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I recently had the opportunity to try a new-to-me treatment, Probelle Touch n’ Grow. I don’t usually like to review nail treatments, but I decided to give it a go. Nothing I have tried in the last several months has helped my nails grow very much, not even to an active length. It’s as if some of the treatments that have worked great for me in the past are no longer effective. I think your nails get used to things.
Most recently, I was having some success with OPI Nail Envy. I was using this and felt my nails slowly getting stronger, but still experiencing breaks and peeling nails. That’s when Probelle arrived at my house.
Probelle is a two-part system. You first use Touch n’ Grow Nail Hardener, which is mean to cure, repair and restore damaged nails. In my case, I needed desperate help against my peeling! The brochure for Probelle says this formula will provide a protective barrier on the nail to prevent and correct thin nails prone to breaking and cracking. It was worth a shot.
Here’s more info on how to use it, from the back of the box:
I used this formula every time I did my nails, which was about five or six times, over the course of about seven days (a Friday to a Friday). The brand recommends using the first formula for two to four weeks, but I felt after one week that I’d gotten benefit from it.
Here’s a before pic of my nails, I’m wearing Color Club Foxy Mama:
You can see that I was starting off the treatments with a nice length. They weren’t quite nubs, but they were short.
After using the first formula for several days, I switched to the second, Probelle Touch n’ Grow Plus. This hardener is formulated with garlic and lime.
I used this about five or six times, for more than seven day, as well, before writing my review. In addition to helping nails with strength, the Plus formula is supposed to help protect the nail against fungus (never really a problem for me), and help restore the whiteness of the nail. Here’s my after picture:
My nails REALLY grew in the two weeks I used these products! Holy cow, not only have they grown but the nails prone to breaking are staying strong. Only ONE nail peeled, and it was because I was using it to peel a label.
I have noticed my nails looking less stained, except two nails from Fourth of July where Deborah Lippmann It’s Raining Men stained my nails and soaked right through Touch n’ Grow Plus. I didn’t think to take pictures of my naked nails before and after.
I’ve continued my use of this system, using the Plus formula as my base coat. I want to switch to regular base coat because this worked so well I’m afraid my nails will get immune to it like they have so many other treatments!
Note, these polishes are not big-three free. They do contain formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin, in case you are sensitive and/or do not wish to use a product containing that ingredient. They also contain camphor. I typically shy away from products with these ingredients; camphor tends to irritate my sinuses. But the camphor in these polishes did not irritate me; I did not detect the camphor until I sat down to write my review and scanned the ingredients on the boxes.
You can find Probelle online through the brand’s site. Each treatment is $14, or you can buy them together for $26 (a $2 discount). A little steep, comparable to OPI Nail Envy. And I would pay it, in a heartbeat, based on my experience with these samples. You can use a store locator on the brand website to see where Probelle is sold hear you.
They also make nail polish with hardener.
Have you ever heard of/tried Probelle? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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