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How To Grow Your Nails

Hello! Welcome to my maiden post!

Rather than a bio post I wanted to write something that would hopefully be handy for people with an interest in nails and it’s a subject I get asked about quite often: how on earth do you grow your nails so long???

I’m quite lucky to have naturally strong and fast-growing nails, as people quite often like to confirm to me.


Some of it is down to the luck of the draw (or gene pool) but is there anything you can do to help your nails grow naturally? The answer is yes!

My 2 top tips are:

1. Moisturise Cuticles Often
When I say often, I mean more than often. As often as you possibly can, especially if your hands are prone to dry skin or are in water a lot.
The best you can use is cuticle oil but olive oil, a nice rich hand cream or even petroleum jelly (if that’s all you have to hand) will do the job.
If you can massage some in after every hand wash, fabulous. If that’s impractical for you aim for twice a day, morning and evening or, as a very bare minimum, every evening before bed.

2. File Nails Once Per Week
If your nails are particularly short your instant reaction to this tip may be to launch the nearest object at the screen, but it really does help, believe me!

To help give you an idea of how it works it’s a bit like when you mow the lawn or have your hair trimmed; it encourages it to grow. So the same goes for your nails. If you ‘trim’ them little and often you encourage new growth. You’re only looking to make a couple of strokes on each nail with your file to encourage new growth, not saw the whole thing away (also, never saw with your file on your natural nails…tips on filing your nails to come in a future post!)!

Follow these tips and you are likely to see a marked improvement within a fortnight!

I hope you’ve found this post useful. If you’ve any questions, please leave me a comment below!