Nail 101: How To Stimulate Healthy Growth

nails-hypehairOur nails can easily fly under the radar when it comes to maintenance. Unbeknownst to us, just as the seasons and our location can effect our hair, the same factors can work against stimulating natural nail growth. Also, misuse of acrylic and nail polish can strip the layers of our nails causing them to become brittle and weak.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, fingernails grow an average 2 or 3 millimeters per month, while toenails grow about 1 millimeter per month. As we age, the rate in which our nails grow can begin to slow down.

Here are six ways to keep your nails healthy and at your desired length.


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Alley Olivier is a New York-based writer (and recent grad!) whose hair is now a mocha mahogany ‘fro.