IBX; say goodbye to damaged nails

The IBX nail treatment is a nail-strengthening polish which toughens, strengthens, smooths and protects your nails, allowing them to grow long and strong.

In this article:

  1. What is IBX?

  2. How it works

  3. Treatment cost

  4. Applying IBX before nail treatments

  5. Steps to apply IBX

What is IBX nail treatment?

I B X is the ultimate nail repair product. A professional natural nail treatment that helps improve nail growth strengthens the nail plate and protects nails against gel polish damage.

Perfect for nails that are:

This makes the IBX system perfect for those who can’t seem to keep their gel polish from chipping or peeling off. Gel polish chips can be due to many factors, but because your nails are in dire straights.

How the IBX nail treatment works

IBX is one of the best nail-strengthening products because it’s designed to fix and prevent nail delamination. Delamination is a word to describe nails that are peeling and have a separation of the layers of the nail plate.

The IBX nail treatment is a toughening agent that penetrates and fuses the nail’s top layers to improve nail plate durability. The IBX SYSTEM adds a protective shield INTO the nail plate to protect it from the removal process and to have it on natural nails.

This product truly is the best treatment for damaged nails because IBX penetrates the upper layers of the nail and cross-links inside the nail to itself, creating an Interpenetrating Polymer Network.

The cross-linking feature of the IBX system has proven to be the best treatment for splitting nails.

Damaged nails are caused by peeling off gel nails. Nails like these can be repaired with the IBX treatment.

Acetone won’t Remove It – That Means Constant Protection 

“Reverse the effects of cleaning products and prolonged acrylic use”.

Acetone-damaged nails are usually brittle, dry and chalky white. The IBX is, therefore, a highly effective brittle nail treatment.

Protect your nails from acetone: Acetone is the solution that soaks off gel nails safely but can cause the nail plate to become drier and, therefore, more brittle. The IBX layers will protect your nails from the drying effects of acetone and keep the nail plate healthy and more robust.

An IBX nail treatment takes 15 minutes to start the repair with two layers on the first session. The nail polish solution must be infused under a heat lamp into the nail plate. Getting IBX on every gel polish treatment is recommended to protect the nails; this takes 5 minutes extra.

IBX before gel manicure

The IBX nail system is designed to be applied with or without gel”.

Make sure you shape the nail before applying the IBX for its full effects. However, run the file over the nail’s free edge after you have finished the IBX treatment.

You can now do your gel manicure or acrylic preparation, such as buffing, roughing up the nail, cleansing, and using a dehydrator or primer for acrylics.

IBX can be applied under any gel polish, hard gel or acrylic systems such as CND Shellac, The Gel Bottle and more.

Nail treatment after gel removal

The IBX system is designed to strengthen nails, so it is the ideal product to have applied if you have had some damage from gel removal.

Consistent application and removal of gel or acrylic nails will eventually negatively affect the nail’s integrity. IBX is the perfect IBX brittle nail treatment after gel removal because it will hold the nail plate together.

If your nails are paper-thin from the damage after gel or acrylic removal, we advise cutting the nails short and applying IBX without reapplying gel or acrylic. Buffing (required for any nail application) will cause further damage to the nail plate and could be pretty painful.

How much is the IBX nail treatment

£10 for the first application

£5 for the proceeding

How often should I use IBX?

IBX should be used once every 2-3 weeks. There is no need for IBX to be applied every week.

Will it work for splitting nails?

This product will prevent future nail splitting, but it cannot fuse already split nail protein. Thankfully, your nail technician can apply IBX and then fix the splitting nail with nail glue.

IBX instructions

Before you start IBX preparation, you will need the following:

Step 1 

Step 2

On a client’s first application of IBX, the product will need to be applied twice.

Step 3

You can now complete a natural nail manicure, gel or acrylic manicure.

Please note that IBX does not replace your gel nail basecoat.

How to buy the IBX nail system

To buy the IBX nail system and want to give your clients the best treatment for peeling nails, you must be trained in nail treatments, e.g. gel nails, acrylic nails or manicures. Qualifying will allow you to purchase the kit in a professional, trade-only shop.

Most beauty trade companies will request a copy of your certificate to purchase their stock. This protects the public from potentially dangerous equipment and chemicals they aren’t trained to use.

Usually, once your certificate of training is uploaded, it will need to be approved, and only then will you be able to buy IBX nail treatment online.

IBX and Onycholysis

Onycholysis is when the nail separates from the nail bed. It can indicate injury, infection or chemical damage to the nail plate.
IBX treatment could help Onycholysis as it improves nail plate integrity. Here is one case of Onycholysis that was fixed by the IBX treatment.
Please note that your doctor should see Onycholysis before seeking IBX treatment. Usually, a doctor takes a nail sample to help resolve your issue.

and finally. . . does IBX work?

I have used IBX for half a year, and you can feel and see the difference. My nails are less bendy, and my gel polish lasts much longer. However, like any beauty treatment, you must apply the IBX treatment every time you get your gel nails re-applied.

There are other tips that I will give you to make sure the IBX nail treatment works at its best:

  • Always remove your gel or acrylic nails with acetone.
  • Use less harsh acetone on your nails (try the brand ‘artistic colour gloss”).
  • Don’t peel or pick your gel nails off.
  • Don’t do activities that cause your nails to chip (chipping takes the nail plate with it).
  • Opt for an infill of gel or acrylic instead of soaking off your nails.

If you think gel polish has ruined your nails or perhaps your job hurts your nail health, then IBX is something you should ask for at your next nail appointment.

It is the best treatment for adding strength to your nails.