We all agree to the fact that long, well-manicured nails make our hands look pretty. In fact, most of the ladies wish to have long, strong nails. But for those who have short and brittle nails, it’s a constant struggle to grow nails and take care of them. Imagine, seeing a desirable length after months and just when you open a tight box, one of the nails chips or breaks! It’s painful, isn’t it?
For many, a regular trip to the nail bar is not possible. And getting nail extensions every now and then is also not a convenient option. So, what can you do? There are many natural ways to grow nails faster. To our benefit, these ways are simple, affordable and doable. Here’s what you can do to grow your nails longer while maintaining their health.
Hydration Is The Key
Yes, the age-old solution for everything is drinking plenty of water and keeping your body hydrated. It’s not just good for your skin and hair but also aids nail growth. You can also consider drinking hydrating drinks like coconut water, fresh fruit juices and flavoured water. If you think that your body doesn’t retain hydration, make sure you moisturise your nails with a hydrating nail cream.
Protein Is Must
If your nails are brittle and break with a slight jerk, you might need to up your protein intake. For longer and stronger nails, make sure you eat the recommended amount of protein. Eggs and dairy products for breakfast aren’t bad choices!
Include Cuticle Oil and Serum In Your Nail Care Routine
Healthy cuticles are important to grow healthy long nails. Using cuticle oil and serum will not only keep your cuticles moisturised but will also prevent nail chipping and breakage. It will also prevent you from picking your cuticle which might be ‘satisfying’ for a moment but is painful and unhealthy for nail growth.
Go for Round Shape
As compared to other shapes, the round shape is less likely to break from any trauma and jerk caused to the nails. Also, ironically, keeping nails short can help grow them longer. If you have brittle nails, keep trimming them from time to time to avoid sudden breakage.
Avoid Acetone-based Nail Polish Removers
If you love changing your nail paint colour frequently, make sure you use more natural nail polish removers. The ones with acetone are harmful for nail health and hamper its growth. Acetone, which is commonly found in nail polish remover, strips off natural nail oils that are important for nail health.