Hey everyone! I'm back again today with a review of Sally Hansen's Continuous Treatment. My nails have taken too much abuse from changing my polish multiple times a day and have started to split and peel.. so I knew it was time to start them on a strengthening regimen.
Continuous Treatment is a time-released strengthening formula for fragile nails which delivers targeted and continuous care for stronger, healthy nails. It has patented "Vita-Release Technology" and is formulated with a targeted, time-released Vitamin-Mineral Complex that continuously strengthens and treats nails. The exclusive Pearl Protein Formula creates a powerful support shield that fortifies nails for 10 continuous days to stop severe, problem nails from breaking.
The treatment is meant to be either worn alone or as a base coat under polish. You simply apply 1-2 coats to bare nails and let dry.. and you're good to go.
Sally Hansen's Continuous Treatment is widely available at retailers and goes for about $9-10.
The first thing I noticed about the treatment was the smell. After years of frequent and continuous exposure, polishes no longer bother me. I never smell them or get headaches.. but I certainly smelled this one and it smelled awful! It has a distinctive pungent, sour smell that I didn't find pleasant at all.. and the smell lingered well after the product had dried and I'd applied regular polish on top of it.
The product itself wasn't bad during application. I only used 1 coat. It bubbled a little bit on the nail, but nothing that would be noticeable or concerning to someone who isn't nail-obsessed. I was willing to let that slide.. and drying time was decent. It's no quick-dry treatment, but it doesn't claim to be. No harm, no foul.
The problem started about 8 hours later when the sides of my polish started lifting up and all 10 of my nails had the polish fall off in solid sheets. But I was wearing glitter polish and sometimes that happens. So I went home, cleaned my nails, applied another coat of SH continuous treatment and let it dry before I applied a creme polish that wears very well on me. Within 13 hours, that polish completely came off my nails in sheets as well. Grrrrr..... >:\
FINAL VERDICT AND RATING:
I promptly took Continuous Treatment back and got a refund. I don't know if I got a bad bottle or what, but I don't see how it's supposed to do anything for my nails if it won't even stay ON for 24 hours, let alone "10 continuous days."
Please note that I didn't try it by itself with no polish on top, but only because I never have naked nails. It might work better that way, but that's only a guess on my part.
Another downfall of this product was the smell. I understand that some nail things (especially treatments) might have a smell.. but this smelled awful and lingered for hours after the product had been applied.
I'm very sad to give Sally Hansen's Continuous Treatment my first ever no-star rating.
RATING: 0 out of 5 STARS
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Have you ever tried Sally Hansen's Continuous Treatment? Or do you have another favorite strengthening treatment? As always, I love to hear your feedback!