As a Nail Blogger, knowing how to maintain, grow and look after nails is essential.
In this article, I will be sharing with you a secret. This is the method that many professionals and those in the industry use to promote instant growth. I will explain how to grow your nails, overnight.
For me, as a Nail Technician, it’s imperative that my nails look great and presentable at all times. It’s an insight into my abilities. It’s my showcase of my profession. During my time in the industry, I’ve noticed that growing healthy nails is hard. Getting them to grow quicker is even harder.
To provide some assurance into the method and technique detailed below, believe me when I say that I have used and tried EVERYTHING. As an individual who loves gel nails, shellac and acrylics, I know what will affect the growth and health of nails. Not just in the immediate future, but long-term.
The majority of Nail Products that you can buy to improve the look and appearance of your nails come with unwanted side effects. Namely, they risk sabotaging your nail health. Using Acrylics too regularly, or inappropriately, will cause nail breakage and splitting. It’s likely that your Nail Growth will be significantly slowed too.
Do not worry, below you will learn of a pre-bed ritual that will promote long healthy natural nails, quickly.
Before we begin, lets quickly discuss what you should NOT do. This way, your nails will be able to grow and you will not be limiting their potential. You will also ensure that the technique works most effectively.
What NOT To Do:
- Bite, Pick at your Nails and Nail Polish
- Excessively Wash your Hands with Soap
- Forget to use a Base Coat
What TO do:
Now lets turn to what you should do to dramatically increase the growth rate of your nails.
All of my experience and research points me to one critical factor: Nail Hydration.
I cannot emphasize this enough, you must regularly Hydrate your Nails and your Cuticles (a Reputable Cuticle Oil Works Great)
Hydration is the most important and effective approach to fasten growth.
So now let’s turn to a practical, quick and useful technique that you can do at home to see growth in your nails overnight.
Best Method: Using a Nutrient Rich Moisturizing Lotion
To get strong and healthy nails overnight it’s a good idea to apply this remedy just before you go to bed. This will ensure that the solution can work its magic whilst you sleep, and there is a far higher chance that the solution remains on your nails and is not removed.
This method focuses on using and moisturizing your nails with natural ingredients. You will be using a nutrient-rich Oil Lotion (Blend of Almond Oil and Olive Oil).
There are also two options available to you.
- You can purchase a Premium Lotion on Amazon (easier and quicker and you also get additional oils for extra Nail Hydration)
- You can make this lotion yourself by buying the ingredients separately and mixing together (this will take 3-5 days and will require some extra equipment to make)
These are just some of the many natural treatments that you can purchase easily and for a low cost. They have components in them that will help you to strengthen and protect your Nails.
The best and most moisturizing Oil Lotion is a blend of Almond, Lavender and Olive Oil (this is the product I personally use and swear by):
However, you can make this lotion yourself which I will explain in due course.
This lotion strengthens and moisturizes your nails, and helps to promote an environment that your nails need to grow. This is particularly true if they are weak and broken.
This is a 100% natural product that comes with a high content of essential fatty acids, antioxidants and minerals (including Vitamin E). They work synergistically to keep your nail structure strong and provide protection from harmful components in the environment.
These ingredients provide a range of benefits for your nails if you use the solution on a regular basis. This treatment also contains antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that will reduce, eliminate and prevent infections.
This lotion is perfect for those of you who have a problem not only growing, but keeping and maintaining your long nails. After all it helps reduce breakages.
If you decide to make this Lotion yourself:
You need them to be Extra Virgin because the refined versions are stripped of the nutrients through the refining process. These nutrients are crucial to helping to grow out your nails.
Here’s the ingredients for the solution: eight cloves of Garlic, 1/2 cup of extra Virgin Olive Oil and a 1/4 cup of Extra Virgin Almond Oil.
How to Make the Lotion:
Step One: Crush the cloves of garlic in a Pestle and Mortar until you get a fine paste. If you don’t have a pestle and mortar cut the garlic very finely with a knife. The finer the better.
Step Two: Put the Garlic into a Glass Jar (that you can cover) and cover it with the Olive and Almond Oils.
Step Three: Shut the Lid/Cover and leave it to marinate in a dark place for 2 or 3 days.
Step Four: After this time, when the treatment is concentrated, separate what’s left of the garlic from your new Lotion. You can dispose of this garlic. What you need is the lotion that remains.
Using The Lotion to Moisturize Your Nails For Growth
Now that you have your nutrient rich Lotion (either purchased from Amazon) or created using the instructions above. It’s time to apply it to your nails.
Here’s what you need to do:
Step One: Clean your nails using warm water and soap and remove any nail polish that you have on. I like to use a natural nail polish remover (like this).
Step Two: Dip a clean Nail Polish Brush, (I like to use a Nail Art Brush) and dip it in your Lotion.
Step Three: Rub the Lotion on the surface of your nails and your cuticles. Be sure to cover all of your nail on each and every finger. You want it to penetrate deeply so really focus on massaging it in. Try not to apply too much or it will fail to dry, but ensure you have enough on for the solution to work its magic.
Step Four: Leave the Lotion on overnight so that it absorbs. I actually advise that you let it mostly dry before you settle down to sleep. I like to do this an 30 mins before bed to ensure there is enough time.
Don’t rinse the Lotion off that night, and let it remain on your nails while you sleep.
The reason I recommend using the Lotion before bed is because:
- It ensures that it dries and is not removed over the course of your day (washing hands etc).
- If you are using a home-made Lotion, the garlic smell won’t be as much of a problem.
The benefit of purchasing a pre-made solution off Amazon, is that it comes infused with Lavender Oils. Whilst health promoting in its own right, it also has a really pleasant smell.
Therefore, the Bliss of Greece Moisturizing Lotion is great because it can be used in the Morning and also throughout the day. This can help to increase the speed of growth of your nails; the more you can provide nutrients to your nails the quicker that they can ultimately grow.
Be sure to use your Lotion every day. You will notice overnight that your nails are longer and stronger.
However, over the course of a week you will see the best results.
As someone who is limited in time, I would really recommend the Bliss of Greece Moisturizing Lotion. I understand that you may be on a budget, so if this is the case, the other solution will work well.
Hey – I’m Jemma – a certified nail technician and manicurist with over fifteen years of hands-on industry experience. I created AlmondNails.com to share all that I have learned about the nail industry – from the different types of manicures available, suggestions for wear, recommendations for keeping nails strong and healthy, all the way through to providing the best nail salon tips and practices.