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Best Foods for Nails and Hair

I have started paying extra attention to my nails and hair, and they are both looking great! It just proves that what you focus on will definitely thrive.  My hair was in a terrible shape some years ago. Chemicals damaged my hair badly, and it was weak and dull. I decided to grow my hair natural and I am thankful I made that decision. It took a few years to get my hair looking good again. I tried various products and tricks to bring my hair back to life and I finally found a hair routine that works great for my hair. My hair is now growing like weed and I now able to wear my natural hair in different ways. My nails were also very weak and brittle, but that is no longer the case. Having a good diet does help the nails and help grow healthy and strong. Here are some of the best foods for nails and hair.

Best Foods for Nails

Our nails need calcium and silicon. These can be found in diary products but also in eggs, oats, sardines, sesame seeds and nuts. Ginger, gingko biloba and garlic also help in circulation, which in turn helps the nails stay healthy and look beautiful. The white flecks on the nails are caused by zinc deficiency. You can top up your zinc with oysters. A zinc multivitamin will also help your nails and overall health. Drinking water helps keep the nails from drying out, so keep drinking the recommended amount of water everyday.

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Best Foods for Hair

Our hair is one of the first parts of our body to show a nutrient deficiency. If you want your hair looking healthy and shiny, you have to ensure your diet is balanced. For hair growth, Iron is what you need the most. You can get this from dark green vegetables, red meat, dried fruit and the likes. Omega 3 essential fatty acids foods like flax seeds, almonds and oily fish are also great for helping the hair grow strong and healthy. Water is also very important when it comes to healthy hair. Drinking the recommended amount of water everyday will help the hair stay glossy and grow like weed.

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What do you think of these Best Foods for Nails and Hair? Did any on the list surprise you? Please sound off in the comments section below, let’s chat. Thanks for stopping by.

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How to do a professional manicure step by step

Having a manicure is a great way to treat yourself and your nails. There’s the right way to manicure as well as the lazy way. To get your nails looking great, you should ensure you follow the professional manicure steps. There are no shortcuts when it comes to beauty and skincare. You have to follow the necessary steps to achieve the look you are going for.

 

How to do a professional manicure step by step

 

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The first thing to do is to remove the old nail polish.

Never be tempted not to. The best way to remove your old polish is with a cotton pad soaked in nail polish remover. This works best when you hold the stacked cotton pad over the nail for a minute so it absorbs the polish before wiping it off. This also ensure you wipe off your nail polish neatly without it spilling over to the sides of the nail.

 

Apply Cuticle Cream

Once the old nail polish is off, you should apply cuticle cream. This does wonders for your nails, especially when you lay your hands on the right one.

 

Shape the Nails

You should shape the nails using a nail file. Only use a scissors if you want to really reduce the length of the nails. Best to share with a nail file from edge to centre at an angle. File the tip downwards by holding the nail file vertically.

 

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Buff and Colour

A good buffing of the nails is your next step, then colour. A base coat, 2 coats of colour and a top coat work great if you have the time. Most times, I just buff and apply a clear polish, and I am good to go. It all depends on the look you are going for. Also, it is best to paint from bottom to top vertically and make sure you are using good quality nail polishes to achieve the desired results.

I am not a fan of the quick nail polish drying method, I like to put my foot up and do nothing for a few minutes after painting my nails. However, if I need to do something with my hands, I wait until my nails are touch dry and then I run a cold water tap over them for a few seconds. This method helps the nails dry a lot quicker.

 

Do you have any professional manicure tips to share? Please sound off in the comments section, let’s hear all about your tried and tested nail care tip.

 

Six Natural Nail Tips for Beautiful Nails

I love showing off my natural nails in the spring/summer months. It is a season that puts me in the mood for a good manicure and pedicure. That could be because we get to show off extra skin this season, and our nails just have to look the part. I am not really a fan of artificial nails anymore. Sometimes I have them on but very rarely. Which is why I like to pay special attention to my natural nails. I am for all things natural now; so natural hair, nails and the works.

 

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If you are interested in caring for your nails this season, you may find these natural nail tips very useful.

 

Keep your nails short

Naturally long nails may look good from a distance but they are hellish to have on. Long nails are a hindrance to quality life. They make simple task like opening drawers and dealing which is why I always make sure my nails are short. Long nails only look good for a bit before they become weak and start to break.

 

Massage your natural nails with oil

Massaging your natural nails with oil helps your nails stay healthy. Coconut oil or olive oil works well in moisturising your natural nails, so try to do this as frequently as possible. Investing in a good hand cream also helps the nails look good and stay moisturised.

 

File your nails every week

You should try to file your natural nails once a week with a fine emery board to keep the edges from splitting. Using a coarse board or a steel file will be too harsh for your nails.

 

 

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Exfoliate your hands

Apart from massaging your nails with oil, you should also exfoliate your hands. You can use household remedies like salt and vaseline, and lemon juice mixed with vegetable oil to get rid of dirts an stains.

 

Moisturise overnight

The fastest way to moisturise your hands and nails is to apply a good nourishing moisturiser all over the hands. Then slip your moisturised hands into a pair of disposable gloves and leave overnight.

 

Use natural products

Like most products, the more natural they are the better. So it makes sense to try to use as many natural products as possible. Your hands will thank you for it.

 

What di you think of these six natural nail tips? Do you have any tips to share? Please share in the comments section.

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