Long nails have both their advantages and disadvantages. Whether you have them long or short depends on your personal preference and your environment.
It’s pretty obvious that a great number of females—and males—appreciate the beauty of long fingernails. Some people find that their nails don’t ever grow long before breaking or chipping, and others find it easier to grow their nails long. Some people prefer not to grow their nails long and that’s alright as well. Either way, there are a few positives and negatives to having long fingernails.
1. Natural beauty: Long fingernails tend to be beautiful. Where white meets varying shades of pink, there’s a certain elegance to the sight. Also, it’s long been said that your external appearance is a representation of your internal health. If you aren’t healthy, you’re nails, as well as the rest of your body, probably aren’t either.
2. Creative outlets: It may seem odd, but you can really tell a lot about a person from their nails. If someone has nails that are painted a vibrant and eye-catching color, maybe they’re more comfortable with being bold than someone who likes to play up the clear coat. Nail colors are also fun to experiment with. With all of the kits and colors that are available today, it’s easy to add a personal touch to your nails and find your inner artist. The possibilities are endless.
3. Being able to peel stuff. You know you’ve been there before. Someone asks hands you a package and asks you to open it. You try and you try, but in vain. You know you could have opened it, if only you had longer nails. Then someone comes along with their long nails and opens the package with infuriating ease. That person’s feeling really satisfied right now, or maybe opening people’s packages with their wonderful nails is a daily task for them. Or maybe it’s you opening the packages. Either way, you know the satisfaction someone can gain from this tedious job.
4. Scratch away. The longer the nails the greater the satisfaction right? Well, maybe this isn’t such a positive, but it’s undoubtedly satisfying to be able to scratch with long nails. However, it’s not so great for you if you’ve got the chicken pox and a full arsenal of long nails to utilize. Let’s move this to the negatives section, shall we? Unless you’re being attacked and need to defend yourself with your super intimidating nails. Then let’s keep this positive right here?
1. Oh, the effort: The longer your nails, the more effort it takes to keep them pretty. If you like to keep them painted, you’re going to need to retouch that color once in a while. And when you’re nails get chipped? Yikes! That’s not so fun.
2. Even more effort: The longer your nails are, the more effort it takes to do your daily tasks. Just try putting your contact lenses in and you’ll have to be careful not to scratch your eyes. Of course, some people are used to this and they’ve got it all down.
3. Work/school: Sometimes you’re not allowed to grow your fingernails long. It’s really depends on your environment. If you play an instrument or a sport or work with children, you’re job might be a lot harder to do with longer nails.
A great way to grow your nails long is to stay healthy. Drinking plenty of water and making sure you’re getting enough protein can also help. You can always make your nails look great by shaping them, clipping them and painting them, but the best way to grow them long is to let them be natural and take care of them.
Feel free to share your experience with growing your nails long!