Do you prefer long or short nails?

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  1. sparkleyfinger profile image85
    sparkleyfingerposted 10 years ago

    Do you prefer long or short nails?

    I have recently began growing my nails. As a lifetime biter, I have been used to the shortness, but I like the look of longer nails. As they are growing, I am noticing that I dont like the feeling of them against objects. Is the discomfort worth it? Are long nails better?

  2. freecampingaussie profile image61
    freecampingaussieposted 10 years ago

    I personally prefer short nails as they seem to get in the way when longer. There is a balance where they do look nice a bit longer but not so long that you cant do  things like cooking/dishes easy ! I hate it when they break as well.

    1. sparkleyfinger profile image85
      sparkleyfingerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I'm scared of breakages!! I know what you mean about doing things... How women with inch long nails can function is beyond me!

  3. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 10 years ago

    I like some length if kept clean and neat. I hate the long claw-like things.  They always look like some version of Nightmare on Elm Street.

    1. sparkleyfinger profile image85
      sparkleyfingerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I agree... just over the fingertip is my length the now, and im thinking of keeping it that way!

  4. havingmysay profile image61
    havingmysayposted 10 years ago

    When I was younger I bit my nails all the time. The nervousness of a situation made nail biting a terrible habit I formed.  As I got older, I grew out of it. I began seeing others with longer nails and pretty designs, and that is when I thought my little nubs could use some work.  I have grown my nails to the point where they were half an inch long and very hard. The downside of longer nails is if they happen to break...yikes! I once broke a nail down to the meat! It bled and hurt terribly! I put a band-aid on it to try to cover what was now a two-part nail.  I clipped the remaining part when the pain subsided a few days later and it was terribly uneven for a while.

    It is definitely all about preference and also how active you are comes into play. It is easier to keep longer nails when you do not do much, but even when it comes to housework, your nails can be affected.

    I prefer a nail length were the nail comes up to the end of the finger an/or maybe a bit past it, but not much. I have an iPhone and notice when my nails are long, my texts are horrible.  I also type a lot at work and my finger will slip off the keys if my nails are too long. With nails this length, you can still utilize nail polish and sticker designs and they are not the length that will frighten little kids. In addition, with nails this length, you should still be able to feel objects with your finger than your nail and there is minimal discomfort, if there is even any at all.

    Good Luck!

    1. sparkleyfinger profile image85
      sparkleyfingerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks! Great answer! I am in a similar situation, and have bitten my nails since childhood. I just like the ability to use nail polish without covering my fingertips!

  5. profile image35
    shikhagautamposted 10 years ago

    Personally i like short (not extremely short) neat nails, which you can make look cute with nail polish.They're easier to manage and look clean .I used to grow out my nails but I would accidentally scratch people, which wasn't good.

  6. Cardia profile image76
    Cardiaposted 10 years ago

    When I was younger, I used to bite my nails. Not to the point of permanent damage, but they were always short. For the past few years I've been trying to keep them at a nice length (just over my fingertips), and I quite like how they look.
    However I don't keep them too long because I'm always doing something with my hands (drawing, painting, cleaning, playing guitar and piano etc.) and long nails can become a burden then.

    1. sparkleyfinger profile image85
      sparkleyfingerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      same! being creative is always a strain for a manicure tongue

  7. Steve Burgess profile image56
    Steve Burgessposted 10 years ago

    I have short nails and i liked it. Earlier i have seen my so many friends having longer nails and it looks so pretty also when they maintain them beautifully. If you care properly your nails like cleaning them properly making beautiful art then its good to be long nails otherwise go for short nails specially for the hygiene point of view as many dirt particles which can't be easily visible through naked eyes are capture through our nails and they give sometime infections also.

    1. profile image35
      shikhagautamposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      if you see hygiene then short nail is best. normally i have seen many people naila are big and dirty

    2. sparkleyfinger profile image85
      sparkleyfingerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I know what you mean! Luckily, I am a clean freak, so my nails are always spotless!

  8. Jasmeetk profile image80
    Jasmeetkposted 10 years ago

    I do prefer long nails because they can illustrate my nail art very well. Anyhow, long nails start paining as well. So, I do cut my nails after sometime. Touchwood my nail growth is very good. big_smile

    1. sparkleyfinger profile image85
      sparkleyfingerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks! Yeah, I'm still trimming mine down now and then... Usually when they get so long to start snapping themselves. I'm loving all the nail art options I have now!


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