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Science/evidence based help/treatment to grow longer nails?

My nails grow so very slowly, and I want longer prettier nails. Are there any supplements or external topical treatments to help them grow faster that have actually been proven to work by science?
posted by skjønn on Jun 4, 2016 - 12 answers

What do I do about this ingrown toenail?

I read the top search results for ingrown toenails, but mine is a little different. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2016 - 10 answers

How do I make winter pedicures work?

Okay, I feel a bit goofy asking this question...but here goes! I just got back from my trusty nail salon. For the second time this winter, the nail polish on my toes was completely destroyed on the brief 10-minute walk home from the salon. Any advice on keeping polish looking nice when open-toed shoes aren't seasonally appropriate? [more inside]
posted by schroedingersgirl on Feb 28, 2015 - 17 answers

How can I fix this fingernail?

One of my fingernails is split down the middle. This is way more annoying than you'd think. Is it possible to fix it or get it fixed? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Feb 3, 2015 - 14 answers

Does this little piggy just need to grow out?

Hey All, I think I know the answer to this questions already, but I thought I would throw it out there to you, a trusted audience of my peers. I cracked my toenail on the biggest toe. It looks like someone took a nibble out of it. Nothing hurts, there is no damage to the nail bed. Should I just let it grow out? [more inside]
posted by Jewel98 on Jun 24, 2014 - 9 answers

Nail polish that is free of chemicals but won't chip

Do you know a nail polish that is fee of chemicals like formaldehyde, etc.? I think they call it the 4 free or 5 free.........I tried the polish called "Butter" but it chipped right away. I'm willing to even just have 2 or 3 free if I can have a polish that does not chip the next day. I'm just trying to find something with "less" chemicals than the normal polish. Thanks.
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jun 3, 2014 - 19 answers

Cute but toxic?

How safe is it for a child to have adult nail polish on her fingernails? [more inside]
posted by Dansaman on Mar 25, 2014 - 11 answers

Are fake nails (professionally done) a good idea?

I used to be a nail biter but managed to break the habit a few years ago. Now my nails are actually growing and yay! They look pretty good! However, they are weak and as hell and break off. I have an important event coming up in two months where my hands will be looked at by many people. I would like to have nice looking nails, but I am getting paranoid that I am going to break a nail (or multiple) the day before or some such horror. Are fake nails a good idea? [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Jul 22, 2013 - 18 answers

Will my fingernail heal?

I accidentally pushed my cuticle back too far and now my nail is, well, missing a spot. Like the nail wasn't finished forming and I disrupted it, so it just didn't form for a horizontal length of about 2 or 3mm. It didn't bleed, but I'm worried that there's irreversible damage to the spot and my nail will never grow there again. Has anyone ever had this happen before? Did it eventually go back to normal? How should I care for the blank spot while it grows out? Pictures: 1 2
posted by youngergirl44 on Jul 19, 2013 - 12 answers

Need Help Shaping Nails

What's the secret to trimming & filing your fingernails? I can't seem to do it right. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Feb 20, 2013 - 11 answers

How do I hang a tile with this unfamiliar kind of hardware in the back?

How do I hang a tile with this unfamiliar kind of hardware in the back? [more inside]
posted by arabelladragon on Dec 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Need to clean nail polish stain off hardwood floor, help!

Doing cleaning for moving out. We had nail polish stain on our hardwood floor. Need advice how to clean it up. [more inside]
posted by akomom on Aug 9, 2012 - 8 answers

Cat who hates nail trimmers

How do I clip my cat's nails (he hates it more than anything)? [more inside]
posted by Phredward on Nov 16, 2011 - 28 answers

Help me find a new pair of the best nail scissors ever.

I lost the best nail scissors ever. Problem: I don't remember exactly where they came from, standard drug store replacements suck. [more inside]
posted by anaelith on Oct 23, 2011 - 5 answers

I need my nails buffed and my mind buzzzed.

I am looking for a nail salon in Manhattan or Brooklyn (Brooklyn is preferred) that is affordable, clean and serves wine while we get our nails done. Ideally it would charge under $60 for a mani/pedi.
posted by slightly sissy tea hound on Sep 27, 2011 - 7 answers

Can anyone help me identify this?

Does anyone know what this is, found in our house, built in the 1920s? Looks too well made to be a nail. Marked with a W on the head. http://gallery.me.com/weissbier#100240
posted by the_brewer on Jun 3, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me nail down a solution here...

There's a nail in my tire, what's the best course of action for the circumstances at hand? Quick responses welcomed. [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on May 25, 2011 - 22 answers

Weird nails

Are my nails going to fall off? [more inside]
posted by sockofdreams on Feb 19, 2011 - 6 answers

Bam. One hit, one kill.

How do I drive in a nail with a single blow? [more inside]
posted by Iteki on Mar 16, 2010 - 31 answers

What is this U-Shaped Nail With a Jacket?

What is this nail/staple/wire thing? [more inside]
posted by lore on Oct 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Dog nail trimmer

Good dog nail trimmer? [more inside]
posted by JV on Aug 31, 2009 - 12 answers

I don't want old-lady hands.

How can I prevent my nail from getting all thick and ugly? [more inside]
posted by KateHasQuestions on May 10, 2009 - 7 answers

Anything to speed up finger and toe nail clipping?

lifehackingfilter: Anything to speed up finger and toe nail clipping? [more inside]
posted by querty on Apr 6, 2009 - 16 answers

Chronic nail biter seeks help!

Help me quit biting my nails! [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist on Jan 1, 2009 - 13 answers

Icky nail infection in NYC: Derm recommendations in midtown?

Manhattan dermatologist who can see me this week to handle an out of control icky infection (classic manicure-from-hell scenario)? The closer to Grand Central-ish, the better! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2008 - 4 answers

There is nothing in the chemistry of a toenail that predicts the existence of a human being.

I need treatment advice or doctor advice for my ingrown toenail. Difficulty: desperate rock climber. [more inside]
posted by mindsound on Jun 4, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me clip Coal's nails!

What's the best kitty nail clipper? [more inside]
posted by MeetMegan on Apr 20, 2008 - 18 answers

What is a good replacement for this discontinued nail polish?

Is there a nail polish I'll love as much as my beloved, discontinued Revlon Top Speed Chrome Polish? Or that will even come close? [more inside]
posted by smoakes on Jan 3, 2008 - 8 answers

How do you get flat tires from nails?

How do nails/screws get stuck in tires? [more inside]
posted by atlman on Oct 11, 2007 - 14 answers

Another lame medical question

MedicalQuestionFilter: Thumbnail looks like a tectonic plate. Should I go see the doctor? (Warning: Not for the squeamish) [more inside]
posted by smcniven on Oct 4, 2007 - 10 answers

Fingernail + Bamboo Shoots, Will It Ever Heal?

I accidentally pried my fingernail back about a year ago and it hasn't reattached itself entirely. In essence, I've done the same damage one might receive from having bamboo shoots stuck under the nail. The thin white crescent at the tip/end of my finger still recedes where the damage occurred. I've looked at a lot of MeFi posts regarding fingernail injuries but haven't found quite what I'm talking about. I've given it almost a year but it still hasn't reattached/resealed all the way. The nail itself isn't damaged and the injury never went more than halfway down my nail (so the cuticle and luna were never touched). Wikipedia describes something [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Feb 14, 2007 - 12 answers

Some kind of nail hanger

This: http://www.flickr.com/photos/63024118@N00/279377485/ is a nail hanger of some sort. What is it called and where can I buy some more?
posted by allelopath on Oct 25, 2006 - 7 answers

trimming a guinea pigs nails

How do you trim a guinea pig's nails ? (more) [more inside]
posted by konolia on Jan 3, 2004 - 10 answers

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