I’ve always been the type of girl who can’t feel complete walking out the door with chipped nails. I’m an avid nail polish user and I’m always looking for the next best thing in terms of lasting power, opacity and brush shape and quality. I’m a total beauty product nerd and when it comes to my nails it’s no exception. Here are some tips for strong healthy nails.
No More Nasties in Your Nail Polish:
Regular drug store nail polish comes packed full of nasty chemicals that can cause serious damage over time. They also cause your nails to become brittle and split.
It’s important to find a nail product that is free of dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, toluene, formaldehyde resin, camphor and any other dangerous, nail softening chemicals. It’s also important to have nail polishes that are vegan and cruelty free because it’s 2017 and that’s beyond unnecessary anymore.
Like hair, nails can become brittle and breakable if they’re not moisturized properly. A little known fact is that sometimes moisture stripping shampoos, creams or skincare can also strip moisture from your nails and hands. Hand cream is a must and try to go natural if you can. Shea butter is your best friend when it comes to quick moisture on the go. It goes from a solid to a smooth cream with nothing but the warmth of your hands. Make sure to concentrate on your cuticles and nail beds.
Avoid Damage That Vitamins Can't Fix:
This is a given but it's important to avoid nail biting, tapping, splitting or breaking. Easier said than done but it's important to remember that nails are brittle and (technically) dead cells. If you want strong healthy nails you need to make it a full-time commitment to keeping them safe from physical trauma.
These tips will help you keep your claws nice and long.