Mudcat Café message #1282087 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73619   Message #1282087
Posted By: GUEST,Peter A
27-Sep-04 - 05:28 AM
Thread Name: fingernail strengthening
Subject: RE: fingernail strengthening
I've tried it all - with no success until I dared to enter a ladies shop for naildesigning. The first time it is hard for your pride sitting there, but now I am completely accustomed to it.
Let them put on four layers of silk on your natural nails - it has to be four - fastened with a two-component glue of some sort.
I've never broken a nail since that, and I can do everything (house-building, laying bricks, whatever you have to do) without any strain to your fingernails. You have to repair and to refill this procedure every 3 weeks (apprx) but it is worth it.

Good luck.