Avoid painting your nails, as this softens the tip of your nail and breaks away your nail (as do all the chemicals) in nail varnish.
Do not bite your nails. If you do your nails will never grow long.
Avoid digging/scratching with your nails as this weakens your nails & due to this they have more chance of breaking or not growing properly.
Use a hand and nail moisturiser daily: one with not too many chemicals, and natural ingredients. Use this three times a day and only a little on your nails.
Clean your nails with a nail cleaner daily.
Use a nail strengthener (Avon, £4.00) with natural ingredients twice a week as this will help your nails grow stronger and will also help to make them shine.
Push your cuticles. You can get a special item to do this, ask in boots or any chemist and do it twice a day. This pushes the skin down and makes nails look longer whilst growing them.
Avoid putting your hands in strong liquids (E.g bleach, cleaners) as this gets chemicals on your hands and makes them look and feel stiff and horrible.
Use a hand and nail cream daily, only use a little bit on the back of your hand and rub in. (If you moisturise your hands too much they will become greasy)
Avoid sitting in the bath or shower too long, as this makes your hands and feet wrinkly, this also takes a lot of moisture out of your skin.
If you use your hands a lot (E.g Gardening, Writing, Cooking) then try your best to moisturize 5 times a day in an even time plan.
If you are a biter, when you feel the urge to bite your nails sit on your hands or do something creative with them to talk your mind out of it.
Thanks for reading guys!! :)
- Hand/nail moisturizer
- Nail cleaner
- Nail strengthener
- Cuticle pusher