Growing Nails?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@DomesticDiva:  There is a nail polish (the name of which escapes me) that really does grow and strengthen your nails. Also, the prenatal vitamins I take not only make my nails grow but my hair too!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve always had nail issues, I recently started using Essie Millionails – my nails are much, much stronger and healthier than ever before. Since they’ve been growing so nicely, I’ve been taking better care and not picking as much. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@DomesticDiva:  Lovely ring!

I’m a fellow nail destoyer, though I pick at my cuticles more than my nails themselves.  I love this stuff: Hard as Hoof – it’s less than $5, and can be ordered online from Walmart.  It strengthens my nails, and moisturizes my cuticles 🙂

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

take biotin! it grows your hair and nails like crazy!

Post # 7
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Worker bee

Reformed nail biter/picker of 3 years here.

I use Nailtiques 2 strengthening polish, and it really helps gain length. The other thing that helps me still is keeping nail polish on AT ALL TIMES. If you chip/pick one nail, it needs to get painted again ASAP or you’ll probably go to town on all of them.

Get a little tin of cuticle oil (I use Badger Care, a lot of people like the Burt’s Bees one) and every time you start messing with your nails, do your cuticles instead. It helps with the urge and makes your hands look beter in the process.

Keep a 4-sided nail file/buffer with you, and when you get a rough edge on a nail, use that instead of nibbling/picking at it and making it worse.

It’s not really about getting rid of the urge to mess with your nails, it’s just changing the action to a productive one. Trying to not mess with them at all will just drive you nuts!

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I bit my nails from 11 to 20. I kept polish on them for a few weeks to curtail the biting. I just eventually forced myself to stop. I never used any special products.

I will say that a flexible nail is less prone to breakage than hard, brittle nails. I moisturize my hands often and always pay attention to my nails when I do it. I avoid filing. I use nail clippers for shaping. Filing encourages them to peel. Now I can grow them crazy long and get lots of compliments. I can see how I have damaged my nail beds. Some of them grow weird, but no one but me can tell.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I found that all of the Sally Hansen nail hardening stuff I bought didn’t work well for me at all. My nails still broke, peeled, chipped, etc even if I followed the directions to a T. I started using Nailtiques a month before the wedding (level 2) and it is fabulous! It was between $8-$12 for a tiny bottle but even applying daily I’ve still got a little left after 2 months now. You can also use it as a top coat over polish. I LOVE it! 

You put it on clean nails after pushing your cuticles back, then reapply once a day for a week. On the last day of the week you remove and start over again. 

Post # 12
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9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@DomesticDiva:  I have issues with my thyroid too. I was so skeptical about prenatals, but they really do work!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m cheating — Shellac-ing until the wedding.  They actually have to cut my nails down.  After that, I don’t know what I’ll do.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i swear by rejuvacoat by duri. i have terrible nails, they’re really damaged and don’t grow well. it’s one of the best things i’ve found.

i’ve seen it at walmart, but i also know it’s sold on amazon (:

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