I figured I’d write a lil something about how I take care of my fingernails. I get asked everyday if they are real and I answer each time, “Yes.”
Then the follow-up question, “How did you get them to grow that long and strong?”
Dont get me wrong, when i was a kid, I was a nail-biting regular kid. Then in my teens and early 20′s, I went to the salons and had acrylics put on and kept up.
Well, that gets expensive and I like to save as much money as I can. So what better way to save money than growing out my own nails.
Now, I am not claiming to be an expert on fingernails, but this is what helped me.
When I get bored or watch tv, I just rub my cuticles and massage them. Also once a month, I let my nails breathe for a week. Meaning that, I don’t put any polish on them. Now, I really don’t know if that’s important, but it works for me.
As you can tell in the upper left part of the picture, those are my nails with no polish. They are also a little yellow tinted. The picture to the upper right is of my favorite base, top coat, and nail strengthener in one, Sally Hansen’s Hard as Nails, bottom left is an Essie nail polish in the color Sugar Daddy. Then the bottom right is the finished product.
That’s all I do.
Nothing fancy nor do I take extra vitamins.
Try it out for a month and let me know if it helps you.
What have you found that helps your nails grow strong and long?