Happiness is: flaunting a set of freshly manicured nails. Sadness is: breaking one of those gorgeous nails and totally ruining your manicure in a matter of seconds. Ever happened to you? We feel you!

What happens next is worse - you cut all your nails and are back to short and dumpy nails (sigh). Growing your nails long and beautiful needs care, time and patience (a whole lot of it!). But worry not, we’ve got some tips and tricks up our sleeves that can help speed up the process.

Wanna know what they are? Scroll below to find out…

 

Lemon to the rescue

Lemon to the rescue

Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C which boosts growth and makes your nails stronger. Rubbing half a lemon on your nails daily keeps them from breaking, chipping and splitting and also whitens yellow nails. Cut a lemon in half, pour some olive oil on it and rub it on your nails for about 10 minutes every day. Wash off and moisturise.

 

Use a hand care cream

Use a hand care cream

Keeping your nails moisturised and treating them with the right ingredients and vitamins is the key to growing your nails faster and reducing breakage.

Drying agents like hand wash, soaps, dishwashers and environmental aggressors make your nails dry and prone to breakage. Use a hand cream that promises proper nail care like the Vaseline Intensive Care Healthy Hand Stronger Nails Hand Cream which has petroleum jelly in it that helps strengthen your nails and keeps them moisturised, inducing healthy growth.

 

Practice proper grooming habits

Practice proper grooming habits

Pampering your nails with some TLC and following the right nail care habits will help your nails grow faster. Just like you trim your hair for healthy and speedy growth, you need to trim your nails regularly too to avoid unnecessary breakage and damage to your nails. Also, file your nails, apply a base coat before applying nail paint and notice your nails grow super fast.