Stop biting your nails

Nail-biting is a common habit, and many of us don’t realize we’re biting our nails. But doing so can lead to uneven regrowth. Common remedies involve bitter-tasting nail coatings and cutting nails short to make them more difficult to bite, but if you’ve been doing it for years, even this may not be enough to break the cycle. Try replacing your nail-biting habit with something else, whether this means doodling or carrying something else to fiddle with when you’re nervous. And ask your friends and colleagues to give you a little nudge when they notice you doing it.

Use cuticle oil

If you wear nail polish a lot, or your hands are exposed to water or detergents frequently, you may find your nails becoming dry and breaking more easily. A good cuticle oil can help prevent your nails from drying out. Try Nailtural vegan cuticle oil [link]. It’s enriched with almond oil and natural ingredients, to nourish dry nails and prevent flaking.

Never pick your nail polish

We’ve all been there. You’re out and about, and that first little chip in your nail colour appears. Even though you know you shouldn’t pick, that little loose flake taunts you until you peel it off. But picking your nail polish is a sure-fire way to damage the first layer of your nail, leaving it prone to breakage. Aside from channeling all your will power, it may help to keep your nail polish remover stocked up and close to hand.

Beware using too much acetone

Acetone is a common ingredient in nail polish remover. Using acetone-based nail polish remover frequently can strip your nails of moisture, leaving them dull and weak. Have you tried Nailtural’s natural, acetone-free nail polish remover [link]? It’s enriched with vegetable and soy extracts so it’s gentle on your nails but tough on your nail polish. It’s also vegan, cruelty-free and uses sustainably-sourced ingredients.

Nourish your nails from within

We’ve all heard the phrase you are what you eat, but did you know your diet could help you grow stronger, healthier nails? Vitamin E-rich foods like nuts, seeds, green leafy vegetables and soy can all contribute to good nail health. Similarly, whole-grain cereals, and fruits like bananas, apricots and mangoes are rich in nutrients that promote healthy nail growth.

Use a nail strengthener

A good nail strengthener can help bond splits and help you grow your nails for longer. This can be worn on its own, or as a base coat applied beneath your nail polish. Why not try Nailtural’s natural nail strengthener [link]? Like all our products, it is 100% vegan, made of natural ingredients such as potato, beet and cassava.