People are crediting Hard As Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream for saving their nails.

By Renee Cherry
December 03, 2019
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If you've been blessed with strong nails that grow like weeds, consider yourself lucky. For the rest of us, it takes a little effort to get the same results. Nail strengthening treatments are a great place to start, and there are plenty of options that promise indestructible nails. As far as which are actually worth your time, one, in particular, has risen to the top as a customer favorite on Amazon: Onyx Hard As Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream (Buy It, $8, amazon.com).

Right now the strengthener is the best-selling nail treatment on Amazon, and it was on the site's overall beauty best-sellers list for a hot minute. There are several other nail treatments on Amazon that play off of the whole hoof theme. They're often advertised as treatments originally intended to be used on horses' hooves that horse trainers started using on themselves. But nothing comes close to touching Onyx Hard As Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream's 1,400+ positive reviews on Amazon. (Related: The Essential Oil DIY Remedy for Dry, Brittle Nails)

Onyx Hard As Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream has plenty going for it. It's a coconut oil-based product, so it provides a nice tropical-scented pick-me-up any time you're treating your nails. Additional emollients and vitamins and minerals round out its ingredient list. Some highlights: urea, which aids skin barrier function, preventing moisture loss, and jojoba oil and vitamin E, which both moisturize the skin. Applying moisturizers on and around your nails is key in preventing brittleness. (Related: Everything You Should Know About Shellac Nails and Other Gel Manicures)

Onyx claims the stuff "prevents splits, chips, peels & cracks on even the most severe cases," and judging by Amazon reviews, that's actually the case. Customers have been crediting the nail strengthening cream for working wonders on their wrecked nails, posting before-and-after photos as evidence. One reviewer says their nails were "thin as paper and splitting" before they discovered Hard As Hoof. "Tried this product and within 7 days my nail were looking and feeling great and my cuticles are healthy and soft," they wrote. (Related: 5 Ways to Make Gel Manicures Safer for Your Skin and Health)

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Buy It: Onyx Hard As Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream, $8, amazon.com

Multiple reviewers have written that the nail strengthening cream has made the tips of their nails appear whiter, too. "THIS STUFF WORKS! It works really well too," one person wrote. "My nails grow really long in a few weeks and I get to decide when to cut them off. Women ask me about them all the time...How do you get such white nail tips?....well it's because of this. Natural French tips."

Once again the Amazon best-sellers charts have brought a somewhat obscure beauty product to light. If you're looking for the best solution for weak nails, you might as well start with the biggest crowd-pleaser.

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