Yom, are your nails thin and bendy? In the winter most of my nails get harder, except for the right middle finger which constantly peels so it is thin and bends. The edges of that one quickly look like your chipped nails. The other nails stay nice for a long time.
--I'm located in Western PA.
--I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
--My hair is 3B with some 3A, texture-medium/fine, porosity-normal except for the ends which are porous, elasticity-normal.
--My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, oils, honey, vinegar.
--My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...-progress.html