Jan 22, 2013

How To Grow Your Nails Successfully

Do you have a bad habit of biting your nails? A lot of teens have problems with biting their nails and desperately want to quit. It may not be easy like quitting any other habit isn't but the results are amazing! It's worth trying if you'd like to grow elegantly long and strong nails. Follow some of these tips to help you:

  • Restrict yourself to biting the nails on just one hand and then on only one nail. You'll soon be inspired to grow out the bitten one.
  • Every day apply scented hand lotion or an anti-nail-biting cream.The disgusting flavor will keep you from nibbling your nails.
  • Try using glue on nails for a few weeks so your own nails can grow underneath.



After practicing those previous tips and you've broke your nail biting habit, try these techniques to maintain them:
  • Protein allows your nails to grow strong and healthy. Eat two portions a day: fish, meat, soy, dairy, and beans.
  • When washing the dishes, be sure to wear latex gloves. Soaking your hands in water weakens your nails.
  • When your nails start to grow, keep them in shape with a nail file or an emery board to keep them from breaking (Never file back and forth, as it can cause the nail layers to split).
  • When you file your nails, make sure they are dry and file in one direction only, at a 45 degree angle under the nail.
  • Never file down into the sides of your nail. That can really weaken your nails and cause infection.
  • Never use your nail as a tool. Find the right tool for the job instead of taking the risk of growing your nail all over again.
  • Once a week, soak your nails in a bowl of olive oil for ten minutes. Then wipe away access oil with a cotton ball.



  • Nails grow faster in the summer than in the winter.
  • Nails grow about 1/8 inch a month.
  • Your middle finger nail grows the quickest while your thumb nail grows the slowest.
  • If you've lost a nail because of an accident, it'll take about six months to grow back.
  • A child's nail grows more quickly than an adult's.
  • Toe nails grow slower than finger nails.


  1. visited you blog after you commented on mine, and i have to say this post is really helpful. i have an awful habit of biting my nails and got some tips from this!

    have followed you :)

  2. Thanks for the tips!



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