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Nail Defense by Orly is a protein enriched natural nail strengthener.
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Rated 4.14 out of 5 stars
I had fake nails for over 13 years. I have a very hard time with peeling and soft nails. It is very difficult for polish to stay on my nails. This product seems to be working better than anything else I have tried.
When it comes to soft. weak, peeling nails that split and break easily, I have had a lifetime sentence. I have probably tried thousands of dollars' worth of polishes, treatments and supplements hoping something would work for me. Sorry to say that the Orly Nail Defense did not work for me. Since I love Orly polishes, I stuck with their line and am now trying Nailtrition. After only a few days, I can feel a difference in the strength of my nails -- fingers crossed.
gabrielle from tx
I really love ORLY as a brand but this product is a huge miss for me. Almost any time I use this under a polish or as a clear coat it starts to peel off within hours of application. I don't notice any strengthening because I can't get it to stay on!
Bethany from Oklahoma City, OK
My nails have a tendency to peel, break off, and split down the sides once they reach a certain length. I was looking for a cruelty free treatment to improve their condition - and this is not it. My nails started peeling way more than when I first began. I had such high hopes because it looks like this product has gotten some glowing reviews, but I suspect the outcome is pretty hit-or-miss, and at this price point it's not worth the gamble.
P.S. - It also gives off a distinctively unpleasant smell once it's dry, so if you do want to try it I recommend layering another polish over the top to disguise the scent. The filters on this website would not let me describe the smell to you, if that's any indication.
Colleenh from New Cumberland, PA
Your nails feel stronger as soon as you put it on. I do yard work and gardening. It holds up to that abuse. I keep my natural nails long. This helps keep them stronger so that my nails can reach new lengths. Love it!
annie from Prescott Az
I used product for nail base coat and then used nail polish and after all the drying in between coats I used as a top coat and the outcome was the product bubbled my manicure.
Kat from New York
I use this as a base coat and a top coat and it has changed my nails completely. I no longer go to the salon and I constantly get asked if my real nails are acrylic or gel polish. My nails used to be paper thin and break constantly. Now, no chipping or thin nails! This product has changed my nails completely. I have tried so many others that don't even come close to comparing. Amazing!
Blue rainbows from NC
Perpetual weak nails, I've been using for over 2 months and I love it.
TS from Southern California
I have peeling nails from too much hand washing. I applied one coat. I was surprised at how glossy and pretty my nails looked. One coat lasted a week and simply wore off near the top part of my nails. I applied a coat on top of the existing one and it still looks great two weeks later.
Nikki from Chicago, IL
Great product, I can see my nails getting stronger ever since i started to use this product.
LG from Tewksbury, MA
If I have nails, it is because of this little bottle. My nails are just the bad type: soft, exfoliating like onion layers or breaking even by a simple touch. This treatment keeps them reasonable. Do not get me wrong, my nails would exfoliate without it and I sometimes apply it every day.
Julie from Colorado
My nails are weak and split. I bought this about a month ago and have used it everyday. Applying as directed and my nails haven't grown and are still weak and splitting. Won't buy again!!!
The Denise from Phoenix
Grows great nails
Joanna from Illinois
Doesn't bind to peeling layers at all so have to keep applying multiple times throughout the week. I can't cope with that long term. After less than 2 weeks using this product my nails are much worse and I've had to cut them down to stubs. Not happy at all!
Jeliza from Palm Harbor, FL
I bought this because washing my hands all the time (due to the Covid-19 health standards) made my nails weak. After the first application I could see the difference, my nails look healthier and stronger. I recommend this product.
Rachel from Buffalo, NY
I had issues with my nails being thin and breaking off, even using other strengtheners, and a couple nails that were constantly splitting or peeling. After less than a week this has made a huge difference; my nails don't even bend and the peeling is all covered up and smoothed out so the nails can grow back. I'm so excited I found this.
isa from Illinois
I bought this because I work in the medical field/with kids and I HATE having long nails but also want my nails to look nice. I was doing regular polish for a while but I wash my hands so often that it would just chip! I cut my nails super short then add a few coats (dries quick) and it makes my nails look so smooth and healthy! always looks like I just got a manicure after a nice hand massage with lotion, will repurchase over and over when I need it!
MichKei from Los Angeles
I've had acrylics for YEARS and finally took them off. My nails were so brittle, weak, and thin. I had ridges on my nails, they were so un even! I've been taking vitamins for my nails. This was just the cherry on top. I've been using this for 2-3 weeks and I notice a difference. It acts as a clear coat but strengthens the nails. Your nails will always have a shine basically.
Lizard from Wisconsin
I use this as my base coat and top coat, making sure to cap the free edge as well as bringing The polish on the backside of the nail. My nails used to split and were SUPER flimsy. On top of their natural state I used artificial nails and when I took them off they were painfully thin. Fast forward 3 months of consistent use: my nails have grown out the damage and are now the strongest AND longest they've ever been. This nail polish changed the game for me. I actually have cute nails (people ask if they're my real nails!)
Helen from Brooklyn
I was trying to find a product that was a step up from my Sally Hansen Hard as Nails but I also didn't want to spend a ton. This is a great in between. I've been using it for a week and I can already tell the difference.
Linda from Pendleton, IN
I've gotten acrylic nails since they were first a "thing" in the mid 80's. Just a few months ago, I thought I'd try no acrylics, gel or anything like that again. This product has worked wonders on my dilapidated nails. They've grown and are getting stronger. I always recommend it
Brittany from Charlotte, NC
After getting gel and SNS nails for quite a while, my nails became brittle and would peel when the polish came off. When I first bought this product, I thought it was helping and I loved the shine it left on my nails. I applied this polish just how the instructions say to. I've been using it for a few weeks now and it seems to be making my nails get worse. The ends of my nails are breaking off randomly. No idea why this is happening as I am sure I am not hitting them on anything. Save your money!!
Mary from Prairieville La.
On my fingernails.
Eliza from Milwaukee
My nail journey has been a long time coming.
My nails are notoriously thin, peel, and are bendy.
I've tried everything from nail oils to biotin to opi nail envy.
After a week with this my nails have substance, are thicker, look healthier and don't bend. This stuff helped to make my nails grow!!!
The key isn't just this though, it's a healthy nail care ROUTINE. I use cuticle oils, glass files and this as my base and top coat (also apply underneath the nail).
This product is going to protect your natural nail and nourish it like no other!
Marisa from Tampa
I use this product every other day after having a really bad acrylic job done on my fingernails after 1 week my nails have completely been refined
Denver 50672 from Denver CO
I bought this to help grow my nails, including a nail that has a ridge in it due to an accident. This really works. I reapply it every other day and once/week remove it and start from scratch again (so product doesn't continue to build up). I was amazed by how quickly my nails grew and I am impressed that they feel strong even in the Winter season where my skin and nails get dry.
spady101 from Florida
I have purchased a great deal of nail "strengtheners" and "nail nutrition" products. Some are very expensive and some very cheap, but never really did the promise and my nails were peeling. I tried this thinking it was on sale and I needed a base coat.
After about 3 applications as a base coat (about 6-7 days) I started noticing that I was not having to buff out the peel before painting my nails. When I stopped using it...my nails started peeling again.
I will say that it wasn't the best base coat. I find that using a thin layer of Nail Defense then a thin layer of basic base coat (any that I knew worked for me to keep on polish) then the color and top coat worked great to heal the nails and keep on color. (Thin layers of each step with a few minutes in between each layer to let dry/semi dry).