There is nothing more heartbreaking than a broken nail — it's one of the worst nightmares. No matter how good a diet you follow or how much you care for your hands and nails, sometimes it feels like nail breakage is inevitable. But is that true?
Recently, we discovered that the shape of your nail can also determine whether it’s prone to breakage. On further research, it turned out to be somewhat true. So, we decided to investigate further and here’s what we found.
Which nail shape breaks easily?
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While square and coffin shaped nails offer a wide canvas to create a beautiful nail art design, you will be surprised to know that they are the ones that are most prone to breakage. Oval or squoval nails, on the other hand, are your best bet; they offer a wide canvas for you to let your creativity run wild and are far more stronger than the other nail shapes. Pssst… squoval nails are the most universally flattering nail shape.
What’s the solution?
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The next time you go to get your nails done at the salon, simply ask for a squoval nail shape or show them a picture for more clarity. If you prefer shaping your nails at home, cut them straight and then gently soften the edges and give them a round shape using a nail file.
Having said that, you should also know that if the health of your nails are poor i.e if they are brittle, it is best to keep them short until they become healthy. Apply cuticle oil and massage it every night on your cuticles before going to sleep. Wear gloves while doing household chores to prevent your nails from chipping and getting damaged.