are all good practices to continually focus on, as to avoid weak nails in the first place. However, nails do take a beating, and when they do, take care and give it time.
Sometimes preventative measures can be even more helpful than repairing methods. Check out our article on how to protect your natural nail while using dip and acrylic powder systems.
Do you have any special methods to keep your nails strong and healthy between nail sets? Let us know in the comments!