A few months ago I had a gel manicure at a local salon, I had two lots of gel nails, one after the other and my nails were left in very bad condition, they kept breaking and peeling and were so weak. I took to Twitter to ask for advice and the lovely Allie (@Allegra_Sarah) recommended the Nails Inc After Gel Hangover Cure 10 in 1 treatment, so next time I placed a Boots order, I picked some up.
What Nails Inc Says About After Gel Hangover Cure
This miracle treatment uses a blend of natural ingredients coupled with scientific know how to deliver a proven intense repair treatment for nails damaged by gel manicures or nails in poor condition. The powerful treatment works in 10 ways to repair and rebuild the nails.
Strength: a keratin like peptide & spinach help actively strengthen & reinforce the nail.
Regenerate: powered by vitamin & mineral rich seaweed extract, known to help hydrate & regenerate the nail.
Harden: hexanal & kale work together to harden the nail bed.
Protect: a blend of peptides help reinforce the nail & prevent breakage. Smooth: ridge fillers conceal ridges and imperfections.
Hydrate: argan oil helps provide nourishment.
Gloss: nitrocellulose provides brilliant shine.
Perfect: optical brighteners brighten the nail. Base: one coat works as an adhesive base coat. Treat: two coats provide an intensive treatment."
The Nails Inc After Gel can be used in 2 ways, either as a base coat by applying 1 coat underneath your nail polish or you can apply 2 coats to the nails twice a week and then after a week remove the After Gel and repeat the process.
The brush on the treatment is a wide brush which I like as I find it is easier to apply, the After Gel dries quite quickly meaning if I am applying 2 coats it dries quickly in between.
I have used the After Gel as a base coat under my nail polishes and as a treatment using 2 coats twice weekly and then removing the treatment and starting again. If using as a treatment I usually apply my first 2 coats on a Sunday and then apply a further 2 coats over the top on Wednesday or Thursday and then remove on Sunday and start again. The After Gel has a white colour to it and isn't completely clear so if using it as a treatment it can be seen on the nails, I thought it would be clear but it isn't, it doesn't bother me at all but if you're after something clear, this isn't.
I have used the After Gel as a my base coat every time I have painted my nails and as a weekly treatment around 5/6 times since I purchased it and my nails are a lot stronger than they were after having 2 gel manicures, one after the other. I wouldn't say my nails are talons and the odd nail does still break from time to time, but my nails aren't weak or peeling anymore, when I'd first had my second lot of gel removed my nails were very weak and so soft, they would bend easily but they feel so much stronger now.
Since first purchasing the After Gel I was sent a Sensationail Gel Nail Kit to review on my blog and since then I have bought quite a few gel polishes and have been using the gel polishes applying them to my own nails, I have used 3 of the shades I picked up and have used the After Gel in-between using different gel shades and it definitely makes a difference.
I did think that using gel polish on my nails would make my nails weak and brittle again but my nails are still as strong as they were and they don't split or break and aren't weak at all, I do have the odd broken nail but it was always rare for me to have all 10 nails a nice length anyway, I always seem to have a short one where I have broken one. The After Gel has definitely helped to restore my nails back to a healthy state and keeps them strong in between gel polishes I do at home and I always use it as my base coat when painting my nails with regular nail polish.
Overall I am really happy I picked the Nails Inc After Gel treatment up, and can't thank Allie enough for recommending it to me. It is expensive but it does exactly what it says on the tin and my nails look and feel so much better, I would definitely recommend it and will re purchase when mine runs out.
If you would like to try the Nails Inc After Gel, you can find it on the Boots website priced at £9.50 for 8ml and Boots currently have a 3 for 2 offer across beauty products, so it's a great time to pick it up.
Have you tried the After Gel? Or do you have a favourite nail treatment? Chat with me in the comments and let me know.
Thank you for reading, much love as always