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    If You Have Brittle Nails, You Need To Try These 12 Products You Can Get On Amazon

    Proof that healthy nails are possible for all!

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    1. Quimica Alemana nail hardener will make your nails harder, stronger, thicker, and help them grow faster! There's a reason this product has over 2K reviews — the before and after pictures speak for themselves 💅🏻.

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    Promising review: "This product 100% made my nails stronger and healthier. I had acrylic nails for over a year when I decided to give my natural nails a shot. This photo was taken three and four months after starting my journey. This product is an essential part of my nail care routine and made my nails so smooth and strong! I recommend it to everyone struggling with thin, peeling, brittle nails!" —Isabelle Briceno

    Price: $9.03

    2. Cuccio milk and honey cuticle oil is super moisturizing, so you can keep your nails strong, shiny, and gorgeous — not to mention protect and nourish your cuticles.

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    Promising review: "I really like this product! I try to take breaks from getting my nails done (hard gel, usually) since between each set my nails get very thin and brittle. This helps to make them look strong, smooth, and natural! Also keeps my cuticles looking fresh and adds a nice little shine to my nails! I would recommend this product." —NMC

    Price: $6.90 (available in two styles)

    3. Mavala Switzerland clear nail polish has a super bitter aftertaste and is ideal for anyone whose nails are worn-down from nail biting. This just may be the holy grail product you need to stop biting and give your nails a chance to grow back healthy and strong!

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    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. I've been a terrible nail-biter since I was a young child, and I tried everything to stop. I hated my hands and was so ashamed of how they looked, but I couldn't help it. I tried rubber bands, mindfulness meditation, Pavlok, and all sorts of other 'no bite' polishes that looked awful and washed off too quickly/didn't taste bad enough to be a deterrent. I committed to putting a layer of this on every other day, and it's now been three months and my nails look amazing. The urge to bite has lessened, but I don't think it will ever go away, so I plan to use this polish for years to come. The taste is so strong and immediately bitter, and it really lingers on your lips and tongue for a while. It's an amazing product, and I highly recommend it." —Lydia G Morgan

    Price: $15.50

    Check out our post "This Miracle Polish Just Might Get You To Stop Biting Your Nails" to learn more about why this product rules.

    4. A biotin supplement – it'll help grow thick, healthy nails quickly and just might be what your manicure is missing. It's also said to be great for your hair!

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    Promising review: "I’ve been taking biotin for a year now and have noticed a SIGNIFICANT change in how quickly my hair grows, its luster, and the length and thickness of my nails. My hairdresser has even noticed! I play guitar so I have to keep my nails reasonably short, but they used to be so thin I’d have to cut them to the nail bed — now they’ve gotten thick and healthy! They grow so quickly I have to have them done every other week. They look beautiful and I’ll never go another day without biotin! The pill is super small (about the size of my index finger) and easy to swallow. I swear by this stuff!!!" —JEN A.

    Price: $8.78 (120 pack)

    5. CND nail and cuticle strengthener blends jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E to penetrate your nail bed and give you lots of moisture where you need it most. Even reviewers who have cracked/peeling nails from nail-biting have seen amazing results!

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    Promising review: The picture on the left (above) is right after the first application, and the picture on the right is a few weeks after. They still have a long way to go (my cuticles are a mess from picking at them), but my nails have length to them! As a nail-biter, it’s been awhile since I haven’t had to completely cut them off due to them peeling and breaking." —Emily D Marvin

    Price: $8.50

    6. Onsen's nail conditioner is perfect for anyone who is trying to get their natural nails healthy again after using dip powder systems/acrylic nails. It's rich in minerals and delivers a higher concentration of nourishing ingredients (like aloe vera, rich bran oil, shea butter, and vitamin E) than most cuticle oils.

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    Promising review: "After using a dip powder system on my nails, this product has quickly become my holy grail for getting my nails back to health. The dip powder left my nails dry, weak, and brittle. After just three days of using this my nails look normal again. I had been using high end cuticle oils, butters, and salves and none of them seemed to be doing much good for me." —Jennifer French

    Price: $16.10

    7. Hard as Hoof nail strengthening cream will harden soft fragile nails, help them grow back nice and long, and prevent splits, chips, peels, and cracks.

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    It's fortified with calcium, vitamins, hydrogenated jojoba oil, and smells like coconuts!

    Promising review: "This is a new product for me. My nails were seriously damaged by using nail salon acrylics. After a few months of wearing them, I found out I am reactive to the chemicals that literally caused a dissolving of my nails under the acrylics. Very painful and my nails continued to shred, even after the acrylics were removed. This is the only product (and I tried many) that stopped the shredding; which allowed my nails to grow. No more pain! I love this product!" —Kimerie

    Price: $7.99

    8. Simply Pure cuticle and nail oil pen is a nourishing formula packed with hydrating jojoba wax ester, vitamins A and E, and grape seed and tea tree oil to give you real results FAST.

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    It's recommended you apply this 8-15 times a day for the first three days to REALLY get the healing started on your nails. This miracle product will also reduce hangnails and encourage faster nail growth.

    Promising review: "I love this product! I have been a nail-biter all my life, and because of that my nails are weak and peel easily. I have never been able to grow them out, and I've tried everything (hardeners, coconut oil, strengtheners, etc). Nothing worked. This nail oil does. After just the three day hydration challenge, I see and feel a difference in my nails. I totally recommend!! The picture I provided (above) was after three days!" —Jarrett Hansen

    Price: $7.08 (available in three scents)

    9. Makartt nail files are gentle enough to use on thin, brittle nails without causing more damage, yet strong enough to still get the job done. Some reviewers even use these files for removing gel nail polish without soaking them in acetone first!

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    Promising review: "These are very good for even my thin, brittle nails. Just enough grit to take down excess nail but not tear up the nail. I don't have thick nails but these are not flimsy; they are rugged enough that they would work well on thick nails too. The grit stays on the file well so you can use them for a while before needing a new one. The fact the files are washable doesn't matter to me but for someone who does a lot of nails, these are great." —DeeDee

    Price: $7.85 (set of ten)

    10. Leven Rose cold-pressed jojoba oil has over 8K reviews, many of which are from people whose damaged, thin nails are now strong, healthy, and shiny thanks to this miracle worker!

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    Promising review: "I loooove this oil. It works wonders for my nails. My cuticles look so much better and my nails are growing beautifully. My cuticles have even lightened up (they used to be super purple-ish dark). I’m using it along with the Química Alemana nail hardener, and they work so well together." —Dayana

    Price: $13.97

    11. A set of gel finger cots will protect fragile nails while you're gardening or doing other risky (to your nails) chores. You can also use them to stop picking at/biting your nails so they stay strong!

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    Promising review: "I wear them on my fingers under my gloves while I'm gardening. Really protect my thin and splitting nails!" —J. J. Brooks

    Price: $8.99 (set of 14; available in three colors)

    12. And a 10-piece stainless steel manicure kit comes with everything you need to tackle hang nails, broken nails, and day-to-day maintenance on the go, so the next time you do break a nail, at least you'll have everything on hand to fix it as best you can!

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    Don't be that person who just rips off broken nails and then walks around with a bloody mess of a finger nail (me) all day!

    Set includes: one cuticle scissor, one nail scissor, one nail nipper, one cuticle nipper, one pair of regular tweezers, one pair of splinter tweezers, one nail cleaner, one sapphire nail file, one toe nail clipper, and one cuticle remover

    Promising review: "Excellent Set for the price. Has everything you need to keep your nails healthy and nice. The case and the tools are not cheap and well made. I ordered a second one to ship to my daughter, which she loved." —MichaelP

    Price: $8.45

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