If you're prone to chipping your nails just mere seconds after leaving the salon, you're not alone. Ladies have been opting for gel manicures for years to ensure long-lasting designs that stay put in between appointments. But while gel polish can be a lifesaver, the ever-shiny shellac sometimes sticks a little too well, leaving our nails broken, brittle, and weak in its wake. Here are 14 nail care products to rehab post-gel-mani damage.
CND Solar Nail Oil ($9): This deep-penetrating, ultra-conditioning blend uses natural oils and vitamin E to work its mani-magic.
Nailtiques Formula 2 Plus ($10): Try a paint-on nail protein for added support. The line also makes a bomb-dot-com topcoat that prevents chipping like no other.
Eve Lom Cuticle Cream ($24): The makers of the beauty world's top cleansing balm made a nourishing conditioner to soothe and protect nails, all while promoting growth.
Dermelect Nail Recovery System ($59): This four-piece kit has got all the goods you'll need for long and strong nails.
Barielle Nail Strengthener Cream ($15): The best-selling hydrator banishes splits, peels, and brittle breaks.
Dior Creme Abricot Fortifying Nail Cream ($27): The cult-favorite apricot cream conditions cuticles and encourages regrowth.
Paula's Choice Cuticle & Nail Treatment ($12): This convenient purchase will deliver nail nourishment, even when you're on-the-go.
Kocostar Nail Therapy ($4): At-home masks hydrate and strengthen with vitamins and essentail oils between appointments.
Karma Naturals Organic Nail Polish Remover ($12): Remove polish with this non-toxic formula that won't strip nails.
Deborah Lippmann Cuticle Oil ($18): Jojoba and vitamin E refurbish your digits with this uber-popular cuticle oil.
Julep Take a Breather Oxygen Treatment ($18): This breathable treatment goes on just like polish but protects the surface of your nails like whoa.
Butter London Melt Away Cuticle Exfoliator ($18): Dissolve away messy cuticles with this top-rated exfoliator.
Elon Nail Revitalizing Liquid Hand Soap ($10): This soap strengthens and restores your claws with each and every wash.
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