Dr. G’s Whiter Nails is the next nail whitener I’m writing about in a long series of whiteners. Dr. G’s is available at Sally’s Beauty Supply for around $10-$13 (depending on whether you have a beauty card). This price is a bit higher than others tested, but there’s quite a bit in the bottles and there’s a way to stretch it (more later).
I am kinda embarressed to admit that this was my go to product for months. I used it on a weekly basis thinking I was doing my tips good. I have to laugh now. In testing this product, I got a result that hadn’t happened before. The before photo actually looked better than the after. Thinking I had mixed up my final photos, I went back and reviewed all of the pics I had taken and I had indeed labelled them correctly. Given that result, I probably shouldn’t even continue. But wait! In the off chance that you choose to use this humdinger of a whitener, I have more to tell you!
The directions instruct you to put a little dab of the whitening cream on all your nails and then follow up with a dab of activating gel on each. You then have to mix the two with a cuticle stick on each finger. This actually ends up being an unholy mess on your nails that not only wastes alot of the whitener, but turns any skin that’s even slightly dead white.
Now if you don’t mind white splotches on your fingers, do proceed with the stated directions. However, I found that if you squirt three times on a folded piece of paper with each of the bottles, mix it up on the paper and then apply it liberally to your tips with a brush, you accomplish two things: 1) you use less of the whitener and 2) you avoid getting white splotches on your fingers.
Unfortunately, even with these nuggets of advice, the end results speak for themselves.