I very rarely get my nails done at a professional salon. Not because I don’t have time or I can’t find a salon I like because there are plenty of those! It just seemed silly to pay $25 for a manicure that would chip away days or even hours later. This was the general feeling amongst most of my friends and colleagues, and I think the nail industry caught wind of it too. The solution? Gel Polish.
At first glance, this technique had it all. It’s easy to apply, the colors - while not endless - are cute with a large variety, and the final, chip-free product lasts 2-4 weeks! So on special occasions I began getting gel polish manicures, but the aftermath was not pretty for my natural nails. My nails felt weak, brittle and rough. After again consulting my friends and colleagues, my nails were not the only victims.
So I began my research for a way to improve my nails after removing gel polish. To my surprise, I found a DIY gel polish recover treatment that can be done at home with common pantry staples.