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britguy

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"Flexinail", does it work ... 

I've read many testimonials about this "Flexinail" product. They claim it grows strong, flexible natural nails, and also works well for guitarists.

I was curious to see if anybody on the Foro had tried this stuff, and what their experience was.

Anybody used the stuff?

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bernd

 

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RE: "Flexinail", does it w... (in reply to britguy

I use Catherine Gel at a local nail design studio and found out that it works best for me. After trying different methods for years I made a test with gel nails. It lasts up to 2.5 months, gives a strong tone and looks naturally - whether the nail designer is not using high gloss type.

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The gel is the new Catherine gel that came out in summer 2012 (new mixture). The older made problems and is discontinued. Its version name is For Professional Only and consists of a primer and the gel provided in several layers.

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keith

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RE: "Flexinail", does it w... (in reply to britguy

fingernail products promoting growth are probably up there with magical mixtures for youthful looks and vigor and, in joe theisman's case, prostates that give men fits. i read their webpage and then googled fingernail health and read the mayo clinic's recommendation. i think the mayo clinic may be onto something.

that said, i like a product called "no more wraps" which is a formaldehyde free and consists of a bonding agent and pulvarized kevlar. the lamination of kevlar and nail results in a tougher nail that has flexibility.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 24 2013 16:43:17
 
britguy

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RE: "Flexinail", does it w... (in reply to keith

quote:

googled fingernail health and read the mayo clinic's recommendation. i think the mayo clinic may be onto something.



What did the Mayo report say???

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 24 2013 18:20:32
 
keith

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RE: "Flexinail", does it w... (in reply to britguy

britguy--the usual stuff although on page 2 they suggest biotin may help.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nails/WO00020
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Ramon Amira

 

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RE: "Flexinail", does it w... (in reply to britguy

There used to be something that was associated somehow with horses hooves, that was supposed to really make your nails incredibly strong. I can’t remember the name, but I’m pretty sure it began with a “B”. Sounded something like Bariel. Anybody remember what that was?

Ramon

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 24 2013 23:11:16
 
keith

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RE: "Flexinail", does it w... (in reply to Ramon Amira

there is a lotion called hoofmaker which probably has the same ingredients.
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lukeofgod

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RE: "Flexinail", does it w... (in reply to britguy

I used flexinail close to 3 months with no recognizable difference
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 25 2013 7:22:34
 
britguy

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RE: "Flexinail", does it w... (in reply to lukeofgod

quote:

I used flexinail close to 3 months with no recognizable difference


Too bad, Lukie!

Are you going to take advantage of their '100 day refund'?

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 25 2013 14:21:52
 
lukeofgod

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RE: "Flexinail", does it w... (in reply to britguy

nope, I used it last year and just never got to getting my refund. oh well
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 25 2013 19:27:45
 
Ramon Amira

 

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RE: "Flexinail", does it w... (in reply to Ramon Amira

quote:

There used to be something that was associated somehow with horses hooves, that was supposed to really make your nails incredibly strong. I can’t remember the name, but I’m pretty sure it began with a “B”. Sounded something like Bariel. Anybody remember what that was?

Ramon


Found it! - Barielle.

http://www.amazon.com/Barielle-Nail-Strengthener-Cream-Ounce/dp/B00007KQF3/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

But it seems - like everything else - they changed and diluted the formula, but anyway the older reviews all rave about it.

Ramon

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 25 2013 20:52:13
 
arielestulin

 

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RE: "Flexinail", does it w... (in reply to britguy

I've been using a natural product that I found on the net. It's called New Nails Hardener by No Miss. No formaldehyde. After playing a while, it peels off like an onion skin. When that happens I just reapply some more.
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Sr. Martins

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RE: "Flexinail", does it w... (in reply to britguy

I rarely use nail hardener but when I do, I use one that has formaldehyde. I dont know if formaldehyde is the culprit but I never used a more effective nail hardener. I end up only using it sparingly (when the nail ends are "softer" and prone to crack) and only at the tips.



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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jul. 17 2013 20:01:09
 
wedge

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RE: "Flexinail", does it w... (in reply to britguy

I had many problems until I started using Onymyrrhe - works great. I also supplement with Nailtiques 2: you can buy these through Strings by Mail.

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maricelabflagg

 

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RE: "Flexinail", does it w... (in reply to britguy

I am using all my nail products from http://www.iloveno1.com. They have a good quality product and the nail polish is fast drying and last for many days.
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edguerin

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RE: "Flexinail", does it w... (in reply to britguy

quote:

I dont know if formaldehyde is the culprit


It is, and most nail-hardeners contain varying amounts of formaldehyde.

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Kalo

 

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RE: "Flexinail", does it w... (in reply to britguy

I have read from Grisha and Jason that they now use this product.

It's called Players nails..

Grisha can be seen using them in a one of his videos...

http://guitarplayernails.com/
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aeolus

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RE: "Flexinail", does it w... (in reply to britguy

Brittle fingernails

The finding that biotin supplements were effective in treating hoof abnormalities in horses and swine led to speculation that biotin supplements might also be helpful in strengthening brittle fingernails in humans. Three uncontrolled trials examining the effects of biotin supplementation (2.5 mg/day for up to six months) in women with brittle fingernails have been published (29-31). In two of the trials, subjective evidence of clinical improvement was reported in 67-91% of the participants available for follow-up at the end of the treatment period (29, 30). One trial that used scanning electron microscopy to assess fingernail thickness and splitting found that fingernail thickness increased by 25% and splitting decreased after biotin supplementation (31). Although the results of these small uncontrolled trials suggest that biotin supplements may be helpful in strengthening brittle nails, larger placebo-controlled trials are needed to assess the efficacy of high-dose biotin supplementation for the treatment of brittle fingernails.


I've started taking this as my nails have gone to the dogs. I even had a chunk break off while playing. Interesting the connection to horses hooves. I am not optimistic but I'll try anything now. I was using super glue and but I now suspect it of being detrimental and have switched to Sally Henson hard as nails. If the Biotin is a miraculous fix I'll report back.

http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/vitamins/biotin/
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El Burdo

 

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RE: "Flexinail", does it w... (in reply to aeolus

quote:

have switched to Sally Henson hard as nails


Aeolus, that stuff pales into insignificance compared to OPI Nail Envy. Maybe not good enough for a regular performer but two or three coats overnight works really well for me.
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aeolus

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RE: "Flexinail", does it w... (in reply to El Burdo

quote:

Aeolus, that stuff pales into insignificance compared to OPI Nail Envy. Maybe not good enough for a regular performer but two or three coats overnight works really well for me.


Thanks. I'll give it a try.
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Sr. Martins

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RE: "Flexinail", does it w... (in reply to britguy

Mavala is the stuff for me. I use it once a month, it leaves nothing on the nail and they get harder than with any other product i've tried.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Mar. 11 2014 13:04:27
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