So it’s been a week since my first nail rehab story and I’ve got news! If you haven’t seen it already, I shared my current at-home nail care routine on my YouTube channel so be sure to check it out should you be curious about the steps I’m taking to get my nails back into tip-top shape. These steps aren’t a must in your personal nail rehab journey, they just simply serve as a guideline should you be considering getting yours back to their normal health.


As much as I tried, I couldn’t prevent this. My thumbs were the first to go followed by my right index finger. The left index finger is still sporting one heck of a bruise, however, I am being extra cautious so as to not injure it any further. The Sally Hansen Miracle Thickener has done a good job at restoring the strength of my nail beds. They are no longer as sensitive to the touch and I can get through most of the day running errands and doing essential work around the house. Over the next week, I will be monitoring if they continue to split and break and will include the results in my final update.


Sally Hansen Moisture Rehab did a phenomenal job at bringing back hydration to my nails. As I said in my blog post last week, one big symptom of damaged nails is dryness. I do like to massage Moisture Rehab into my nails and then use one coat of the Miracle Thickener. My thinking is that if these two work in conjunction with each other, my nails will be getting a decent moisturizing, thickening and strengthening treatment.

Bumps & Ridges

The bumps and ridges on my nails (a direct result of applying tips) have not completely smoothened out. The multi-purpose Sally Hansen Salon Manicure Smooth & Strong Base Coat is meant to tackle this issue so I am still holding out for better results concerning this.

But I think my favourite product so far is the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Dry and Go Drops.  It allows for my nail polish to dry incredibly quickly and it’s also enriched with Vitamin E (same hero ingredient in the Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil) and Jojoba Oil which help to hydrate and nourish cuticles as well as give a smooth, glossy finish.

ICYMI, here’s a look at my step-by-step at-home nail care routine

See you next week for the final update!