I don’t bite my nails, and I take a bunch of great supplements, but for years, my nails basically didn’t grow at all. Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration—they did grow but only to a little way past the tip of my finger before they’d then break off. I dabbled in acrylics, but that left them feeling weaker than when I started, so honestly, I was stumped. Manicurists would always tell me that I had great nail beds, but while well-meaning, their compliments felt a little redundant if the lengths of my nails were brittle and weak.
Thankfully, one of the perks of my job is that I’m able to chat with experts at the top of their trade, and after explaining my concerns to a few nail pros, I suddenly found myself in receipt of a plethora of amazing tips and product recommendations for healthy nails. I implemented some of the advice into my nailcare routine, and my nails have never looked or felt so healthy.