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 DragnHeart (original poster Member #32122) posted at 5:59 PM on Monday, September 13th, 2021

I have always been a nail biter. I would go through periods when i didnt bite them and they would grow out nicely then back id go to biting.

Well i dont do it anymore. Thus my nails have been growing out but they keep breaking.

Now i have to say i have NO idea how anyone wears fake long ass nails or grows out nature ones. I cant type on my phone, i end up scratching myself all the time...i get them caught on stuff.

I just broke the nail on my left baby finger. Man that shit hurt!

My thumb nails are nice and thick and dont bend but all my finger nails are thin and bend easily.

Is there a supplement i should be taking, a polish i should put on etc to help them not break?

TIA grin

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Catwoman ( Member #1330) posted at 6:35 PM on Monday, September 13th, 2021

After I went through chemotherapy in 2015, I started on a regimen of Biotin and B-complex. I have very brittle nails, and I will say it helps. But you have to be consistent with it. I take 5000 mg of Biotin daily for hair and nails.

My hair grew back in . . . curly! My oncologist says they call it the chemo curl, and it's very normal. It didn't last long, though.

A good balanced diet is also effective for nails and hair.

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EllieKMAS ( Member #68900) posted at 6:47 PM on Monday, September 13th, 2021

Folic acid is good for hair and nail growth.

Also, I use OPI Nail Envy and I swear by it - my nails are really bendy/breaky too, and that has helped me a lot with my overall nail strength.

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 DragnHeart (original poster Member #32122) posted at 6:59 PM on Monday, September 13th, 2021

Thank you ladies grin

I guess i should really be on a multivitamin. I would like to think i have a decent diet. Very little red meat,lots of fruits and veggies, drinking mainly water.

Its weird how my thumb nails can be so strong (like i use them as screwdrivers lol) but the rest of the nails are so bendy.

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