Unless you have some type of medical condition that prevents it, your nails are growing. On average, your nails grow about 1/8 of an inch per month. The reason why most people’s nails don’t seem to grow is because they break before they see results. Many people bite their nails, rip them off, others tend to shed or peel. They best way to see results is to start a healthy nail program with your nail technician.
1. Wash and dry your hands properly.
2. Using a double-sided emery board, file nails using a gentle stroke. Avoid corners of your nails.
3. Shape your nails. The most popular shape to use is oval, but choose that suites to your hand and finger shape.
4. To harden soft nails, soak in warm olive oil for about 20 minutes, on alternate days.
5. To clean stains from your nails, mix one tablespoon of lemon juice in a cup of water and soak your nails in this liquid
for a few minutes. Then, wash off with warm water and apply a hand moisturizer.
6. Try to stay away from acetone polish removers as much as you can and stick to the one that make use of acetate. Still, try
not to use a polish remover more than once a week.
7. In case you wear nail polish, make sure to give your nails a break from time to time. In other words leave them without
polish for a few days, every now and then. Otherwise, they will develop an ugly, yellow tint.
8. If you want to give a natural sheen to your nails, just like the colorless base coat, rub petroleum jelly on your nails
and then buff them, with the help of a soft cloth.
9. Don’t soak your fingers in water for longer periods, they’ll ultimately weaken them causing breakage.
10. Do not overuse Nail polish removers, they contain acetone which when comes in contact with skin and cuticles eventually
dry them up.
11. Never push your cuticles back too far. Just cut how mush has peeled off from your nail. And always keep them moisturized.
12. Hangnails are common. Don’t pull or tear them so as to give rise to infections. Cut them gently with a nail trimmer.