- Heather Gollnow Don't cut them, only file them. File in the same direction. Acrylics are germ factories. Just wear nails short and paint with 2 coats of color, one clear top coat. Lasts about a week for me only because my nails grow so fast I need to repaint after a week to get new growth! Also, give your nails a few days here & there with no color or clear coat on them.
- Lily Torres Llitera I am doing Shellac CND nails at my local Mimosa Salon. And, they are growing!!! I am 44 years old, and I hate to admit this, but I've been a nervous nail biter pretty much all my life. Although I've got it under control, my nails are extremely weak and short. So with Shellac I am seeing improvement. The key though is when they start to chip off (after 10 days or so) not to peel them. It's not good for the nail bed.
- Shannon Thomas Crotty I've always had to have acrylics as my nails always tore or peeled off if they had any length. Recently my salon was telling me about a new product they got it that everyone was crazy about called Gelish polish . I resisted as no "hardening" polish ever worked on me but since my nail tech was on a medical leave I skeptically tried it. And wow... This stuff works! My nails are growing and the polish stays on between visits (drys with a uv light). My Salon is all organic products and initially shred away from the product because they heard you could only get the polish off with acetone remover, but they found a way to soak tiny strips of gauze in non acetone and then put that and foil on the nail and it lifts off.... So it's awesome!
- Lily Torres Llitera Candace Kimberly, I have never heard of Nail Life (http://naillife.com/), but I just looked them up and I am definitley getting some of that too. Biotin as well. Heard so much about it, and everyone here on ths post is suggesting it! Thanks to everyone I benefitted from this too! Thanks Michelle!
- Randy Donais Probably from pumping all that iron!
- David Zawadzki Sounds like a mineral deficiency. Listen to Dr Wallach talk about this here; http://healthylivingstrong.blogspot.com/
- Patty Jasper Go to Target or any drugstore and buy a bottle of Biotin, it's about 3 or four bucks. My manicurist suggested it to me a former nail biter with weak, peeling nails. My nails grow like crazy now & are strong. I do shellac nails every two weeks, never thought I'd be doing regular manis ever. Also helps your hair with fullness & shine. Highly recommend biotin!
- Kristy Stone Prenatal vitamins? Almonds and green veggies? No more acrylics? Grow your nails and get a silk wrap.
- Re: Fingernail growth
Hello Michelle, hope you're well today. I wanted to say thanks for all of the great tips and motivational tool. I disseminate them to my clients and followers(I'm a Cert. Nutritionist, Personal Trainer & Healthy Chef). I wanted to take a minute to 'give back' a little.
We all know that the squeaky wheel gets the grease, i.e. the muscles that we work the hardest require the most nourishment to repair themselves and grow new muscle fiber. What is commonly overlooked is the amount of keratin, biotin & other trace element levels (manganese, magnesium, etc) that your body maintains which actually play a part in regulating hair & nail growth and skin cell regeneration.
From a Nutritionist perspective, it sounds like a mild case of mineral undernourishment, whereby your larger muscle groups are sapping all of the minerals from your diet. I personally use and recommend a VERY HEALTHY, inexpensive & quick fix... granulated/powdered vitamins(for more even/thourough absorption) in the form of a 'sport drink', ingested 3 times daily in small doses, raising yourbody overall base mineral level and allowing your nails, hair & skin to replenish after your muscles have been satiated.
I know what you're thinking... this product has 0 cal/carb/sodium/sugar, is gluten and msg free and is a COMPLETE powdered 32 vit/min compound, is in single serve foil 'sachets' and sooo yummy.
It comes in 2 flavors(Acai & Orange... but I mix them for a 3rd 'fruit punch' flavor. They are AWESOME sprinkled over greek yogurt and berries or fruit, frozen(mixed w/water) to make summertime popsicles, etc. I even used then to make a sugar-free, gluten free berry cobbler last fall... YUUUUM!
The product is called EcoDrink and is available at all Sam's and Costco locations and is roughly $20 for 30 servings. Used as directed, it is a once-a-day, water-soluble powdered multivitamin. Again, as a Nutritionist, I believe that ammortizing the package in a diluted strength over a 24hr period increases absorption due to the limitation of gastrointestinal bioavailability.
I am not affiliated w/SGN in any capacity, but recommend the product as a vit/min supplement to all of my clients, especially those on a weight loss plan, with food allergies and autoimmune issues.
Let me know what you think and thanks again for the great health info... not to mention the amazing eye candy, lol.
You obviously work hard for it and by all means should show it off.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
I am in dire need of a "make over" solution for my fingernails! They have never grown very well and for several years I'd get acrylics put on...but I'd love to find a better solution. What's your nail secrets?
Posted by Michelle Berger