Caring For Long Nails

Nail polish

Hello and good morning readers!!

As promised my new feature is for those struggling to look after their beautiful long nails. Even if they don’t look beautiful to you, I think I can help with that.

There will be nine days that I will post about this so here is day 1. (I hope you remember that I barley post on a Saturday because it’s my day off from blogging until the evening. So please don’t look for me so early. I will probably be on after 8.)

The general reminders for long nails will start tommorrow. This feature isn’t about nutritional advice, but it’s about pratcial ways of looking after your nails.

Please remember that all the nail advice is taken from a book called “A Complete Guide To Manicure & Pedicure” by Leigh Toselli. SO if you want to buy the book, I have just given you the title. Just search in any library and it should be there.

I have natural long nails too, so here goes:

Long Nails

Long nails and nail art are not always sensible or attractive to look at or to have, but everyone has their different tastes and lifestyles. Long nails and nail adornment may well fit into yours.

Learn How To Look After Your Nails

If you choose to have long nails, you should first learn how to use your fingers as if you have just applied a fresh coat of nail varnish. You should get into the habit of using them like this because the more knocks your nails suffer, the more likely the tips are to break. Doing exercises like the one mentioned above will properly teach you about the amount of care that goes into maintaining long nails. fresh coat of nail polish. Some people think that nails break so easily, when actually the damage was done a few days or weeks before it snapped.

Weaker By Nature & Tougher With Attention

Long nails are weaker than ‘normally’ shaped nails by nature. This means that they require special attention. Pointed nails can/have very little support. Oval or square-shaped nails are more likely to survive when long.

Nail Hardener Or Protection Basecoat?

If you add several coats of nail hardener to weaker nails, it will help minimize the chance of nipping and peeling of the nail enamel. The trick is to find something that protects and moisturizes at the same time. Nail hardeners with nylon fibers can be very effective tools in your maintenance plan, but prolonged use of the same hardener can make your nails too brittle. If this should happen or if your nails become thin you should then change to a protection basecoat (for instance, a thickening gel).

The general reminders for long nails will come at a later date. This feature is not about the nutrition of nails seeing as we have done that, but it is about the practical care that goes into looking after long nails.

Happy reading and speak soon, From Nadine