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How Long Does it Take For a Toenail to Grow Back?
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May 01, 2023

Toenails may seem insignificant, that is until you’ve had the misfortune of losing one. 

It turns out, our nails are pretty important for protecting the tips of our fingers and toes which means missing a toenail can make walking, jogging, or other activities on your feet pretty uncomfortable for a while.

Unfortunately, they take their time growing back. 

In fact, toenails take 2-3 times longer to regrow compared to fingernails, about 1.62mm per month compared to 3.47mm for fingernails. 

The rate at which it grows back also may depend on the reason it was lost in the first place [1].  

How Long Does it Take For a Toenail to Grow Back?

After Trimming 

If you are simply engaging in standard hygienic trimming practices with your toenails, you will likely notice them to grow back at a faster rate than if an injury or fungus is involved. 

Toenails typically grow at a rate of 1.62mm per month, which is a little less than the standard thickness of a single grain of rice (1.82mm). 

If you keep up with your trimming, you may only need to do it once every month [2].

After Injury

Trauma resulting in a loss of the nail takes the longest to regrow. An example of this would be if you dropped something on your toe or stubbed your toe, causing the nail to detach from the nail bed. 

This may cause it to turn black and eventually fall off for a new nail to grow in its place. In this case, it could take your toenail 6 months to up to 2 years to grow back fully [3].

After Removal for Medical issues

If you lost your toenail because it had to be medically removed, which can occur in instances of chronic ingrown toenails, it will also take a lengthy amount of time to grow back to its original state.  

In these cases, it may take up to 18 months to grow back completely [3]. 

If you’ve recently lost a toenail, don’t fret. Although it will be unpleasant for a while, there are some things you can do in the meantime to help support faster nail growth. 

How Long Do Toenails Grow in a Week?

From research, we know that nails grow an average of 1.62mm per month. This means they should be growing at a rate of about 0.41mm per week. 

To give you a visual, this is close to the thickness of a piece of lead from a mechanical pencil which is around 0.5mm thick).

Factors That Can Affect Regrowth of Toenails

There are many factors that can affect the regrowth of toenails, including the strength and health of the nail itself, such as collagen levels, keratin levels, and adequate intake of certain vitamins. 

Nails also grow slower in colder weather, likely due to slower circulation and growth slows as we age. 

Collagen

Collagen is an essential protein for the structure of our hair, skin, and nails. We produce less collagen as we age which can result in brittle, slow-growing nails. 

Although there are food sources of collagen, supplemental collagen is the only type that has been associated with increased collagen levels and boosting the strength and growth rate of nails. 

In fact, it is estimated that we begin producing less collagen as early as our 30s. Although collagen loss as we age is difficult to avoid, certain lifestyle factors can speed up losses, including smoking, and poor diet.

Keratin

Your nails, as well as your hair and skin, are made from cells formed by the fibrous protein keratin. Like collagen, our keratin levels decrease as we age.

It’s believed that coating your nails with keratin or taking an oral keratin supplement may help improve nail strength but more research is still needed on this. 

Keratin levels can also be affected by a poor diet that is lacking in adequate protein or certain vitamins such as biotin [4].

If you aren’t sure if you are producing enough keratin, choosing a nutrient-rich diet may be more effective than keratin supplementation. Healthy nails grow faster than brittle, cracked, or diseased nails.

Biotin

Biotin is a B vitamin that is essential for the production of proteins needed for nail growth. 

Several smaller studies support biotin supplementation for the growth and strength of nails however, results may be better for those who have lower levels of biotin in their diet [5, 6]. 

Biotin deficiency is rare and although research available on this is promising, larger trials are needed to determine the effects of biotin supplementation on nail growth and strength in human studies. 

A biotin-rich diet may be more effective.

What Can I Do to Make My Toenails Grow Back Faster?

If you lost a toenail and are hoping to speed up recovery, there are a few things you can do to speed up the process. 

Although there is no proven method to make your nails grow faster, taking supplements such as collagen, consuming a nutrient-rich diet, and practicing good hygiene and grooming can go a long way.  

A supplement like our Ella Beauty vanilla collagen powder includes not just collagen but also vitamin C, antioxidants, and your 100% daily dose of biotin to support the best health and growth for your nails (as well as skin and hair) [7].

Although supplements can help, especially in the case of collagen, a nutrient-rich diet is always the best place to start.

Be sure to get in adequate protein to support collagen and keratin production. 

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, individuals should aim to consume at least 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight (about 0.35 grams per pound per day) [8].

Additionally, practicing good hygiene and grooming are essential to nail care. This can avoid conditions such as fungus or ingrown toenails, as well as potential toenail loss from unclipped nails and/or ill-fitting shoes. 

What to Do if You Lose a Toenail?

If you have lost a toenail from trauma, be sure to clean the area well. Wrap it up with antibiotic ointment to keep it clean, especially when wearing closed-toe shoes. 

If the nail is ripped or broken off in pieces, be sure to trim what is left of the existing nail to avoid an ingrown toenail or trauma to the surrounding tissue. If you are having pain in your toe you can elevate it to help reduce blood flow from pooling in that area and causing swelling. 

It’s best to see a doctor or healthcare professional if you lose a toenail to ensure it is being cleaned and treated correctly to avoid infection. This is especially important if you have a history of diabetes.

Will My Big Toenail Grow Back?

In most cases, your big toenail will grow back. If it was healthy prior to being lost, it should return to its normal appearance once it regrows; however, it might take some time. 

If you have any concerns about the regrowth or health of your toenails, consider meeting with a Podiatrist in your area for an evaluation.  

Bottom Line on Toenail Growth

Lost toenails can be paid. Toenails take 2-3 times longer to regrow compared to fingernails, however, taking a collagen supplement, consuming a nutrient-rich diet, and practicing good grooming and hygiene can help boost nail growth. 

If you lose a toenail due to trauma, be sure to clean it and wrap it properly to avoid infection and it will likely grow back to its normal state in time. 

Seek advice from a Podiatrist or healthcare practitioner if you have any concerns regarding the loss of your toenail.

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What Happens When You Lose A Toenail? – My FootDr

So you’ve lost – or are well on the way to losing your toenail. It’s likely your big toe, though any toenail can come loose, and it likely pops to the forefront of your mind anytime you put on or take off socks and shoes because you’re worried that whatever is left may catch on the fabric and be painfully ripped off. Sound familiar?

As loose toenails bring with them a myriad of questions including:

  • Will my nail grow back?
  • Will my nail look normal?
  • Why has it fallen off?
  • Why does my nail look so white now?

… your My FootDr podiatry team has given you the low-down on losing toenails, why it happens, and what you can expect going forwards.

Why Toenails Fall Off

First thing’s first. The #1 cause for nails falling off or becoming loose is trauma. This may look like dropping something heavy on your toenail, stubbing your toe, your big dog jumping on your toe – you name it. If you’re a skier or snowboarder, you might have a loose nail regularly from tight (but necessary) boots on the slopes. Sometimes, it can be as simple as not trimming a long toenail and spending a whole day on your feet, with the nail constantly pressing firmly against the end of the shoe.

Regardless of the cause, the end result is the same: damage to the nail and likely bleeding beneath the nail too. If your nails are painted then you may not realise, but many people will develop a black/purple spot beneath their nail – or across the entire nail. This is dried blood beneath your toenail. Unless it’s at the very tip of the nail, it’s likely that you won’t be able to clean the area until your nail grows out. Thankfully, if you can’t reach the dried blood to clean it, neither can any bacteria or other nasties, so in most cases, you don’t need to worry about infection or anything sinister.

What the dried blood does do is fill the space between the nail itself and your nail bed, otherwise known as the pink skin beneath the nail. As the two layers are now separated, there is nothing holding the skin to the nail in that area any longer. Hence, it becomes much easier for toenails to fall off – and eventually, as the nails continue to grow, they most likely will as they’re no longer ‘attached’ like they used to be.

Other causes of nails becoming loose and detaching can include:

  • Fungal nail infections
  • Nail thickening (onychauxis)
  • Psoriasis
  • As a side effect of medical treatments like chemotherapy

My Nail Has Been Loose For A While. When Will It Fall Off?

This really depends on the cause for it becoming loose, how severe it is, and where the damage to the nail originally occurred. For example, if you had some bleeding right at the base of the nail, it may take weeks or months for it to fall off – if it does at all. But if you had severe damage and your entire nail is currently black, it may only take days or weeks.

Will The Nail Grow Back?

In the majority of people we see, yes they do – but here’s what you should know. Anytime we grow new nail, it is produced by nail-growing cells in the nail root, found deep beyond our cuticles. They’re made of a protein called keratin, and it’s a constant process of the new nail pushing out the older nail at the tips, and hence our nails growing longer.

As long as there’s nothing interfering with the nail-growing cells and this process, then you can and will grow new nail. But, if you dropped a bowling ball onto your foot or burnt your toes and have subsequently damaged the cells to the point that they can no longer grow new nail, then it may not grow back.

Interestingly, some people choose to have their toenails completely removed and the nail-growing cells destroyed using an acidic substance if they have longstanding problems with their nails and decide they no longer wish to put up with the hassle and discomfort. So yes, it’s very possible for your toes to no longer grow nail, though we don’t see this occurring naturally too often.

Will The New Nail Look Normal?

This is quite similar to the previous question. As long as the nail-growing cells are healthy and your body is producing everything it needs to grow the nail, then it’ll grow back and very likely have a normal appearance. If there’s a problem with the toe, the nail growing cells have been partially damaged, or something like a fungal nail infection or other problem is present, then the nail may grow back distorted. 

It’s really a case-by-case situation and it depends very much on your personal history. But if you’ve just stubbed your toe or worn tight shoes or sports boots, then it’s likely it’ll grow back normal.

Why is part of my nail so white now, instead of pink?

The reason our nails have that nice pink colour is because of the tiny blood vessels that feed the nail bed directly beneath your nail. When the nail exceeds the nail bed at the tips of the nail, it appears white. The same is true if part of your nail is now white – the nail has separated from the nail bed, and so now appears white instead of pink.

Be careful if this is the case – dirt and bacteria can get trapped in this newly formed ‘cave’ between the nail and nail bed, putting you at risk of infection. To help, you can wash and dry thoroughly in this area or cut the nail back accordingly, being careful not to go too far.

Worried About Your Nail?

If you’re worried about your toenails, something doesn’t look or feel right, or you’re experiencing any unexpected pain or discomfort, your local My FootDr podiatrists are here to help. 

If your toenail is loose but hasn’t fallen off yet, here are a few tips on how to look after the nail:

  • Try to keep the edges of the nail as smooth as possible using a nail file to stop them catching on the edges of shoes and socks
  • Keep a simple dressing over the toe to reduce irritation to the area
  • Avoid tight, narrow footwear that put pressure on the nail
  • If there’s a risk of infection, monitor your nail closely, apply antiseptic as needed, and use warm salty water to help reduce the infection risk
  • If your nail is painful, bleeding, or there is any other cause for concern, always see your podiatrist immediately. Especially if you have medical conditions that affect your circulation or increase your infection risk like diabetes

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How to Grow Your Nails: 5 Expert Tips

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January 15, 2022

Growing nails is a whole range of procedures, including hand care, proper nutrition and following certain rules in everyday life

Nails begin to grow even before a person is born, and are continuously renewed throughout life . Each one grows at its own rate. There are different ways to speed up the growth of nails. It is important that the nails are not only long, but also healthy – smooth, hard, without dents, grooves – and of a uniform color.

  • How fast nails grow
  • How to grow nails: 5 tips
  • How to strengthen nails
  • How to grow nails after an injury
  • What to do after infection
  • How not to break your nails

Experts in this article:

Natalia Shchepleva, mycologist, dermatologist, podiatrist at SM-Clinic;

Victoria Kramarenko, manicure master, champion, laureate of international competitions

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How Fast Nails Grow

Nails grow from a small pocket under the skin called the matrix. It constantly produces new cells, which, accumulating, push the old ones out – this is how the nail plate grows. The visible part of the matrix is ​​the lunula, a crescent-shaped light area at the base. The cuticle protects the matrix from microbes and infections [1]. The part that is treated during manicure and pedicure is called the free edge.

Nail growth rate is individual. In children, they grow faster than in the elderly. The growth rate depends on the intake of various drugs (for example, antifungal drugs) and concomitant diseases, says Natalia Shchepleva, mycologist, dermatologist, podiatrist at the SM Clinic.

On average, nails grow 0.1 mm per day, or 3 mm per month. Completely on the hands, they are updated in about 6 months, on the legs it takes from a year to a year and a half. Nails grow back more slowly in people who are immunocompromised, malnourished, or have an acute infection [2].

Here are some more facts about nail growth:

  • nails grow faster on the thumbs and on the working hand – right or left in left-handers;
  • nails grow faster during the day and summer;
  • Nail growth slows down with age.

Human nails are made up of many layers of a hard protein called keratin. Between them are layers of fat and water, which give them elasticity and shine

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How to grow nails: 5 expert tips

Growth consists of several stages: preparation, care and compliance with certain rules. On the advice of Victoria Kramarenko, manicure master, laureate of international competitions in nail aesthetics, the following steps should be followed:

  1. Remove the old varnish. If the nails had a resistant coating (for example, Shellac), then the procedure is carried out in the salon. Removing such varnishes at home is fraught with damage to the nail plate, and this will affect the growth and strength of the nails. After washing off the usual varnish, for example, with acetone, you can apply a strengthening cuticle oil and vitamin E.
  2. Get a hygienic manicure. So you give your nails the desired shape, remove excess cuticles and prepare your nails for further tonic procedures. It is better to repeat it once every two weeks.
  3. Take care of your cuticles. You can massage the matrix zone at home in the morning, afternoon and evening. Use a special oil that is applied to the cuticle, and then rubbed with massaging movements, including into the nail. From such a massage, the blood circulates faster and the nail grows faster.
  4. Prepare nutrient baths. At home, you can use warm nail baths with sea salt. Dilute a small amount of salt in warm water and soak your nails in it for 10 minutes. You can do this bath once a week. Additionally, the intake of vitamin complexes containing omega-3 and calcium will stimulate growth.
  5. Watch what you do with your hands. So that your nails grow and do not break, give up bad habits. Do not use them as tools, such as unclenching a ring on a keychain or removing a thick sticker on goods, etc. Wear gloves when washing dishes, washing floors, and when handling household chemicals.

How to strengthen nails

Long nails are not always healthy. They are brittle, thin, with transverse or longitudinal corruption. All this may indicate a deficiency of vitamins or concomitant diseases, says mycologist Shchepleva. Other reasons include improper care, mechanical injuries, frequent coatings or extensions.

To strengthen nails, Dr. Shchepleva recommends using topical preparations that contain collagen: for example, serums. In addition, it is worth regularly applying moisturizers and avoiding anything that destroys the nail plates. In particular, household detergents or alcohol antiseptics.

According to the doctor, biotin, vitamin D3 and zinc are considered effective among systemic preparations. They are selected together with the doctor, taking into account the dosage and concomitant diseases, the expert recalls.

Many vitamins and microelements useful for nails are also found in food. Here are their main sources.

  • Legumes, whole grains, dairy products, pork and salmon, broccoli, avocados, yeast and products containing biotin.
  • Mushrooms, orange juice, cheese, fish oil, kefir are sources of vitamin D3. It is especially abundant in cod liver oil.
  • Oysters, beef, wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, lentils and spinach will help replenish zinc.
  • Egg whites, bone broth, gelatin, chicken, beef and seafood in the diet will support the necessary level of collagen in the body.

How to grow nails after an injury

Injuries to the nail plates are different. If this is a blow and a subungual hematoma has formed, then the nail plate will most likely move away from the bed.

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In this case, says Natalya Shchepleva, it is worth removing the detached part with the help of a device so that a cavity does not form, into which the infection will get. If there was a serious injury, which was complicated by inflammation of the finger, you need to see a doctor as soon as possible.

What to do after an infection

Restorative procedures begin already in the process of treating the fungus. The cure for the infection is considered achieved when the nail plate has completely grown healthy, the doctor says.

For this, all procedures aimed at nourishing and strengthening nails are applied. Among them are baths with sea salt, moisturizing and nourishing creams, serums with collagen, vitamins, taking into account their deficiency in the body. A nutritious diet is also provided.

How not to break your nails

There are a few general rules that the experts remind you of:

  • Use gloves when cleaning the house or other contact with household chemicals.
  • In the cold season, keep your hands warm and moisten them in very dry air (especially during the heating season).
  • Correctly choose the shape of the nail. Pointed nails are more brittle than oval or square nails.
  • Don’t go overboard with polishing with sanding files, so as not to deplete the platinum.
  • File the free edge in a front-to-back direction instead of one.
  • Trim wet nails, eg after a bath or toning baths.
  • Maintain nail hygiene to prevent the development of fungus and other infections.
  • Do not overcoat; if the nails are weak, keep the varnish for no more than three weeks.

How to grow your nails fast: effective remedies and life hacks

Do you want to know how to quickly grow your nails for a beautiful manicure? Then start with caring for the health of your nails! And we will share useful secrets to make nails strong, even and beautiful.

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Growing strong, long nails doesn’t have to cost a fortune on special treatments or products. We have compiled a detailed guide to the main tips on how to grow long nails at home.

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For those who urgently need long nails, an extension procedure has long been invented. But if you are ready to try a little for the sake of natural beauty, we tell you how to grow nails at home.

How to grow your fingernails: basic tips

Masks, expensive treatments and nail products are all good. But how to grow strong nails if finances do not allow? The best way to strengthen your nails and improve their condition (and therefore increase growth) is the right daily beauty routine. Scroll through the list and check yourself.

Wash hands regularly

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The first step is thorough hand and nail hygiene. It is important to wash your hands regularly with mild soap to prevent dirt from building up on your hands and under your nails. Such a simple measure will help increase the length of the nails and make them stronger.

Clean your nails

To prevent bacteria from growing on your hands, clean your nails at least once a day with soap and a soft-bristled toothbrush. A simple procedure will not only clean your hands and nails, but also remove particles of dead skin. And remember – no hard brushes if you want to grow healthy nails.

Use moisturizer

Every day! Some use it only because of the unpleasant feeling of dryness. It is not right. The skin of the hands and the nail bed need to be moisturized every day. Choose products with oils for regular care, and your hands will be satisfied. By the way, a fortified cream is a simple answer to the question of how to grow nails for a teenager or an adult. By nourishing the nail bed, you stimulate the growth of the nail plates.

Trim your nails

Another obvious tip is to trim your nails regularly. Even if you want to grow your nails in a week at home, do not neglect this point. Trimming nails will improve their condition, strengthen the nail plate and accelerate its growth in the future. This is how we take care of our hair.

Use only sharp nail scissors for trimming. Otherwise, you may damage your nails and cut them unevenly or break off.

Don’t touch the cuticles

Many manicurists cut the cuticles to the root. Do not do that. Do not remove the cuticle, because it works as a nail protection against harmful bacteria and possible infections. Next time, ask your stylist to simply push back the cuticle instead of cutting it. An unedged manicure has many advantages over a trimmed one: it allows you to both grow long nails and provide them with a well-groomed look.

Stop biting your nails

How to quickly grow your fingernails if you constantly bite them? Get rid of this bad habit immediately. During a bite, you damage the nail plate, which makes the nails brittle and weak. In addition, some studies show that contact with saliva damages nails. To minimize nervous biting, apply a special transparent varnish to your nails. Its bitter taste will discourage you from biting your nails for a long time.

Read also: From arthritis to herpes: 8 good reasons to stop biting your nails

File your nails

But do it properly and carefully. Drive the file slowly, keeping in one direction. Smooth out uneven edges that can damage the nail plate and break the nail.

Avoid toxic lacquers

Read the composition before using regular lacquer. Discard immediately if you see chemicals like formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, and toluene. Choose water-based varnishes. Of course, they are not so resistant, but they are the safest in composition. Sometimes this measure alone is enough to both grow and strengthen nails.

Stay away from gel and acrylic nails

Yes, it is much more convenient, but if you want to grow your nails fast at home, you will have to give up gel polish. During the acrylic procedure, the master uses liquid monomer and powder polymer to form a strong layer on natural nails. The harsh texture can damage nails and make them brittle. In turn, gel polish hardens only under the influence of ultraviolet light, which greatly dries out the skin of the hands.

Choose a natural nail polish remover

Harsh nail polish removers have a negative effect on the nail plate and cuticle. For regular use, choose products without the addition of acetone.

Use gloves when cleaning

Washing dishes or cleaning the apartment without gloves damages the skin of the hands and nails. Harsh chemicals in cleansers dry out skin and nails. How can you grow nails in such conditions? No way, so you have to worry about protecting your hands.

Drink water regularly

If your nails are peeling and constantly breaking, you may be suffering from dehydration. Drink 8-10 cups of water every day to improve your overall health. As a bonus, you will soon notice how easy it has become to grow your nails.

Read also: Save your nails! 9 signs that your master is doing a pedicure wrong

How to quickly grow nails at home: effective remedies

How to increase the length of the nail without acrylic? We suggest the most effective ways.

Vitamins

The main condition for beautiful hair and nails is a balanced diet with enough vitamins. Deficiency of nutrients causes brittleness, delamination and other troubles. Make sure that your diet contains foods containing these vitamins (if necessary, drink vitamin complexes):

  • Vitamin A is the main answer to the question of how to grow nails very quickly and easily. This growth vitamin is found in carrots, pumpkins, and bell peppers.
  • Vitamin B – helps to strengthen nails. Surely you noticed white stripes on the nail plate? They arise precisely because of a deficiency of B vitamins. To prevent this, eat apples, cabbage and other types of fresh green vegetables.
  • Vitamin C – responsible for the beautiful color and evenness of the nail plate. Add citrus fruits and berries to your diet.
  • Vitamin E – when it is lacking, the nails become dry and dull. You will find it in nuts, sprouts and vegetable oils.
  • Vitamin D – is responsible for the strength and normal absorption of calcium. To get this vitamin of the sun, go outside more often (don’t forget about SPF cream!)

Daily care

It is very important to take care of your hands in time, do a manicure, remove sharp corners and burrs. In addition, in the struggle for a beautiful manicure, a cream with vitamin E will help you, which should be applied to hands and nails twice a day. Another prerequisite is the choice of the right file, which will not damage the nail plate and will allow it to be shaped without disturbing the structure. Instead of a metal nail file, you should give preference to a softer plastic or plastic-paper one. If you do not constantly injure your nail plates, you will soon forget about fragility, so it will be much easier to grow nails.

Paraffin therapy

How to quickly grow fingernails? One of the effective ways is paraffin therapy in the salon or at home. At home, the easiest way to do it is with a paraffin mask. During the procedure, blood circulation improves, which stimulates the flow of oxygen to the nail plate. The effect will be noticeable very soon!

Nail Growth Baths

For example with sea salt. For this bath, you will need two glasses of water at room temperature, 15 grams of sea salt and a couple of drops of iodine. Prepare a solution, dip your fingertips into it for 10-15 minutes. Then wash your hands with warm water and apply a nourishing cream. You can repeat the procedure twice a week.

Nail Treatments

Don’t forget the nail growth and strengthening products available from many brands. These are not only coatings and serums, but also special gloves and caps for nail treatment. And if you are fond of gel polishes, periodically give your hands a rest without coating. So you can not only grow your nails, but also strengthen them.

Read also: How to use acrylic nail powder

How to grow nails at home: the best natural ways

Do you dream of trying on another trendy manicure, but your nails, as luck would have it, break and exfoliate? There is a way out – homemade masks based on oils or orange juice.

Pure natural oils

The main saviors of your nails are coconut and olive oils. They contain antifungal and nutritional components. Manicurists recommend using natural care oil, especially for owners of brittle and layered nails. If you have weak nails, add linseed oil to your nail routine to save them.

How to grow long nails with oil? The technique for using natural coconut or olive oil is very simple:
First, heat the oil in your palms, and then massage the product onto your cuticles with massage movements. In a week you will notice the first changes. You can alternate different types of oils. Whether it’s coconut, linen or olive, beautiful and strong nails are guaranteed. Just don’t forget about the allergy test. If the skin begins to peel or turns red after applying a natural remedy, stop using it immediately.

Salt baths

Strengthening your nails is just as important as growing your nails. A mini spa made from natural ingredients will help achieve both goals and nourish the cuticles with useful substances.

What you need:

  • A few pinches of salt
  • Water
  • A tablespoon of olive oil
  • A few drops of lemon juice

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  • Dissolve 3-4 pinches of salt in a bowl of water and add to the solution one tablespoon of olive oil and a few drops of lemon juice.

  • Soak your nails for 15 minutes once the salt has completely dissolved. After the procedure, apply a moisturizing hand cream. If the skin tingles a little, don’t worry – it should be so.

  • Hot tub

    You can find a huge number of requests on the Internet, like “help me grow my nails.” But not everyone knows that strong and beautiful natural nails are the result of time spent, not big money. A hot bath is one of the effective ways to heal the nail plate and hand skin. Try!

    What you need:

    • Olive oil
    • Lemon juice

    How to make a hot bath:

    1. Mix some olive oil and lemon juice in a bowl ke.

    2. Microwave the mixture to a comfortable warm temperature. The process will take no more than 10-15 seconds.

    3. Soak nails in mixture for 10 minutes.

    4. Repeat the hot bath for 2 days and you will notice the first changes.

    Orange juice and olive oil mask

    Another effective remedy is the orange juice and olive oil mask. You only need a slice of orange and a spoonful of oil to strengthen and grow your nails.

    How to make a mask:

    1. Rub the orange slice on your nails for about 1 minute.

    2. Squeeze the juice into a bowl and mix it with a spoonful of olive oil.

    3. Apply the mixture to your nails and wash off the mask after 5 minutes.

    4. After treatment, rinse your hands with water and apply a rich moisturizer.

    Coconut oil mask

    Don’t know how to grow your nails fast at home? The answer is – make masks from coconut oil. They will simultaneously improve the condition of the nail plate and the skin of the hands.

    What you need:
    Coconut oil only

    How to make a mask:

    1. Take a medium-sized bowl and pour coconut oil into it so that your nails are completely immersed.

    2. Leave your hands in the bowl for 30-60 minutes to nourish your nails and skin. Repeat the procedure 3 times a day for maximum effect.

    Shea Butter Treatment

    Shea Butter contains vitamins E and A, which nourish the skin around the cuticle and help nails grow. The oily texture keeps nails and cuticles hydrated and shiny all day long.

    What you need for the procedure:

    • Shea butter
    • Beauty gloves

    What to do:

    1. Apply a small amount of shea butter to cuticles and nails.

    2. Massage in and leave on for 30 minutes.

    3. After half an hour, put on gloves and leave the product for another 60 minutes. Additionally, you can gently tap your fingers on the table to improve blood circulation and activate nail growth.

    Coconut Oil Salt Mask

    Coconut oil works wonders. The nutrients in the composition moisturize the skin of the hands and cuticles, and the antifungal components block the reproduction of pathogenic fungi. Salt, in turn, mineralizes the nail plate and strengthens it. If you decide to start strengthening and growing your nails, then this mask will help you a lot.

    What you need:

    • Coconut oil
    • Spoon of salt

    How to make a mask:

    1. Pour a few tablespoons of coconut oil into a bowl and mix them with two tablespoons of salt.

    2. Soak your nails in the mixture for 30 minutes.

    Olive oil treatment

    Pay attention to the olive oil treatment. With the help of such care, you can both grow your nails and make them stronger and healthier.

    What you need:

    • Olive oil
    • Small bowl
    • Cosmetic gloves

    What to do:

    1. Pour 3 tablespoons of olive oil into a small bowl.

    2. Heat up the oil for 10-15 seconds.

    3. Rub warm oil into cuticles for 10 minutes.

    4. Put on gloves and keep them on for an hour. How to grow nails in 2-3 days . However, home procedures will still provide a couple of millimeters, and in addition, they will strengthen the nails.

      Red pepper mask is recommended for accelerated growth. Mix a teaspoon of hot pepper with the same amount of oily hand cream and a few drops of hot water. Apply the warm mixture to your nails and the skin around them and wait 15 minutes. After that, wash off the mask and wipe the nails with lemon juice. An indispensable recipe for those who want to learn how to grow long nails at home. Just keep in mind: the mixture should not get on the mucous membranes. If you feel a strong burning sensation, then immediately wash off the mask and do not use it again.

      How to grow nails in a week

      How to grow nails fast in a week? In addition to the previous tips, purchase nutritious nail products from the pharmacy. Such compositions contain vitamins and trace elements, due to which the growth of nails is accelerated. Additionally, do salt baths and smear nails at the base with iodine to stimulate blood circulation.