Two weeks ago I visited my local Big Lots and I picked up the Sally Hansen Maximum Growth treatment for only $2.00, regularly retails for around $4.99. The packaging states that it is a “daily nail growth program, which provides powerful protection for short, problem nails within 1 week.” This product is formulated with Silk Proteins which is supposed to give problem nails the strength and protection needed to grow.
After using this product for 2 weeks I feel that I can give a pretty accurate review on it because I have actually seen results. A little background on my nails: they typically grow out to about 1/2 of a centimeter, then quickly break or become so brittle that I have to cut them. Well I bought this product right when my nails had reached the 1/2 centimeter growth/length.
The instructions on the product are to apply 1 to 2 coats on freshly cleaned nails every day, now keep in mind removing nail polish is something I hate doing, so rather than removing the polish every single day and applying a new coat every day, I just kept applying coats of this polish on my already coated nails. Will you achieve different and possibly better results if you follow the instructions? Probably, however I've been satisfied with how my nails have been looking (even if I haven't been too strict on the instructions).
My nails haven't grown drastically since applying this treatment so I don't agree with the "maximum growth" claim, however I do feel that it has made a difference in my nails and here are the results (after 2 weeks of use):
- Nails are now very strong and hard
- Nails are no longer brittle
- None have cracked or broken since using this treatment.
- Nails are whiter and feel smoother.
- Even when I don't have this product on, my nails still feel strong and healthy.
Sally Hansen carries a ton of nail growth and nail strengtheners which you can find on their site by clicking here, many with different vitamins and different ingredients that may ultimately give you different results. If you want to purchase the same one I did, you can visit your local Big Lots, or you can also find it at your local Ulta, CVS, Walgreen's, and online.
Have you tried this product, or any other Sally Hansen nail growth/nail strengthener? Do you like to keep your nails long or short? Fake or real? I asked on twitter and here are some of the responses:
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