I don’t know about all of you, but I have a love-hate relationship with Sally Hansen (although I’m sure you can already tell what type of relationship I have with this 3/4 empty product haha). I’ve tried a lot of their products from polish, to treatments and base and top coats with very mixed results – but I’m always willing to take a chance on them! I’ll start by saying a bit about my nails, and lack of girly-girl style.
I’ve never been the type of girl who wanted long, pretty nails, they are a hassle. I work with my hands a lot and cut my nails short and usually square – or else they end up broken, jagged and sharp! Having said this, I still want healthy and strong nails that don’t peel or crack and can stand up to the constant abuse I throw at them daily. On a whim, I picked up Sally Hansen VitaSurge Growth Gel (it was on sale, what can I say?) and have been using it nightly ever since. I didn’t expect a lot out of it, I find a lot of nail treatments don’t do a heck of a lot but this one surprised me enough that I had to write about it!
What is it?
Sally Hansen VitaSurge Growth Gel is a fast absorbing gel formula that strengthens, nourishes and hydrates nails in as little as 5 days. It comes with a doe-foot applicator instead of a brush, which makes for easier application of the “Jell-O” like formula. Not only does VitaSurge Growth Gel promote healthy nail growth, it also contains vitamins A, C & E to nourish cuticles and the nail bed.
This really does sound like the perfect one-step product for long, healthy and moisturized nails. But is it?
Let’s cut to the chase, my nails have never been stronger! They grow so fast and stay so strong I don’t even cut them short anymore because I can’t keep up! They don’t peel or crack anymore and it takes a lot to take a chip out of them. The ridges are also less noticeable and they look, overall, more healthy – including the cuticles! This really is a one-stop-shop for nail treatment, I’ve never had any product work faster or better on my nails and cuticles! It’s great having only one product to apply every night for multiple benefits and probably makes you more likely to use it properly (at least it does for me!). It also smells amazing, absorbs really quickly and doesn’t leave any sticky or oily feeling on hands.
Sally Hansen VitaSurge Growth Gel has definitely peaked my interest for the rest of the Sally Hansen line. I’m sort of a nail care/colour snob and tend to stick to pricier brands, but this has me swayed. There is another gel in the VitaSurge line, Strength Gel, which provides a different solution to peeling and splitting nails. It increases flexibility so nails are less likely to break and split. I definitely want to give this one a try as well and will be picking it up asap!
Sally Hansen VitaSurge Growth Gel
$5.99 CAD (roughly)
Available at: Drugstores