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Product Review: Ahava Nail Hardener

The Dead Sea has long been lauded for its beauty benefits, as it has a higher concentration of minerals than anywhere in the world. The Israeli skin- and haircare line Ahava uses research conducted on such minerals in its products. I'd been a devoted fan of Ahava Nail Hardener for years, until one day it disappeared from my apartment. Weeks went by with me searching in cabinets and drawers, under the bed, in different purses (did I take it somewhere?), until the guy I was seeing — a guitarist — came clean: he was using it to strengthen his nails. So was his whole band. And they wanted more.

The idea of getting $14 nail polish for a bunch of rockers was so entertaining that I did, and before long, their girlfriends, mothers, sisters, and houseguests were on the Ahava Nail Hardener train. And for good reason: this product dries fast, doesn't smell quite as bad as similar products, and leaves nails looking and feeling healthy using minerals and calcium from the Dead Sea. Nails have a natural-looking gloss and seem to grow faster and stronger. Give it a try, but please don't steal mine.

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Lola-AZ Lola-AZ 7 years
Started using AHAVA Nail Hardener about 4 yrs ago when my airline pilot hubby bought me a bottle in Tel Aviv to try. Love, love, love the product and the constant flow of positive comments my lovely nails elicit. This product has made my nails stronger and longer, in fact I have to file my nails at least once a week to keep them in check. Ahava is the best!
Cindrella Cindrella 8 years
The post looks great. I am also going to try this products. I came to know that there are Dead Sea kits available that can help in cleansing, toning and can comprise of all the lotions and the salts made of Dead Sea minerals. ---------- dead sea products
Cindrella Cindrella 8 years
The post is good and i think the product works very nice.Dead sea Products are creating a lot of enthusiasm in people in recent times. The skin problems can be diminished with the help of Dead Sea cosmetics which are rich in natural resources and antioxidants.
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
love ahava!
details2 details2 8 years
ok, awesome story... I'll have to look for this stuff... is it a CVS or rite-aid brand type deal?
audrina audrina 8 years
I love the Sally Hansen "Miracle Cure" that comes in a blue bottle. I have used this for about 3 years now and absolutely love it. My nails were really messed up and were weakened from using acrylic nails and when I found this and started using it, it did wonders to heal them. Since then, I no longer wear fake nails, but have beautiful long natural nails. I wear this stuff everyday and my nails are very healthy and stong because of it. Try it.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
:ponder: I might just look into this...
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
Oh my goodness. Guitarists - especially of the flamenco variety - are MURDER on your nail product stash! A friend who plays guitar for me in shows is always snitching my nail hardener, my emery boards - but he has to get his own silks and acrylic nails!
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 8 years
pretty sure no topical product can make your nails grow faster or stronger.. I've never needed a nail hardening product, but I can imagine how frustrating it would be to have brittle or soft nails. A few of my friends complain about this, but then they just get fake nails
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I think Ahava is the only Dead Sea product that's any good.
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