How to Make Your Nails Grow Faster: 5 Tips For Healthy, Strong Nails

Irina Reina
by Irina Reina
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5 Minutes

Nails grow naturally, so growing your nails is going to happen whether you do anything about it or not. But in this tutorial, I am going to show you how to make your nails grow faster! In fact, if you follow my technique for fast-growing nails, you will see results in just one week.

I’ll also give you some tips on how to keep your nails strong and stop them from breaking. If you can do just that, they’ll inevitably grow faster.

Tools and materials:

  • Healthy food
  • Water
  • Liquid gel vitamin E capsules
  • Acrylic powder or gel
Matrix of the nail

1. Massage your nails

Do you see that moon-shaped part of your nail, near the nail bed, that is a bit whiter than the rest of your nail? That is called the matrix of your nail and its health is very important for nail growth because it’s the point where new nail growth begins.

Massaging the moon-shaped part of the nail

To keep your nails healthy, gently massage the matrix as you go through your day. Don’t push too hard, just apply gentle pressure.

How to grow your nails fast

2. Eat healthy 

A healthy diet and good hydration impact just about every part of your health and that includes your nails.

Your nail matrix produces protein that, when combined with carbohydrates, brings on new nail growth. So, make sure you nourish your nails, along with your body, by eating a balanced diet.

Drinking water to keep nails from getting brittle

3. Stay hydrated

Don’t forget to drink plenty of water. Brittle nails break easily, and water will keep your nails from getting brittle.

Using vitamin E on nails

4. Give your nails vitamin E

Here is how you can get vitamin E directly to your nails. Get vitamin E capsules, which are usually just filled with vitamin E oil. Break open the capsule and massage the vitamin E oil right into your nails.

The vitamin E won’t only make your nails grow better; it will be great for the skin around your nails as well.

How to grow nails

Tip: you can also squeeze the vitamin E oil from your capsules into your hand cream before moisturizing your hands.

Adding a layer of acrylic powder over a base coat

5. Protect your nails with acrylic

This just might be the most important thing you can do to promote strong nails and nail growth.

If you go to a nail salon, request a layer of acrylic powder over your base coat, before drying your base coat under a UV lamp. 

How do you get your nails to grow longer

Can you see the little layer of pink on my nails? That is from the acrylic powder, which makes my nails much harder and stronger, and that makes them less likely to break.

If your nail salon doesn’t have acrylic powder, then ask them to apply a layer of acrylic gel before applying any nail color.

How to make your nails grow faster

How to make your nails grow faster

Are you ready to go from short nails to healthy, long ones? Follow the simple tips I’ve given you in this tutorial and then come back and leave a comment to let me know how amazed you are with the results!

I bet you’ll love the results in your general health as well as your nails!

Suggested materials:
  • Healthy food
  • Water
  • Liquid gel vitamin E capsules
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  • Bettye Johnson Bettye Johnson on Sep 10, 2022

    My nails did not grow that long in seven days more like a month. They are growing bust not that long , I'm gonna keep using the vitamin E it do help.

  • Lucy C Lucy C on Sep 11, 2022

    Folks! Remember everyone's different so it may take longer. If you follow her advise, eventually it will happen for you too. :)