Let's Talk Nail Care...

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After I posted the Mop Top review I got of a lot of compliments on my nails and questions on how I care for them. I don't really have a nail care "regimen" but here are a few tips that keep my nails strong and growing...

•Keep them clean. Dirty nails is a pet peeve of mine and it's actually pretty gross. When you clean your hands don't forget to pick out any dirt, even if it appears as though nothings there. We carry a lot of bacteria under our nails and don't even realize it. Also after every wash moisturize your hands with a good lotion or cream. 
•If your nails chip/breaks/snags mend it right away. I always carry a nail file in my purse just in case I break or  chip a nail. Not only will it prevent more damage to the nail, but if you suffer from HIH (hand in hair) disease it can snag and cause breakage in your hair.
•Maintain a clean shape. By that I mean, keep the edges of your nails smooth..no rough edges. I prefer a square/rounded shape and I usually file them every other week.
•Between the age of 14-21 I was obsessed with acrylic nails and I would by nails done faithfully every other week. But then I moved farther away from my fav spot and didn't like how the local shop applied my nails so I just stop getting them done all together. My nails were soooo then and damaged, but the slowly but surely regain their strength and the tips of my nails became a lot brighter. It doesn't make or break have healthy nails whether you'll healthy nails or not but I should mention that I do NOT wear polish...at all. Not even clear..I just don't.
•Lastly, just like when striving for better hair and skin diet does play a part. Drink plenty of water and take your vitamins regularly.

Again I wouldn't consider this a regimen, but hopefully these tips can help you achieve health nails! If you have any other questions on my nail care please leave them in the comment section below.

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  1. I love your nails, and I'm really just now noticing, but they always look so strong and healthy! I have really brittle nails, do you think wearing nail polish (clear only) would help stop them from chipping off?

  2. I do all the steps you mention (well with exception of the vitamins) and my nails still chip and break. I thought I was doing something good by applying sally hansen hard as nails to my nails every time I painted my nails but that is starting to fail me :( Guess I should start back taking my vitamins lol

  3. @Anonymous Thanks! Clear polish could definitely make them stronger, but make sure it's description says it's a Nail Hardener. Like this >> http://www.google.com/products/catalog?rlz=1C1CHKQ_enUS427US427&q=sally+henson+nail+hardener&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=284479870993201738&sa=X&ei=8oi3TcGLDZCDtgfkwpneBA&ved=0CFYQ8wIwBA#

  4. @Danielle87 Yes, get back on track with your vitamins lol!!

  5. Great tips. From time to time I put Sally Hansen's Grow Nails Grow on when I break a nail but overall I follow all these tips and my nails grow. Simplicity is key.

  6. I love your nails. Thanks for the tips. :)


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