The One Beauty Product That Will Make Your DIY Manicure Last Longer

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If you've been chewing your cuticles every morning while watching the news, are predisposed to hangnails, and feel like every at-home manicure (no matter how many coats of polish you layer on) chips after one day, then you could probably use a little nail rehab.
Luckily, you don't need to make a salon appointment — especially if you're still a little uncomfortable at the thought. All you need is to invest in a good nail strengthener. "Flaky nails are best treated with keratin-boosting products," explains Kerrie, a nail technician at the UK-based beauty-on-demand service Blow LTD.
To help steer you through the sea of clear glass bottles, barely discernible from the base and top-coat polishes, we've broken down the best protein-rich formulas on the market, ahead. Scroll through to pick your favorite speed-recovery treatment, then take a deep breath before texting your mom back.
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