After I decided to take my gel nails off and try to make my natural nails strong and pretty I was left with the lamp and the gel.
I thought about throwing them away and I am really happy I didn't.
During the 5 months it took me to get my natural nails in good shape I had alot of painful breaks (my nails were paper thin) so I started putting a very very thing layer of gel on my tears and breaks. The layer of gel was as thin as I layer of nail polish and completely invisible.
It made the transition from gels to naturals so much easier! I was careful to put the gel only on the tears and not on the rest of the nail, so that the treatment regime I was using could still work.
Now my natural nails are strong but being an avid gardener and a clumsy person in general(
), I still get breaks and tears from time to time. I read about ladies using silk wraps to patch up tears and having to change the wrap every couple of manis. Since I change my nail polish daily (can't help it, i looove my polish
) this would not work for me.
I still use the gel to patch up the tears and I even used it once to sculpt a nail tip because my nail broke and I did not want to file all the rest of my nails down to match the lenght. The gel tip was soon grown out and there was no damage on my natural nail.
For those of you that get a lot of tears, I would really suggest the gel and the lamp.