Will Jamberry Nail Wraps Harm My Nails?
You don’t have to search very far into the interwebz to find the “haters” who say that Jamberry “nail stickers” have damaged their nails. There may have been a time when I would have thought that as well. Now, before we get very far, I want to post a disclaimer that I am not a nail technician nor a medical professional so I can’t diagnosis any sort of nail condition. But usually when people are saying that Jamberry wraps have harmed their nails one of two things is happening 1) they are not removing them properly and 2) they are not hydrating properly. Since I began to do these two things my nails are actually healthier, stronger, and longer since continued wrap usage and several of my clients feel the same way.
It all starts with hydration!
The absolute best thing you can do to care for your nails and have them be the healthiest they can is hydration. There are a few ways to go about that: cuticle oil, a good hand lotion, and lots of water. Cuticle oil is something that I have started using more faithfully in the last couple of months and I can really tell an amazing difference. Jamberry sells this really nice one that comes in a pen (or a bottle) and smells amazing. I just keep this sucker right by my bedside so that when I wake up in the morning and when I go to bed at night I can apply it. You also may not know that there is a very specific way to apply it. Check out my healthy nails blog post for more about that and the other ways to keep your nails healthy.
Removal – It’s a process ya’ll!
Most of the people I have talked to who say they’ve had damaged nails after removal then admit to having just ripped them off. Well of course if you rip off something that was supposed to be staying on your nail for up two weeks it’s going to damage your nail by peeling layers off, especially if your nails were dry, to begin with.
Jamberry sells a fabulous, moisturizing nail wrap and lacquer remover that is like butter for your nails. (Is that a thing?) I have noticed a significant difference in the health of my fingernails since I started using this product. To see how I remove them make sure to check out the process here. But basically you never want to just rip them off as that will cause them to take a layer of your nail with them and you want to make sure you do it going from side to side.
No damage, when used correctly
What I am saying is that when used properly, you should have no damage from your nail wraps. In addition, you will find, like most of my customers and I have found, that your nails won’t break as often and you will be less likely to chew on them, meaning you will end up with long, gorgeous, healthy nails. Just follow the instructions. I mean you wouldn’t take a hairdryer in the bath and then get mad that the hair dryer electrocuted you, would you? Of course not! You’d follow the instructions. 🙂 Just do the same with your nails wraps and all will be good.
You’re not alone!
And remember you aren’t alone! You have me and our glittery community. I am always here to make sure your Jamberry experience is the best it can possibly be. If you have any problems, please contact me through the blog or through the Facebook community. And why not give Jamberry a try with our Seven Day Challenge! I know you will be amazed.