Originally Posted by carlita
Hey guys!Is there a nail hardener or treatment for mens nails but MATTE ..non shiny etc..??Thanks!
I'm a flamenco guitarist, so I take care of my right-hand nails, much as I dislike doing so. You wouldn't be shopping for someone like that, would you?
Actually the main problem I had was not the shine, but trying to find stuff with no formaldehyde or toluene, known carcinogens. That's tricky. I had a couple Nutranail products that complied!
I don't really know brands with no shine, but I have a suggestion - after applying the stuff, you can simply go over each nail really quick with the finest grade sandpaper or steel wool, both available at any good hardware store. There's a combination male-female solution for you.
I know there are products out there that claim to have no shine, but I haven't tried any myself.
But ultimately I quit using hardener - now I just put moisturizing lotion on my nails for a minute before going to bed, and I only need to do that in the winter.