If your nails are naturally on the weak side, you may experience some difficulty growing your nails to the desired length. You might try to “train” them to behave, but it will take some effort and patience on your part.
- As always, moisturize. Apply vitamin E oil at night, taking great care to massage it into the nail plates and cuticles, and wear cotton gloves. You’ll wake up to softer, smoother hands and nails. Remember that moisture is essential for healthy hands – this includes your nails!
- Use a nail hardener, avoiding anything that contains toluene sulfonamide or formaldehyde resin. These ingredients can easily irritate the skin and cause dermatitis.
- If you regularly polish your nails, perform regular touchups instead of removing the color with nail polish remover weekly. The less harsh ingredients your nails are exposed to, the better chance they stand of growing to long lengths – and staying that way.