I’ve always considered myself lucky for having strong, healthy nails. But something happened lately and I’m not sure why…maybe it’s the extra long cold winter we’ve been experiencing in Toronto. I’ve heard a lot of complaints lately from friends too! We seem to be experiencing drier skin, static hair, and brittle nails.
I often have products sent to me by various companies for review but I usually only report on the ones that I find work or have some claim that I want to put to the test so you, our reader, can decide if it’s something that you want to spend your hard earned money on.
So, recently I was sent a TRIND Keratin Treatment for Nails Kit. Timing was absolutely perfect as I was in desperate need of some sort of hydration on my nails. Keratin makes total sense. I use Keratin on my hair to strengthen and maintain a healthy shine so why not?
But what is Keratin? It’s a natural protein that our bodies produce. It protects our skin, hair, bones, and nails. We can eat high-protein foods, like nuts and lean meats, so that our bodies can naturally produce the needed Keratin. Our bodies break down the protein and the amino acids gets absorbed to help produce the Keratin. But as our hair and nails grow out from our skin and acts as protection, it’s essentially acts as covers to protect us.
Once it grows outside of our body, nails and hair are essentially dead (sorry, there’s just no there way to explain it). That is, it doesn’t produce anything more to maintain itself and that’s why Keratin is a favourite choice for many on hair.
I was experiencing brittle nails, as mentioned. I was getting concerned. I started noticing vertical crack lines forming that I have never experienced before. I took a break from my manicures for a few weeks to rub in some extra moisturizers but it didn’t seem to be working.
I was more than willing to test out the TRIND Keratin Treatment for Nails ($45.95). There are several products in the complete line but this is what I tried…
Keratin Nail Restorer – the product line suggests that for maximum benefits you should be using the products for a good 4 weeks. After one week, it’s already making a noticeable difference. This is the base treatment that you brush on the nails and leave for 2 minutes to absorb. And that it did! My nails literally drank it up.
Keratin Nail Protector – if you expose your nails to harsh nail polish removers often (that’s me) then this protector is beneficial and the second step after the Keratin Nail Restorer. It’s helps seals and protects the treatment.
Caring Colours ($13 each) – The company recommends their nail colours if you need it. The line is specially developed to compliment and maintain the treatments.
The Trind Keratin Treatment for Nail Kit definitely made a noticeable difference. My nails are restored to the strength I’m accustomed to. They are strong and not brittle anymore..and this is after only a week of testing.
If you use the Caring Colour Nail Polishes (because you just can’t live without polished nails) then add on the Caring Top Coat to make your colours last longer. Without the added clear coat the colours tend to chip off quickly. The nail products are suitable for manicures and pedicures for men and women.
If you’re interested in trying Trind it’s on a 50% off promotion right now (certain products) at NailPolishCanada.com
Since 1988, Trind Cosmetics has been active in Europe and it’s also available in the U.S.. It’s a Dutch company which develops products for hand and nails. The company prides themselves in making products that do not disturb the natural structure of our bodies. They don’t claim to provide quick fixes nor do they claim to mask any issues but rather an ongoing maintenance program for healthy nails.