Nails are exposed to all sorts of influences that can stand in the way of growth. Would you like to have beautiful nails quickly on length? Then you can do two things.
If you have no patience, you can have gel nails in the desired length today.
However, healthy natural nails are always the best ‘surface’ for gel nails. Do you have trouble growing your nails? Then read our tips to let your nails grow quickly and healthy!
1. File and polish your nails regularly
By regularly filing and polishing your nails, you ensure that your nails remain in good condition. By filing, you can smooth out small irregularities, preventing cracks, crumbling or breaking of your nail. Preferably use a cardboard or glass file, because these are less aggressive for your nails than for example a metal file. Polishing means that you level the surface of the nails with a buffer block or file (gloss file). Your nails get a nice natural shine. Both for filing and polishing it is essential that you work in one direction. No zigzag movements, because you damage the structure of the nail. Regular filing and polishing are important, but you can not do it too often. The nails must have enough time to recover. How often you file, depends on how hard your nails grow. You do not want to polish more than once a month.
2. Apply nail hardener
There are special nail hardeners that you apply like nail polish and make those weak nails stronger again. Strong nails will grow better and faster. Previously, there was formaldehyde in many nail hardeners. This is an ingredient that has been proven to be harmful to health. In the case of overuse, your nails can also discolor and become weaker. Fortunately, many nail hardeners are now available without formaldehyde. In these products are other ingredients with a hardening effect on the nail plate, for example, keratin. You can use the nail hardener several times a week until the nail is strong enough. It is not directly the nail hardener, which ensures that your nails grow faster. The nail hardener protects your nails and makes them stronger,
3. Moisturize your cuticles
Healthy nails start with healthy cuticles. The cuticles protect your nails and prevent the penetration of harmful bacteria. In this way, they ensure that your nails can grow healthy and be strong. In order to fulfill their function optimally, the cuticles must be well hydrated. Dry cuticles can tear. There is special cuticle oil, but if you do not have it immediately at hand, you can also use almond oil or jojoba oil to massage the cuticles.
4. Also, pay attention to your diet!
The condition of your nails can say a lot about your overall health. Weak nails, which break quickly and do not grow well, may indicate that you are missing certain essential foods. Especially vitamin B, zinc and calcium are important for strong nails. Pay attention to your diet and check whether you get enough of these vitamins and minerals. Learn all about healthy food in our Home Study Nutrition ! Extra tip: Sunlight stimulates the production of vitamin D, which ensures that your nails grow faster. Therefore, make sure that you get enough sunlight in the winter too!
5. Other tips
Below are some tips to make your nails grow faster:
Protect your nails during cleaning work
Water and cleaning products can make your nails week and vulnerable.
Do not use your nails as a tool
Think about opening up packaging such as cans. If you often work in the garden, protect your nails and hands by wearing gloves.
biting You can damage your nails with nail-biting. Some people are not even aware that they are biting their nails. Take a conscious look at it, especially in stressful situations, when you are concentrated at work, when you are bored or during watching TV!
To keep your nails strong and healthy, it is certainly not a luxury to have your nails and hands done once a month by a professional manicure! Or learn all about it yourself in our Course Cosmetic Manicure and Pedicure!
If you want your nails to grow faster, you should above all pay a lot of attention to the proper care of your nails and protect your nails as well as possible against harmful influences. If you continue to have weak nails, even if these measures have weak nails, then there may be another reason behind your weak nails. Consult a doctor.