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Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:29 pm      Reply with quote
What is the best thing you've found for ridges on nails? I hate them - right where the ridge is, my nails tend to split. Any good ideas?

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Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:19 pm      Reply with quote
I have ridges also. I haven't been able to find anything to get rid of them. However, my nails have become a lot stronger from taking Biotin.

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Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:03 am      Reply with quote
You should buff the ridges out of your nails. You can get a buffer pretty much anywhere. I buff mine out every couple weeks, and I also buff the tips so they're smooth. They're less likely to break or snag.

Unless I'm misunderstanding you about 'ridges'? I thought every girl had a nail buffer in her pocket. Very Happy I mean, there's no other way to really get rid of them. Your nail has natural ridges.
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Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:40 pm      Reply with quote
I found Seacret Nail Care kit to work great for my nails. It comes with a buffing block which turns my nails shiny, and also cuticle oil to run around my fingertips to smooth out cuticles. The nail file also comes in handy. My kit also comes with a really nice body lotion. You can get it on ebay for much cheaper than the mall.
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I have found the best thing....Burts Bees lemon cuticle butter. I have had horrible nails all my life: weak, breakage, cuticles all over the place, and had gotten manicures etc. I also have tried other hand creams, but this lemon butter....wow! It is one of those products the more you use it, the healthier and stronger your nails become. It really made me say wow and now I have them everywhere, like in the purse and by the bed. Really try this stuff, your nails will love it!

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Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:32 pm      Reply with quote
violetanne wrote:
You should buff the ridges out of your nails. You can get a buffer pretty much anywhere. I buff mine out every couple weeks, and I also buff the tips so they're smooth. They're less likely to break or snag.

Unless I'm misunderstanding you about 'ridges'? I thought every girl had a nail buffer in her pocket. Very Happy I mean, there's no other way to really get rid of them. Your nail has natural ridges.


Yes, I agree about buffing and I do that to get rid of the ones I have. But I seem to have many more, or the ridges are maybe more pronounced in recent years (approaching menopause I guess). I wondered if there is something I can take, like a supplement, that helps to minimize them. I never had to buff as much as I do now.

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Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:30 am      Reply with quote
Betsy,
Are your nail ridges horizontal or vertical?
If they are horizontal, just buy a pot of zinc ointment from the chemist, and apply it sparingly around the base and sides of the nails at night.
The new nails will grow out smooth and ridge-free.
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Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:07 am      Reply with quote
I have same problem, too. Sad ugly nails!
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Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:56 am      Reply with quote
I've found that rubbing emu oil into my nails has really strengthened them enormously. Before they used to break and flake constantly, not any more. If its strengthening the nails, think about what it's doing to the skin - got to be beneficial.
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Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:11 am      Reply with quote
The ridges are hereditary it seems, and buffing IMO only weakens and thins the nails. A ridge filler will smoothe them out. Dr H Neem Nail Oil is a luxury that is nice, but keeping your hands moisturized, esp in the winter is important + drinking lots of water.
MSM 1000 mg + vitC 1000mg daily by mouth will strengthen them dramatically and also help your skin and hair. It fattened up my puny nails!

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