I would suggest using both. You must remove any previous nail repair prior to reapplying. I use the nail balsam to condition my nails after removing the nail repair. It immediately soaks into the nails and cuticles and leaves nails dry to the touch and not oily or greasy.
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answered 1 year, 7 months ago
I would suggest that you get BOTH. I have tried everything for weak, splitting, peeling nails and Trind is the first product that has ever worked for me. I mean I have even been to two different dermatologists for my poor nails and nothing I have ever tried in 25 years has worked. I am now on my 4th bottle of Trind and I have long, natrual nice nails. So far I have used only the Balsalm and Natural Nail repair. Today I also ordered the cuticle balsalm because I am loving the other two products so much. I have just started to use the products on my toe nails because they are just like my fingernails - soft, weak, peeling, etc. I hope these work as well for you as they have for me.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
- Kimball, NE
The difference is that Trind Nail Balsam is more like a cream/lotion that absorbs into the nail and keeps them supple and doesn't leave a finish to the nails. Trind Natural Nail Repair hardens the nails and leaves a high gloss finish. For peeling and chipping of the nails I'd use the Trind Nail Balsam.
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answered 2 years, 8 months ago
I use both, and would recommend both. I put the balsm on, wait a few minutes, and then apply the repair. The balsm alone will not create the strength the nail repair does.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
You probably have gotten many answers by now, but I'll say my nails did exactly the same thing: peeling, splitting, soft! I use both the Balsam (first) and rub it into the nails and cuticles. It rubs in quickly and doesn't leave an oily residue. Then apply the Nail Repair on top. My nails grow at a glacial pace, so I have used it everyday for over a month and have watched (albeit very slowly) my nails become gorgeous!! Good luck!
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answered 2 years, 11 months ago
- Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Use them both. Apply the nail balsam to clean nails, and massage it in after a minute or to. Then apply the Nail Repair over it. The balsam is not oily. It imbues your nails with moisyture for healthy growth. The whole product line has worked beautifully for me.
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
Use nail balsam before you use Trind Nail Repair. Actually...use the Cuticle Balsam before you use the Nail Repart. Follow the instructions for both. I used to have nails that split and broke. Trind Nail
Repair eliminated that. I use this as a clear nail polish...my nails have never been stronger.
I don't use color on my nails, so I don't know if that would change how long your manicure lasts...but Trind will definitely make your nails stronger. I seldom use the Nail Balsam...but I wouldn't be without the Nail Repair and the Cuticle Balsam.
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answered 3 years, 3 months ago
- Portland, OR