Tips on keeping finger nails from breaking. What can you do besides eat jello and paint on nail strengthener?
I'm sorry to break the bad news to all of you out there with soft (not brittle) but just plain soft nails. It has to do with your genes plain and simple.
I spent years trying to find the perfect vitamin, supplement, mineral, nail hardener, etc. You name it, I've tried it! Of course, I love jello...so believe me, there was no lack there.
I have soft nails by nature, yep, plain and simple, of ifs ands of buts about it! My nails are very healthy, pink, no white lines or bumps, ridges or discolouration that can tell you about something that is not quite right with your body. I am perfectly healthy, eat well, take supplements, etc., yet my nails are SOFT!! Nothing can be done about them, tried that, been there, done that! I've just learned to accept them for what they are..SOFT!
What is the most frustrating is that I take care of them, grow them and just when they are nice, no matter how careful I am, I always end up breaking one on opening the car door. I'll be relaxing at the end of the day and wham! I notice another one had broken off without my slightest knowledge! And, the real big bummer...my thumbnails always split on the side even though I take great care in filing them. So I end up having to cut them with the nail cutters so that they won't catch on something and rip away from my nail bed with meat on it leaving me in excruciating pain for a few days!
Yep..soft nails..if you can't beat them..accept them.
© 2009 K D Martel
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