The composition of the nail is VERY different from both your hair and skin.
Without getting too technical, it is made of alpha-keratin but unlike hair it has packed and COMPRESSED cells with multiple layers.
Many oils you apply to hair or skin will easily absorb - but this is NOT the case when these same oils are applied to the nails. Don't purchase a nail product that isn't designed to penetrate the nail plate or you are just wasting your money.
FlexiNail is a combination of ingredients precisely formulated to penetrate into the nail plate. The combination of lipid rich oils along with the penetrating ability are what makes FlexiNail different.
What's Bad for Your Natural Nails
- harsh nail products (acetone nail polish remover)
- gluing on fake nails or gel nails
- harsh drying climates (hot or cold)
- other chemicals (alcohol hand sanitizer etc)
- cutting cuticles (they act as a seal - skin to nail plate)
- poor nail care (pulling hang nails, biting nails)
- excessive exposure to water
If the nail's natural protective barrier is weakened from environmental exposure like some of the items above then the nail is prone to drying out. This allows the nail to be become brittle and then split or break. Repeated cycles of the nail drying out and then being hydrated can lead to the nail layers separating which can lead to painful and ugly nail peeling.
FlexiNail augments the nail's natural protection to offset the drying effect of chemicals and environment. Over time the protection in the nail plate builds up to a level that helps prevents the nail from drying out.
Consider a second thin application of FlexiNail daily if the environment you are in is rough on your nails (some examples below)...
- health care or education (frequent alcohol sanitizer use)
- flight attendant (frequently in very drying environment)
- frequent application and removal of nail polish
- gardening or dishes without gloves etc
What's Different About FlexiNail?
For a nail conditioner to show long term results, it needs to penetrate the nail's protective coating. Most conditioning oils don't penetrate - they just sit on top of the nail. Many products also advertise "vitamins" - but in many cases this "vitamin" or antioxidant is one of the ingredients used to simply stop the oil in the product from going rancid and it sounds fancy like you are giving your nails some magic vitamin they need. For a conditioner to be effective though - it has to help and augment the nail's own protection system.
Again, the nail is made of packed layers of cells (alpha keratin) and very different in composition from the skin. So what will penetrate easily into the skin or hair will not necessarily help the nail. So applying creams or oils that aren't designed to penetrate the compacted nail plate will not be effective. FlexiNail has a unique and precise formulation designed to do what most other nail products just can't do. This is why our customers rave about FlexiNail.
AVOID products that claim fast results.
You also need to BE PATIENT. Fingernails can take 6-8 MONTHS to grow out. You are not going to apply something to damaged nails and within a few days instantly change them back into great nails. Once they are dried out and brittle or peeling - you need to grow out some of the most damaged nail. This can take anywhere from a few weeks to even longer depending on the level of damage.
BE VERY wary of wasting money on products that offer fast results (then also check their formula for bad stuff that chemically hardens your nails - FlexiNail contains NO formaldehyde, NO toluene and NO acetone). We offer a 100 day money-back guarantee because we want and need you to get into a daily 20 second routine of applying FlexiNail. To get effective use of FlexiNail plan on using about half of one bottle every month. This is a rough guide but this allows for daily applications and enough usage to be effective. After about 100 days of usage a large chunk of the most damaged nail will have grown out. Things WILL still continue to improve after 100 days - but most people see a huge improvement by this 100 day mark. (Those taking strong medicines or with thyroid conditions for example may need longer than the 100 days in some cases).
We explain the need to remain patient - but people still demand immediate results and some give up when they don't get them. For FlexiNail to be effective - you NEED TO apply consistently - over time a tiny bit penetrates with each application. Over time this builds up to a point that it is really helping your nail. You can stop for a couple of weeks and not even see a noticeable difference to the naked eye (at first) but this is not how it will work best.
Here is an example we use to try to explain that quick results are NOT possible with ANY nail product.
Think of you nail as a piece of FRESH BREAD. Now leave this bread out in the sunshine for a day and you have a dried out piece of bread. NOTHING you add to this dried out piece of bread will turn it back into a fresh piece of bread. Nothing! If your nail is already cracked or is peeling (like dried out bread) - you need to grow out much of this damaged nail while protecting the new nail growth coming in behind. This can take a couple of months. Be patient though and you will break the cycle of damaged nails and you will have the great healthy looking nails you have always wanted.
Have you noticed that simple nail care information isn't really very helpful or forthcoming? It's because nail care is a HUGE industry (think fake nails, cuticle oils, nail hardeners, etc). The simple truth is that if you condition your nails with a product that actually penetrates the nail plate - then the rest of the products on the market aren't really needed.
FlexiNail isn't out to change the entire nail care industry, but our loyal customers do understand and appreciate how simple it is to IMPROVE and MAINTAIN their nails. FlexiNail has loyal, almost fanatic customers because it works! Just to demonstrate that we're NOT like all the rest - we even offer a 100 day money back guarantee.
If you spend a couple of minutes reading through the following topics you will be better able to decide if FlexiNail is right for you. We will try to keep answers short.
What will FlexiNail do for me?
If you have natural nails but have trouble keeping them looking nice then FlexiNail will help. Whether your nails are dry, brittle, cracking or peeling – FlexiNail will condition your nails and help keep them in great looking shape.
What is FlexiNail?
FlexiNail is a fingernail conditioner unlike anything you have tried before. It is NOT a chemical nail hardener and has NO formaldehyde and NO toluene. A dried out hard nail is NOT what you want. You would like your nails to have the correct moisture content and to actually have some “FLEX”. The first time you hit a nail and it bends and does NOT break you will better understand what we mean by flexible nails. FlexiNail does NOT involve applying fake nails. It is a penetrating nail conditioner that will help your nails maintain a natural protective coating.
How do I apply FlexiNail?
It takes about 20 seconds to apply. You brush on a really quick application. You don’t need to be careful applying it and if you get some on the cuticle it is NOT a problem. After you apply it please let it sit on your nails for several minutes or longer. If you are applying it before reading or watching TV – then let it sit on your nail for a full half hour or more.
Do I have to remove FlexiNail before applying it the next day?
FlexiNail will NOT harden or dry on your nail. Some will penetrate your nail but when you want your nails dry then simply gently rub in any excess with your thumb or take a tissue and wipe away any excess. After doing this you won’t really notice anything on your nails. DO NOT try to wash it off or use anything to try to remove it. At some point you will obviously wash your hands or shower etc - but don't purposely wash it off.
This seems expensive for a nail product?
The first thing to understand is that an order of FlexiNail will last you for SEVERAL MONTHS. The next thing to know is that it actually works. Yes, you could easily go buy a cheaper nail conditioner that claims to have Vitamin XYX in it – but when you spend a couple months finding out that it doesn’t work, then all that time and money was just wasted. Instead, read some testimonials about FlexiNail and know that it works. If you use it daily you will get the strong, attractive nails that you want. Maybe you are currently using some form of artificial nail and would like to go natural. If you are then we don’t have to tell you about the high costs and time required to go every two or three weeks to the salon to maintain them.
Is FlexiNail right for me?
If you expect instant results then please do NOT purchase FlexiNail. Using FlexiNail is initially a process of getting your nails into great shape and then maintaining them with minimal time and effort after that. If your nails are in rough shape – then this INITIAL period to get them looking great could take 8 or 12 weeks (or longer if you have badly splitting or peeling nails or a medical condition like thyroid issues). Once you get your nail in better shape though – it is a simple and easy routine to keep them looking great. IF you want INSTANT results then buy a formaldehyde based nail hardener or go back to the expense of maintaining fake nails.
My nails are awful. Once FlexiNail fixes them do I keep using FlexiNail?
If your nails are in awful shape because of a one time event like removing fake nails – then once you get them back into shape with FlexiNail you could stop applying it. For many other people, your nails are brittle, cracking or peeling because of environmental factors such as: frequent use of nail polish and acetone polish remover; a cold dry or hot dry environment; frequent use of hand sanitizer; excessive exposure to water (long baths, dishes, hand washing, swimming) or just other events that are hard on your nails. If issues like this have caused your nail problems then FlexiNail will help break that cycle. The problem is that once you are happy with the shape your nails are in – those SAME conditions will eventually start drying out your nails again. Many of our customers after breaking the initial cycle and getting their nails in shape just try to apply it daily or a few times a week to help keep them looking great.
Can I use polish or a clear coat with FlexiNail?
When STARTING out with FlexiNail we really hope that you will use nothing at all on your nails for the first couple of months. This will help break the cycle of your damaged nails and get them in good shape much faster. AFTER your nails are in great shape and you want to show them off – then by all means use polish. Make changes to your nail routine slowly at first and see how your nails respond. It is also important to NOT make frequent nail polish changes. When you take the polish off please try and go several days or longer without reapplying any polish. During these break days try to apply FlexiNail once or even twice a day. Remember that acetone is awful for your nails. Yes, it takes the polish off pretty easily but it also strips all the protective coating our of your nails as well. Even if you are using a less harsh soy based nail polish remover it is still important to make less frequent nail polish changes and to take these breaks between.
Will FlexiNail help with the ridges in my nails?
Nail ridges have an important distinction… if they run in the direction that your nails grows (from the half moon area to the end of the nail) then these are normal ridges that almost everyone has and FlexiNail will help in a secondary way with these. These ridges can get much more noticeable as we age or if our nails are in a dried out state. FlexiNail will help your nail get back to a better “moisture” level and therefore these ridges become much less noticeable and less likely to crack at these points as well. IF your ridges run across your nail (from baby finger to thumb) then you should consider having a health professional look at these as they could be an indication of certain health conditions.
Is FlexiNail sold as a recurring purchase program?
NO. There is no auto ship. When you want to repurchase you will have to come back to the website and make a new purchase.