Sally Hansen • Triple Strong • Top/Base Coats
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is an excellent product to be used as a base coat and top coat. The consistency of the "gel" formula does take a little getting used to but the result is a very smooth and glistening finish. because it is so "thick", the gel like liquid envelops the surface and evens out and fills in any imperfections. When used as a top coat it provides great protection against scratches and looks as fresh as a new manicure. I use it on top of my red Essie polish and the firey shine is incredible! It is important to note however that I'm only able to get full week non-chip wear with this top coat when the bottom layers have been well applied and THOROUGHLY DRIED. I know others may not have the patience but I typically let each layer of my polish dry at least 1/2 a day. when each layer is completely dry, you have no chance of any wet polish moving/getting affected once you put the next coat on. No quick drying top coat is going to help protect the wet stuff under neath if it's still semi unset. It will help the top layer dry faster, but the lower layers are still at risk. you will still get chips and the lifting that is so common with thick layers of polish. So make sure you give your bottom coats, including base coat, LOTS of time to dry. Rushing on to next coats will only increase chance of damage later.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I recently bought this because it was on sale at my local chemist (15.95 AUD) and i have to admit that it was very good! my nails felt instantly stronger, and it was shiny! BUT the good comments stop there. On the second day, i started to realize that the polish was peeling off ( I was wearing it by itself) i could peel the whole thing off, and I'm pretty sure that makes your nails thinner. Maybe i applied it to thickly, but I'm really disappointed. I love Sally Hansen products, but I do not recommend :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This is the best base/top coat I have found and makes having longer-than-fingertip length nails possible in Northeastern winters. Putting two coats on under my polish "ridge fills" and leaves a glassy, gel-like surface over which even the streakiest polishes apply rather evenly. Mind, it doesn't dry [to the point of not bubbling] very quickly when you put two coats on, so I recommend waiting til later in the day to put colour over top this. When I use only one coat as a base, Triple Strong dries quickly and tames my peeling tips for at least three days. I don't experience chipping with this product except where the nail itself has been compromised at the tip--there, after a few days, it's prone to bending and thus chipping a bit. Triple Strong also works well as a very sturdy topcoat, though it is not particularly fast drying.
Despite performing better in the non-winter months, it's absolutely the best product I've found to mitigate the winter condition of my nails.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is the best product on the market for nail strength. It is a gel nail polish that makes your nails virtually unbreakable. It is kind of expensive because it gets way too thick before the bottle is gone. I usually have to get a new bottle at the halfway point. Use this everyday and you can grow your nails as long as you want.
Here's a tip: add a little bit of your favorite diamond strength polish into the triple strong bottles. It takes on the color of your nail polish! This makes it so you don't have to use a base coat, 2 coats of color, and a top coat. The triple strong replaces all three. You're welcome.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Dark, Cool Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Like many of the other reviews said this stuff had my nails and nail polish peeing of in layers. I'm disappointed I wasted my money and my 5 dollar extra care coupon.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Once upon a time I had great nails.I worked in a factory and yet they were long,and hard,yet flexible I was using several things at the time and didn't really remember what all seemed to make them great!So recently I had let them go and wanted to grow them again.I've been trying everything and I DO mean everything.NOTHING was working. They would get a little length on them and peel or break or I could peel them right off myself :-( I tried moisturizing daily,ProStrong proliposomes,OPI Nail Envy,Nail Tek, Nailteques,Essie Feed me.I was frustrated and asked my FB friends for help when my cousin reminded me of SH Triple Strong.I remembered I had been using that at the time and so I bought a bottle and hey,for me, this stuff just works!makes my nails strong yet flexible and grow.Thanks SH! I will never forget you again.♥
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I fortunately wound up to be one of those people who has absolutely no trouble at all growing my nails. Ever since I quit biting my nails cold turkey about 6 or 7 years ago, I've been growing my nails to daring lengths and and constantly answering random strangers' most burning question: "Are those real?!"
Unfortunately, I'm not impervious to breaks, splits, peeling, etc. Like most of us out there with really long nails, I prefer to keep mine covered for protection and a little extra strength. What's the point in having long nails if they look raggedy, right? I purchased the Sally Hansen Triple Strong with intent to use it as a base, hoping of course that it was would strengthen my nails some both while wearing it and after some continual use.
I can honestly say that I fell in love with it when I bought it. It make my nails look acrylic. The shine was phenomenal and they felt so strong that I no longer hesitated to run my fingers through my hair (an act that usually causes some snagging). The formula is a nice thick consistency and it doesn't take much product at all to cover an entire nail, even if you've got very long ones like I do. I can truly say that I suffered far less breakage to my nails during the time I was wearing this stuff consistently.
As much as I was captivated by this product initially, I don't think I'll purchase it again. I'm going to agree with some other reviewers who mentioned the brush. Sally Hansen polishes usually have very nice, wide, luxurious brushes on them. Why not this one? My second qualm is that after 2 months of owning this, the formula has become completely gooey and nearly unusable. Putting it on is a hassle because getting an even coat is impossible and I'm constantly having to break up all these annoying little strings of polish that stick to the brush and wind up hanging off of my nails. This product wasn't too expensive (I bought it for $8 at Rite Aid) but it wasn't exactly cheap either. It definitely wasn't cheap enough to get only 2 months of wear out of it when the bottle is still pretty much half full.
Now that it's become thick and gummy, it isn't worth the painstaking application and removal process. It does nothing as a base because it doesn't provide an even surface for polish. It's worthless on it's own because it's bubbly and uneven looking. It's a great product initially, but I'm sure that there's something better out there.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have tried several nail strengthening products and this one seemed very good. My nails od not break and i have been using it for about 6 weeks now and no signs of brittleness. However, I got a little concerned when reading the reviews here but personally the product did what it promised.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Brown
1) My Nails: My nails are strong and I bought this treatment because I wanted to duplicate the look of gel nails.
2) Ingredients: This treatment has formaldehyde in it which is why I down graded it to four stars.
3) How I Use It: I have only used this product about two times, however I've applied one layer as a top coat two days after using Sally Hansen Mega Shine Top Coat. I also applied it on the edges of my nail and the back side.
4) The Results: This gel took my manicure to new levels as this is the tenth day of wear and only one nail has a chip.
5) My Opinion: I would recommend this product because it gave my manicure lasting power. Normally I would have changed my polish by now, but I had a super busy two weeks and I never like to go without polish so this product was a life saver. However, I'm going to watch my nails like a hawk because some Ladies said their nails turned brittle or started peeling when they started using this treatment. I'll update in a few months.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I've always had weak, thin nails and I figured something named ~triple strong~ would do wonders for me, or at the very least make my nails a bit stronger. It applied on easily enough and the gel effect was nice, but the polish started peeling away at the tips and at the base (I've never had a polish peel off at the base of the nail before!) within two days. I'm kind of disturbed by the layers of my natural nail that's peeled off. I don't think this product is something I'm going to wear on my bare nails anymore. And obviously, didn't make my nails any stronger.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have tried a few nail stregntheners in the past, and i do like this one the best. I've found that this works better at making your nails grow rather then making them stronger. Because it is a gel it makes your nails thicker and therefore stronger, but it also made mine brittle which caused a lot of big breakage. If you arent careful with the application, the gel is prone to air bubbles, but other then that i would recommend it, if anything as a really good base coat.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
My nails have always been very weak, it's a family thing for all the women. I try to grow them long and they usually break or crack. I saw this stuff on youtube and the girl was talking about how it helps her grow her nails long and nice so I went out and bought a bottle. I've been wearing it for two weeks now and it seems to be working great!
I clean any polish off with remover, file and shape my nails, then put a coat of this on and let it dry then do another coat. I do this all over again every few days when I notice it growing away from my nail bed and it hasn't peeled on me so far unless I play with it and pull it off. I will keep using this and hopefully it gives me the nice, long, strong nails I've always wanted! The price is great compared to other nail hardeners, and the green glass bottle looks so cute and vintage in a way.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Dark, Neutral Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got a gel manicure and hated it so badly that in my idiotic lack of patience just peeled it off with my regular non-acetone polish remover. Big mistake. It removed layers from my nails and they were super flimsy, uneven and week - I've learned my lesson. I went looking for something to strengthen and smooth until they grow out and this at $8 for base and top coat usage seemed like a good deal. I've applied the SH as a base coat, 2 coats OPI 'The "IT" Colour', and coat of the SH on top. We're on day 3 and my nails feel just as strong as they were pre-gel peel off incident and my nails have no sign of chips (after typing, house work, gyming) and are a lot shinier than my toes where I have the same colour but a different top coat. So far so good... The only down side I have so far is the bottle top, its quite small and the brush is very long making application difficult to control.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have been impressed with other Sally Hansen products in the past and I thought this looked promising. I put it on my clean bare nails (no lotion or anything) and let it dry and went to bed.
Took a shower the next morning and it started peeling off. Throughout the day almost all of the polish peeled off. Can't tell you if it strengthened my nails at all because it was on such a short time.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Red, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
After trying a few other Sally Hansen products like hard as nails , (which peeled off and turn my nails yellow), I skeptically tried Triple Strong Advanced Gel Nail Fortifier. I have to say I was very impressed with the results. My technique is to apply a base, then the Triple Strong, then color and then SH No Chip Acrylic Top Coat. My nail color lasted a whole week and that is a record for me.
My nail are general brittle, flaky and peel sometimes. After wearing acrylic nails for 10+ years I'm trying to find a way to strengthen them and promote growth.
So far they are growing fast!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Sally Hansen "Triple Strong Advance Gel Nail Fortifier" is the best nail strengthener I have found yet. Even the expensive salon products don't work like this stuff. On my 3rd bottle nail. It makes my own nails grow in no time at all and prevents breaking & peeling.
Super shine too!
Look for the little green glass bottle.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I bought this based on some reviews I had read and watched on youtube. Overall, its not a bad product if you use it as a protective top coat. I would not use it as a base, since it yellowed my nails quite badly, and it prevented my polish from drying completely. As a hardener its also not that impressive. As a side note, I might have liked this product better if the cap and brush were more high quality. I actually had to cut the brush with scissors to make it shorter and easier to use. In the end, I am no longer using it because halfway through the bottle it gummed up quite badly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Like a few other reviewers, Triple Strong unfortunately made my nails peel off in layers. I really wanted to like this stuff because the gel formula makes my nails super shiny, but that shine is totally not worth destroying my nails in two days and having to wait a month for them to get back on track. Sorry Sally, this one's another miss for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Cheap and works amazing! I take off my acrylics every fall to wear my nails short with vampy colors, and this year I used Triple Strong...It's great and cost way less than my old holygrail Essie Millionails. My damaged nails feel great for being damaged. I wear it under nailpolish 24/7, and it's working like a charm!
UPDATE: This is a life saver after getting rid of acrylic nails for me. I use it under my nailpolishes until my nails are healthy enough to stand on their own a few times. I'm not sure why it doesn't yellow my nails like it has others, but I can definitely say that it really did an awesome job of helping nurse my nails back to good health. Just a couple more weeks of this until my nails are totally grown out since removing my acrylics, and I can stop this treatment. This is very helpful in process of growing out damaged nails. It did the job for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I have never tried a product to make my nails stronger and grow faster before, so I have nothing to compare this product to. What I did was clean my nails and apply this on, two days after two of my nails starts chipping just like they always do! So no effect of the product is noticed, though I might be too early to review it, but I will update after a week or two. For now its a disappointment.