Product Type: Sally Hansen makeup
Newest Review: ... top of the bottle so you do feel as though you are getting your monies worth from it. The Miracle Cure can be used on its own or as an un... more
I don't think "Miracle" or "Cure" are words I would use to describe this.
Sally Hansen Miracle Cure
Member Name: I-tried-this
Sally Hansen Miracle Cure
Advantages: The nice glossy coat it gave me and the quick application process.
Disadvantages: Flaky, splitting, peeling nails- the one thing it promised to solve!
OK, lets start off with a description of what this product does. Its a nail coat or varnish which is called "Miracle Cure" and is for "severe problem nails". The main problem and reason I picked out this particular treatment from Superdrug (costing nearly £8) was because I have nails which split and peel. Its annoying, can be painful as they can then split ans I can scratch my skin accidentally and it also means that nail varnish is a no go area (nail varnish makes the whole thing worse).
I have flaky nails. My nails are flaky for various reasons but the main one is generally because I do not eat enough essential fats in my daily diet. (That's a long eating disordered story which I wont bore you with here). (I do eat some by the way, but just not enough). Its also not helped by my daily hot showers with shampoo, conditioner and body wash, which can all rinse the bodies natural oils from your skin, nails and cuticles and make any repair my body tries on me much much harder. Other problems are the citrus fruits I eat- or I should say peel as this is where the problem is. The acid on the peel of the oranges and grapefruit I eat does not help my nails either.
Other people may have problems from splitting nails brought about by poor vitamins in their diet- brought about by lack of calcium, lack of B- vitamins, poor sleep (resulting in your body not having time to recover and replenish itself), smoking and wearing nail varnish which can stop your nails breathing and stop it moisturising themselves but I don't have these problems myself.
My nails were slightly flaky at the time of using this treatment and it just caught my eye and I wondered if my 10 year nail issue may in fact be cured!
The pot comes attached to a cardboard box and in a nail varnish pot. The treatment inside is transparent but the pot it comes in is not, its mid blue colour with a gold lid. It has a short brief about how the treatment is designed to stop nail splitting and peeling in a very short space of time just by simply applying and wearing the potion daily.
OK, its not really so much a "potion" or "treatment", I am hyping the whole thing up more then is needed! When open and ready to use, it looks, smells and applies just like a clear nail varnish.
I applied one coat to each nail and left to dry. The brush was a little on the tin side for my liking, but not as thin as the Boots No.7 nail varnish brushes and in reality, I still only needed to drag the brush along each nail twice to three times to coat each nail as the product is quite dense but spreads very evenly across my nail.
I have to say it did dry very quickly, in about 5 minutes I was ready to go. The product set with a very very nice glossy transparent coat. Did not feel too heavy and looked really good. I would give this 10 out of 10 for application.
I wore this to the gym and was fine. I had no peeling of my nails after the shower- which is a usual worry time and was really thinking "this is it...this has saved my nails..." until... 3 days into wearing, my nails peeled. Gutted. Upset and annoyed that I had spent so much on something that had not done what it had said. I had no box, no receipt- I chucked it all so was not going to see if there was any sort of a product guarantee.
I did think about it though, that maybe my nails were just too weak and the part that would stop splitting and fraying would be the part at the beginning of my nail bed which would be growing with the treatment on it, rather then the ends of my nails which as far as I am aware, are already long dead. So I decided to wear the product for the next 1-2 months and really thought it would make a difference. I was/am just so sick of my fraying splitting nails that I was/am willing to do anything. So I kept applying the product, taking it off and re-applying when it had all worn off after 4 or 5 days every week (the product does wear thin and some times peel off after a few days).
I can now say, 2 months from buying the product, I can now no longer wear it. Why? Because my nails are now so badly fraying, splitting and peeling that its just gotten beyond a joke. I have not drastic changed what I am eating, and in fact cooled off the temperature of the water I wash my hair or have a shower in, but its still no good, and it also appears the problem is getting worse. Much worse. I am pretty sure its the "Miracle Cure" treatment that is making them worse which is not good. It means this product essentially does the opposite of what it is supposed to do.
I have since given up wearing it (two weeks ago now) and my nails continue to split. I am waiting for them to completely grow out now and get them back to their reduced splitting stage. But its hard as obviously where they are split they are that much weaker and as they continue to grow, they continue to split in the same places. However, some nails already seem better. But I just thought I should pre warn you should you be going through the same experience, the splitting wont stop straight away, it takes time for your nails go get back to their original state.
I guess its back to the drawing board, but Sally Hansen will not be my next port of call! What can I say, you live, you learn.
Summary: No miracle, no cure.