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.