Is manicure and pedicure contraindicated for eggshell nails (hapalonychia)?

When we have a client with the following condition:
eggshell nails (hapalonychia)

Nail Treatments
This is non-infectious and can therefore be manicured/pedicured.

Signs and symptoms for
eggshell nails (hapalonychia)

  • These are recognised by the nail plate being noticeably thin, white and much more flexible than in normal nails
  • The nail plate separates from the nail bed and curves at the free edge
  • This disorder may be caused by chronic illness or may be of systemic or nervous origin
EGGSHELL NAILS (HAPALONYCHIA) contraindications In beauty therapy


Hapalonychia, also known as egg-shell nail, is a condition in which the top of a toe or finger nail becomes soft and thin, causing it to bend or break.

This condition can manifest as a result of genetic discrepancy and may also occur due to malnutrition and debility.

Nails are often a representation of the internal nutritional of health. Although overall well-being is not typically determined by nail health, fissures, breaks and calcium spots are minor indications of inner health.

eggshell nails (hapalonychia)
, "eggshell nails (hapalonychia)" is NOT contagious!

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