Raise your hand if you have broken a nail in the past week – just FYI, my hand is raised. And, there is nothing more frustrating, right?
I swear, there have been several occasions where I have JUST cut my nails and within the same day or so, they will still break! It is one of the worst phenomena ever – how a short nail manages to still break in one area or another is beyond me.
And, unfortunately, breaking nails is just a part of life…
But, by trying to achieve healthier, stronger nails, we can at least lessen the times that gut-wrenching occurrence takes place.
I wish there was a magical potion that just granted me the strongest nails of all. But, there isn’t. So here are a few secrets I will be trying out:
- Stop biting them.Guilty as charged. I don’t do it all the time, but I have developed a nervous habit of biting or picking at my nails.
And, this is the worst – you are literally just taking a problem and making it worse. Just make it a conscious habit to stop.
- Perform weekly maintenance.This is one of those rare occurrences for me…
Every now and then I will pamper myself, but I don’t perform weekly maintenance on my nails like I should.
Get regular manicures or regularly manicure yourself. Make a point to remove hangnails, file your nails and clean underneath them.
- Always wear gloves while cleaning.I basically never do this.
I clean the bathroom with my bare hands, I do the dishes with my bare hands, and the list goes on.
But, all that water and all those cleaners are slowly but surely worsening my nails – making them weaker and weaker.
They sell cleaning gloves for a reason, after all…
- Take your vitamins.This is probably the easiest and least time-consuming tip: take your vitamins.
You can grab vitamins that help nails at pretty much any local store for only a few bucks.