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Old 08-15-2003, 06:14 PM
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Is it just me or does a BB diet make your nails grow like weeds? I can't keep mine short! As long as I have been eating this way, I have noticed that my hair and my nails grow incredibly fast! [img]/forum/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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Old 08-15-2003, 10:14 PM
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When I have mine done every 3 weeks they always have to be cut back because they grow so fast and I don't want that 'claw' look
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Old 08-15-2003, 11:37 PM
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Yes, protein, flax oil, and an overall good diet, makes your nails and hair grow faster.

I am almost starting to add haircuts to my monthly supplement expense! [img]/forum/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

Oh, I think fake nails look fine as long as there not too long. Just go to a good manicurists.
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Old 08-15-2003, 11:42 PM
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I'd say don't do it. Like Kristen said, when they put on the fake nails they sand the top layers of your nails off to where they are super thin. I've never had it done before but I can imagine how painful that would be.

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OUCH!!!!!! I have short nails n will always have short nails. I can't stand getting the tip scrape off walls or things when I do stuff. [img]/forum/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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Old 08-16-2003, 10:32 AM
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Well, here's my experience with fake nails.I did acrylics for a few years. What finally caused me to stop was when my own nail became so thin in split horizontal across the nail bed. I could stick my fingernail in the split right to the skin. I can't tell you how painful that was. After about a year, I decided to go with silk wraps. Much better than acrylic, but still a thinning of your own nail. I did silks for a long time too, but now am au natural!

One thing to consider is that even if you only put fakes on occasionally (as my step-daughter does for things like prom, homecoming, etc.), it still takes weeks and weeks for your own nail to look nice again once they come off.
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Old 08-16-2003, 02:58 PM
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Thanks for the advice ladies! I think I'm gonna take the plunge!
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Old 08-16-2003, 10:35 PM
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Elle,
I used to have fake nails when I was in high school. Actually it was acrylic over my own nails - i had a job that had my hands in water a lot and they started getting soft. Once they were off it took me YEARS before my nails owuld grow on their own. I have naturally hard, long nails and these fake ones RUINED my nails.
I don't think it's worth it unless you don't care what your nails will look like when you take them off. It is pretty nasty!
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Old 08-17-2003, 09:28 AM
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i have an awful habit of biting my nails and would probably get fake ones, but have no interest in the maintenance of them.
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Old 08-17-2003, 09:42 AM
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nails? what a tease. I thought you were gonna talk about "ta tah's". but anyway. go ahead. If you research where you go, make sure they use clean sterile supplies,keep em clean and dry. . . it'll be fine.

Definitely research, there is nothing worse than a cute nail job getting a ugly painful fungus, that is hard to fight, and if gone untreated causes the nail to fall away from the nail bed.

The way i researched when i had them, is i asked around to the ladies at work who i knew had nails consistently for a year plus. It turns out most of them went to the same salon and gave good referrals to it. Some had horror stories of other salons before they found their current ones--i stay away from those.

Where nails are concerned, gather your own form of consumer report-ask around locally
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Old 08-17-2003, 05:44 PM
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Aarrrrggghhh... you fooled me Elle [img]/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

Anyway, although I'm a guy, I can say that I personally like a girl to have normal nails, i.e. not too long. It differs a lot, though! [img]/forum/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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ditto I thought this thread was going to be about something else
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