Tuesday, May 6, 2014

What about Nail Damage?

It is important to remember that everyone is different. While the majority of customers can wear nails wraps with no issues at all, there will be some that are not able to wear the wraps – just like there are some individuals who can not wear gel nails or polish. However, most of those who experience nail damage after wearing and removing the wraps can be prevented by following the removal method provided by Jamberry on each package of wraps and by keeping hydrated (both inside and out).

the vast majority of customers experience no nail damage while using Jamberry.
The vast majority of customers experience no nail damage while using Jamberry.
This pic was shared by one happy customer :) 
Your fingernails — composed of laminated layers of a protein called keratin — grow from the area at the base of the nail under your cuticle. As new cells grow, older cells become hard and compacted and are eventually pushed out toward your fingertips. The part we can see and normally call a fingernail (or toenail) is called the nail plate. Beneath the nail plate is the nail bed, which nourishes the nail.

Healthy fingernails are smooth, without pits or grooves. They're uniform in color and consistency and free of spots or discoloration. Sometimes fingernails develop harmless vertical ridges that run from the cuticle to the tip of the nail. Vertical ridges tend to become more prominent with age. Fingernails can also develop white lines or spots due to injury, but these eventually grow out with the nail.

To keep your fingernails looking their best, follow these simple guidelines.


Keep your fingernails dry and clean. Wear cotton-lined rubber gloves when washing dishes, cleaning or using harsh chemicals, and avoid long soaks in the tub. Before apply the wraps, make sure your nails are healthy and you following the application method provided by Jamberry

Trim and file your fingernails regularly. Use a sharp manicure scissors or clippers. Trim your nails straight across, then round the tips in a gentle curve. It might be easiest to trim and file your fingernails when they're soft, such as after bathing.
Happy hands!  This is after using our Indulgence Hand Care products!
Happy hands!  This is after using our Indulgence Hand Care products!

Use moisturizer. When you use hand lotion, rub the lotion into your fingernails and cuticles, too. If you have cuticle oil, use that.  If you don't have cuticle oil you should use Jamberry hand care products. Our products are free of petroleum. (Note: petroleum products do NOT work with human chemistry therefore they don't absorb into our pores). Moisturize your hands and nails. Moisturize in the morning and before sleeping. It keeps your nails hydrated and leaves your cuticles looking soft.

If your nails are brittle and dry, increase the consumption of food items rich in vitamin A (such as apricots, broccoli, carrot and cheese) and calcium (such as milk, yoghurt, cheese and almonds). Drink plenty of water and fresh fruit juices. This will help keep your body, and also your nails, well hydrated. Carrot juice is rich in calcium and phosphorus and helps strengthen your nails. Try to consume as much fresh carrot juice as is possible for you.

Dermatologist recommend….

Moisturize the nail bed and the cuticle.
While there is little in the way of medical data showing that moisturizing the nail bed will help nails grow, it can make cuticles look better and help protect nails from breaking due to a lack of moisture. "If your nails are prone to breakage, it could mean they need moisture -- and putting oil around the cuticle helps moisturize the entire nail, which will reduce the incidence of chipping, cracking, and splitting," says Margaret Ravits, MD, a dermatologist at Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey.