We all want that feeling of satisfaction when somebody asks ‘are those nails real?’ ... however the process of growing your nails and keeping them long can be tough.

Natural Gel and SNS nails are becoming more popular than extensions, so why not try our tips to see if you can keep those nails naturally long for your Nail Technician.

Cuticle Oils

Hydrated and healthy nails are key to promoting growth and to keep your nails looking their best. Cuticle oil helps to hydrate the cuticle as well as the nail bed so this is an important step in your nail care routine. Also avoid cutting your cuticles yourself (yes, we know the nail shop does this - they are professionally trained!) however your cuticles act as a barrier for any bacteria entering your nail.


Brittle nails are often due to the fact that you aren’t getting enough vitamins into your body. Vitamin B, Folic Acid and Magnesium supplements are key to healthy nails. 


Only file your nail in one direction, not back and forth, to avoid breakage and try using a soft nail file instead of a hard one.

Natural Nail Polish

Most nail polishes are filled with toxins however it is becoming more popular now with Nail Brands to bring out ‘free from’ nail polishes which are super healthy for your nails!

Eat Healthy

A balanced diet helps your body in many ways especially your nail growth. By getting your daily dose of fruit and vegetables as well as fibre, healthy fats and protein you will be well on your way to healthy nails. Also remember to keep hydrated!

Use a Keratin Strengthener

Keratin is the best strengthener on the market for your nails as it helps to keep your nails strong but also flexible to avoid any breakage. There are so many types of strengtheners on the market however be aware of what you are choosing as some can make your nails so strong that they break off.

Wear rubber gloves

Ever noticed that your nails become weak after you have finished your spring clean? Wearing rubber gloves whilst washing dishes, cleaning and using chemicals can help to protect your nails.

Get regular Manicures

Manicures are a great way to remove any roughness, hangnails, dry cuticles etc. that may be putting your nails in a bad condition. A Nail Technician will be able to treat your nails correctly with a professional manicure, get booking an appointment now!

Obviously with more active hands your nails will be more likely to break however don’t stop your daily routine to save your nails... If you incorporate these tips you will see a significant change in your nail growth and strength that your Nail Technician will thank you for!

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AMB Beauty