How to Apply Green Tea Plus Bamboo Nail Strengthener

Wear rubber gloves when washing dishes or doing chores to protect your nails from damage.

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You're typing an e-mail to a girlfriend when your nail catches on a key and snaps off. If it seems like your nails are constantly breaking, peeling or flaking off, you're dealing with a case of weak nails. While nails in poor condition can be a symptom of vitamin deficiencies, dryness or too much tough work such as gardening or chores, a swipe of a nail strengthener can help. Sally Hansen Green Tea + Bamboo Nail Strengthener is designed to toughen up your nails so they'll resist damage.


Remove old nail polish, if you're wearing any. Use nail polish remover and a cotton ball to wipe each nail clean.


Wash your hands with soap and water to clean thoroughly.


Open the nail strengthener and wipe the brush off on the rim of the bottle to remove excess polish.


Place the brush in the center of your first nail and stroke it gently across the surface from the base of the nail bed to tip.


Move the brush slightly to the left of your first stroke and swipe the polish along the side of the nail. Try to keep inside the nail and away from your skin. Repeat for the other side so that the nail has been completely covered in polish.


Let the nail strengthener air dry. This typically takes about 10 minutes. As a base coat, the nail strengthener can penetrate your nail to seal it and make it stronger. If you like the natural look, leave your nails as they are.


Follow with a coat of your favorite nail polish, if desired, then apply another coat of nail strengthener. As a top coat, the green tea plus bamboo polish provides a hard surface that resists peeling and bonds weak nail layers. Let the top coat dry for about 10 minutes.

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Follow up your polish with some lotion. A rich moisturizer keeps hands and nails looking their best.


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