How to Have Strong Healthy Nails - Video

 

Summary: Do you want strong, healthy nails? With just a little time and basic care you will find that you have fingernails that others admire.

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Growing strong, healthy fingernails can be done with just a little time and care. One of the keys to healthy nails is to make sure you get enough protein in your diet. Take time to think about your nutrition. Are you eating enough protein? Even if you are a vegetarian you can get plenty of protein with beans, nuts and tofu. Also, are you drinking enough water? Nails that are weak, splitting and fragile can be a result of dehydration.

To start getting stronger nails, try being nice to them. Taking care of your nails will go a long way to getting longer, stronger, and healthier nails. First, try keeping your nails clean and dry. Water makes the nails softer, which will make them easier to break.

The only time wet nails are good is when you want to trim them. Trimming dry nails will cause them to break or to tear. So a good time to trim your nails is after taking a bath or shower. After trimming the nails use a good moisturizer on them. Rub the moisturizer in while massaging the nails at the same time.

Keeping the cuticles pushed back will also help keep nails healthy. And when the nails have slits or small tears, repair them using nail glue or clear polish. Then just leave the nail alone.

You will want to avoid hurting your fingernails. Be careful with harsh chemicals. Chemicals can and will affect your fingernails, causing them to chip and fray. Even the fingernail polish and polish remover can have ingredients that will actually harm your nails—so just be careful.

If you bite your fingernails then you need to stop. This habit can actually do harm to your nails and cause mouth problems. Nail biting is usually caused by stress.

Don't use your nails as a tool such as picking at things, poking, or prying. Using your nails as a tool will weaken them. This causes the nails to break, chip, or fray.

To get your fingernails to grow faster and stronger, try using the keyboard, playing the piano, or even drumming your nails. This gently "shocks" the nail, which is just enough to make them grow stronger. With persistence and time you will have beautiful hands and healthy, strong nails.

For a longer tip related to this subject, see How to Have Strong Healthy Nails

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