I have very weak nails, that have a tendency to be flakey – what is the best treatment for me?
A. This is a very common problem. Nails can lose the natural adhesive that holds the layers of the nail together, leading to the nail layers peeling and the nail becoming thin and weak. The nail can break and peel until there is no free edge. The nail is also very absorbent and too much water can also lead to splitting and peeling. It is important for the healthy condition of the nail, that the layers are kept sealed. The slightest break in the bond between the layers (either by knocking the nail, using the nail as a tool or washing hands in cleaning chemicals) can lead to layer separation. Without attention, this situation can turn into a vicious circle of water seepage, layer separation and top layer peeling. My Recommendation: Firstly, a professional manicure with some conditioning treatments, and then for excellent protection I would suggest a Bio Sculpture Gel Overlay, followed by fortnightly maintenance.