they are actually my mothers nails. she is the type of person who likes to use her nails as shovels for transplanting in the garden. there was soil and allsorts wedged under the flakes. I gave her a bottle of solar oil and she has promised me she will use it. She also has vertical splits down her thumb nails. she said that once i removed the enhancements it was the best her nails had been for years. the reason i put them on in the first place was because her own nails split so much they were actually sore to the touch. But then after i removed the acrylics, they started flaking again and splitting, so I have put another set of acrylics on. I am hoping that once I get my gel polishes, she may be able to wear this. have you tried any of the gel polishes yet on your nails? did the flakes just make them chip?My nails do this all the time :| that is when I'm not being good and using my Solar Oil daily :o
I guess you can educate her about looking after her nails and regularly apply oil, good retail opportunity for you.
As for a solution for polish, not sure I'd do it on a client but I remove the flaking with a file and then buff to a shine on my own nails - seems to work.