If you are an animated talker you will know the importance of having well-groomed nails. Nails may be dead but they sure bring a lot of life to your overall appearance. But, if growing nails are difficult, maintaining them is an even more challenging task. One chipped nail and you have to slash all the others on your fingers with a heavy heart. And then, what seems like, a never-ending wait to see the nails grow back to the same length. Here are some simple tips to reduce this wait and grow your nails faster and stronger.
Maintain A Balanced Diet
Diet plays an important role in nail health. Since nails are majorly made up of protein, your diet must comprise of protein rich food such as eggs, meat, fish, beans, and nuts. Also, Vitamin H aka biotin is known to strengthen nails. Bananas, avocado, carrots, milk, and whole grains are some rich sources of biotin. Additionally, healthy doses of vitamin A and C also promote good and strong nails.
Keep Away From Detergents
Chemicals present in washing powders and soaps can weaken your nails. To protect your nails always wear hand gloves while washing utensils.
Moisturize Your Nails
Like our skin, nails too need moisturizing. Olive oil contains vitamin E that, helps in healing damaged nails and coconut oil strengthens the cuticles. Apart from that both these oils are highly moisturizing and nourishing for your nails. Massaging your nails with a mixture of these two oils will show some good results.
Boost Nail Growth With Vitamin C
Lemons and Oranges are citrus fruits full of vitamin C. Regularly soaking your nails in their juices helps to strengthen nails and gives a natural shine to it.
Once your nails have grown to your desired length you need to maintain them as long as you can. Below are some tips to avoid breakage and maintain your nails.
Do NOT Bite Nails OR Pick At Chipped Nail Polish
It is observed that biting nails can make your nails grow faster. However, frequent nail biting can harm the nail bed and weaken your nails. Meanwhile, scraping off chipped nail polish leads to peeling off a layer of your nail bed which is bad for the health of your nail. Avoiding these two habits can enable your nails to grow faster and stronger.
Do NOT Use Your Nails For Scratching Hard Objects
Using your nails for scratching sticky labels or for opening a box can break them easily. Do not break your nail by using them against hard objects instead keep a scale of a pair of blunt scissors handy for such stuff.
Always Protect Nails From Harmful Nail Polishes
Nail polishes contain chemicals that negatively impact nail health. Protect your nails from these chemicals by applying a base coat before painting your nails. The base coat will shield your nails from the harmful chemicals.
These measures are simple yet highly effective and yield good results. You only need to dedicate some time daily towards nail care and see them grow longer and better.