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December 9, 2022

Growing Strong Nails: How To Improve Your Nail Strength and Grow Nails Faster

5 mins to read By Chloe de Lullington nails

There are few feelings more annoying than a set of freshly manicured nails chipping, or a nail breaking before a special event - and we absolutely get it! Read on for all you need to know about getting long, strong nails you can really feel proud of!

There are few feelings more annoying than a set of freshly manicured nails chipping, or a nail breaking before a special event - and we absolutely get it!

Having weak and brittle nails is a real beauty burden, and as we approach the new year, one of your new year's resolutions may be have some nice, glossy nails.

Read on to find out all you need to know about getting your nails stronger, thicker, and all round better!

How to make your nails stronger

Getting a set of acrylics or gel nails might look cute in the short term, but reliance on them can unfortunately damage and weaken the condition of your natural nail beds through the use of glue, thick polishes, and chemicals. Because of this, your nails may suffer from breakage and peeling, as well as a slower growth rate. So step one to getting thicker, stronger nails: take a break from the nail treatments.

It’s not just manicures that can cause weak nails, but our overall health too - our diet can have a real impact. Plus, ageing plays a part, too. The older we get, our bodies' natural collagen levels begin to decline and so the look and feel of our nails can suffer. This is because collagen is the main protein in our body responsible for the overall condition of our skin, hair and nails so we need it in abundance to ensure all these areas stay looking their absolute best.

Here at Absolute Collagen we’ve nailed (see what we did there!) the formula to an award-winning collagen drink that could transform your nails from brittle to beautiful in no time. Specifically it is Type 1 collagen, as the most abundant type of collagen in the body, that is needed to support your nails - and luckily our Absolute Collagen drink is packed to the brim with this star ingredient!

Collagen contains the essential amino acids that are needed to form keratin - the stuff your nails (and also your hair) are made of, so supplementing your natural collagen levels is a great way to get your nails looking tip-top.

Each 10ml sachet of Absolute Collagen contains a mighty 8000mg of premium Type 1 marine collagen and Vitamin C to help promote and support nail growth - and we just love hearing from our Absoluters who have got their confidence back with gorgeous, glossy nails they can truly be proud of!

How fast do nails grow?

On average our fingernails grow at 3.47mm a month which equates to 0.1mm a day - so it’s a slow process! Our toenails grow at an even slower rate, around 1.62mm per month.

There are lots of reasons you might want to grow your nails faster, as it can be a real confidence boost to have gorgeous long nails (especially for special occasions and summer snapshots!) but there’s also a lot of misinformation out there. We’re here to help!

How to grow nails faster

We all know the annoying feeling of needing our nails to grow to a certain length for an important event, but they’re just not growing fast enough. So, how to make nails grow faster?

The bad news is that there is no magical way to make nails grow faster - but the good news is that there are several simple ways to support nail growth and health over the long term, and you don’t need lots of expensive nail products and potions, either.

Foods to make nails grow faster

As we mentioned, diet plays a big part in nail condition, so let’s start here.

Biotin is an essential B vitamin (also called Vitamin B7) and can potentially help with nail growth, so consider adding biotin-rich foods into your diet. There’s lots to choose from, including egg yolks and liver - or, for the vegetarian and vegan diet, there’s sweet potatoes, mushrooms, bananas, broccoli, and everyone’s favourite brunch food, the avocado.

And perhaps it goes without saying (but we’re going to say it anyway!) that as part of a healthy diet you should stay hydrated, avoid excessive refined sugar and alcohol, and take a daily dose of Absolute Collagen!

A drop in collagen levels can play havoc with your nails - but boosting your collagen with a daily dose of Absolute Collagen is a great way to get your nails looking and feeling gorgeous once more. Everyone’s collagen journey differs when it comes to seeing results, but our Absolute Collagen supplement goes first to the areas in the body where it is most needed - so if it’s your nails that are most in need of a collagen boost, the collagen will directly target this area and you’ll begin to see results.

Gentle products to help nails grow faster

When it comes to nail care, not all products are created equal. Some nail polish removers can be incredibly harsh on your nails, leading to splitting and breaking. Avoid nail polish removers that have a high concentration of acetone, as this can really dry out and damage fragile nails.

And when it comes to nail polish itself, again there are gentler formulations available that have been specifically created to avoid using harsh chemicals. Look out for ‘free from’ formulations, which are available at all price points from lots of different brands.

So why not take a break from the expensive trips to the nail salon and switch out the acrylics for the AC? Subscribe and become an Absoluter today - what results will you see first?

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