Product Type: Sally Hansen makeup
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Sally Hansen Maximum Growth
Member Name: strawberry123
Sally Hansen Maximum Growth
Advantages: Makes nails strong and healthy, product lasts a long time
Disadvantages: I did not notice much growth
I've recently started doing my own acrylic nails since I can no longer find the time - and money! - to go and get them done. However, one of the worst parts is taking them off... I find my nails break extremely easily and I have problems with peeling and growth. Therefore, I decided to research a product that could "cure" these problems and came across Sally Hansen's Maximum Growth.
== Expectations ==
The product implies that you will get healthier, stronger nails within the space of a week. It would be good for people who have nails prone to peeling. Sally Hansen is the number one nail care expert but also offers a range of products for hands and lips, so you can expect professional results!
== Packaging ==
The product comes in the traditional Sally Hansen packaging. A small white box with a LOT of information included on every side, including instructions and what to expect. The product comes in a clear glass bottle similar to a regular nail polish, if a bit bigger, and includes a brush for application. The polish itself appears pale pink in colour.
== Application ==
Application is really simple. You apply the liquid like a regular nail polish. The liquid itself is pale pink in colour, but I did not notice much of a difference when it had been applied to my nails! Hence why, if you make a mistake, it won't show up on your skin! I found that if you get enough on the brush you can quickly use it for half your nails and therefore the product lasts for ages! It does not have a strong chemical smell like traditional nail polishes but I would still use it in a ventilated area. The product dries quickly and it feels really silky on the nails. Its appearance is clear and shiny. To get the desired effect, you must apply the product daily.
== Result ==
I've had the product on for two weeks now and I have definitely noticed a difference. My job is quite heavy-handed and I usually have short nails because they end up breaking - and yes, I am also a nail biter! After using the product, I have noticed that my nails do not break as easily, even when hit quite hard. They do not peal as easily now, but I guess that is mainly due to the layers of product on the nail.
However, I have not noticed a great result with nail growth. My nails tend to grow slowly anyway and I did not expect to have two inch nails by now... but in my opinion my nails are growing at pretty much the same rate. Perhaps people notice more of a growth because the nails become less easy to break and therefore require less cutting down!
I feel that my nails are far more healthier after using this product. I would highly recommend it for those that have just taken off nail extensions. It gets them back to their normal state in a short space of time. After a week, my nails felt smooth instead of the rough surface I was left with after soaking my nails in acetone!
== Price and Availability ==
You can buy this product from the nail section of most supermarkets and drug stores and it costs around £4 for the 13.5ml bottle. At the moment (August 2011) Boots are offering buy one get one half price on selected Sally Hansen products. Or you can do what I did and double up a £5 Tesco clubcard voucher in store and spend your voucher on this and other beauty products!
== Conclusion ==
I give this product 4/5 because it lives up to the expectation of stronger, healthier nails but I have deducted a point because I expected to see more growth over the fortnight! I would recommend it for those who want to repair their nails.
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Summary: Great for repairing broken nails!