5 Tips for Growing Your Nails

By Aniela / January 27, 2011

Here are 5 tips for growing your nails! If you're one of those people who think that your nails just don't grow no matter what…think again! There is actually an exact science, or formula if you will, to getting your nails to grow longer, stronger, and healthier. Just follow these 5 tips and within just a week or two, you'll start seeing your nails growing longer and staying strong too!

5 Tips for Growing Your Nails

1. Don't Bite!

I'm sure we all know this…but biting your nails is a big no no. If you want to have beautiful, long nails just keep the biting at bay. Instead, carry a nail file in your bag so that whenever you do have a snag, you can just file away instead of biting!

2. Don't Overbuff

It's a smart idea to use a 4-sided nail buffer, but just make sure you don't use it more than twice a week. Buffing your nails too often can chip away at the nail, making it brittle and weak. Instead, just stick to doing your manicure once a week to keep your nails strong and healthy.

3. Apply Lotion Often

One of the greatest beauty tips I've ever gotten was from an old co-worker of mine who told me that in order for my nails to grow long, I have to constantly use lotion on my hands. I thought it was a little weird at first, but it actually worked. Just apply hand lotion as often as you can, and start seeing your nails grow stronger and longer.

4. File Your Nails

Another great trick is to gently file your nails once a day. Filing your nails keeps them nice and leveled, and it also prevents breakage and snags. That, combined with the above 3 tips is a sure way to grow your nails.

5. Use a Strengthening Polish

Sally Hansen makes some of the best strengthening top coats, so pick one up and use it every time you do your nails. Even if you're not applying a polish, you can still just use it as a strengthener/clear polish. To maximize the benefits and ensure your polish stays on longer without chipping, apply the top coat every other day.

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13 years ago

I have done everything that have written and the results are very good.Thanks,

13 years ago

i really want good nails so i hope this works

13 years ago

i kinda have a habit of biting my nails…and i really want to stop…but i just cant…i even tryed putting nasty tasting stuff on them and found myself biting my fingerrs and i just dont know whatelse to do!…got any ideas anyone??

12 years ago

mine dont grow even ifi dont do that.god stop giving tips if they dont work you guys should try it firts after publishing it.:(

12 years ago

im 11 and i have the worst nails ever becase i bite on them sometimes they even bleed but when i stopped biting on them the started growing it was hard to stop biting
try dipping them in lemon juice so if u want to bite and u do you get a sour taste
or try dipping them in water that has a lot of salt in it them let them dry so if u do bite it taste all salty

11 years ago

I loved this post! I have an awful habit of biting my nails and I really wanted longer nails without getting them done at the salon. Thanks so much!