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How to Grow Nails Faster

Updated on October 25, 2012
Beautiful Long Nails
Beautiful Long Nails

Long nails look beautiful in the hands of a woman. No, not only witches and vampires have long pointed finger nails, but also lovely looking girls are proud of their designed nails. Now, if you are such a woman who wants to grow some finger nails what shall you do? Do you know how to grow nails faster?

Nails are made of a tough protein called keratin. The Keratin protects a thin sensitive layer called the matrix. The nail grows from the matrix. The growth rate of a nail depends upon the matrix underneath. The outer part of the nail which we can see is made of dead materials which cannot grow. The growth of nail takes place from inside.

Now, what can we do to make the process of nail growth faster?

The Process of Growing Nails Faster

Do you know that the nails of men grow faster than that of women? Yes, they do. Studies prove that the fingernails of males have a tendency of developing faster. The growth of a nail is also depends on the length of the finger. The nails of a long finger grow faster than that of a short one. The average of growth of a human finger nail is about 3.5 – 3.7 cm per year. Many factors like heredity, physical structure, health etc have great effect on the process.

The Structure of a Nail

The Nail Structure
The Nail Structure

Vitamin A for Quick Nail Growth

Vitamin A can help to grow your nails quicker. Vitamin A keeps your health better and quickens the system of hair and nail undergrowth. You can take Vitamin A tablets or also can eat vegetables like carrots and fruits like apricots and mangoes.

Vitamin C for Nail Growth

Vitamin C is a very vital vitamin for our body. It helps to grow hairs and nails faster. Vitamin C can be found in abundance in lemons, Kiwifruits and Parsley etc.

Get some multivitamin tablets. These tablets will have the proper vitamins essential for your nail's quicker development.

Proper Nail Polish

Some Nail Polishes have required amount of nutrients which stimulates finger nail growths. But beware, some nail polishes actually slow down the nail growth.

Nail Polish also acts as protectors. This protecting layer helps to prevent the nails from wear. In this way nail polish can help your nails to be longer.

Cut and Shape Nails Properly

You need have to shape the nails carefully. Always, try not to harm the outer most layer of the nail. It will make the whole system unstable hindering nail growth. Before cutting or shaping nails soak these in warm and soapy water for some time.

Grow Your Nails Faster
Grow Your Nails Faster

Cut and Shape Nails Properly

You need have to shape the nails carefully. Always, try not to harm the outer most layer of the nail. It will make the whole system unstable hindering nail growth. Before cutting or shaping nails soak these in warm and soapy water for some time.

Nail Growing Activities

Believe it or not, typing on a computer keyboard will increase the length of your nails faster! Yes, the activities of your fingers will result in increased flow of blood inside the fingers. More blood means more energy which will be helpful for growing long finger nails. Such other activities like playing a musical instrument like Piano, Sitar, and Guitar etc will also gain same result.

Beautiful Red Nails

Red Beautiful Nails
Red Beautiful Nails

Eat Proper Food

Eating a balanced diet is needed. If your food habit is such that your body does not gets proper supply of vitamins, zinc and calcium.

Take Care of Nails

Taking proper care is essential to maintain a healthy development rate of your nails. Keep the nails clean and take special cares. Do manicures by yourself or from professionals.

Just follow the above mentioned procedures to grow finger nails faster.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      I think they all have a crush on Count Dracula@EuroNinilla

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 4 years ago from NYC BABY

      Great article, thank you for sharing ! I know quite a few people that could benefit from reading this as they have trouble growing their nails. Thankfully I've always had strong nails that grow quite rapidly, what I don't understand is why some women let them overgrow to where they look like witch nails! LOL

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Pinappu, thanks for sharing some useful tips to grow fingernails.

      Voted up, useful. Shared on FB.