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What are artificial nails made from?

What are artificial nails made from?

Mostly plastics: The artificial nails are often made from lightweight plastic in the shape of common nails. They are usually glued to the person's nails and covered with acrylics--which provides the shade/shines and then painted with any color or designs. The finger nails grow quite fast and so these are often replaced every 2-3 wks, otherwise they don't lood too pretty. Check out your local nail shops. Good luck. ...Read more

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single black extremely thin&short line under 3 nails and one red line previous pain while having artificial gel nails. Appeared after removal.

single black extremely thin&short line under 3 nails and one red line previous pain while  having artificial gel  nails. Appeared after removal.

Trauma to the nail: This represents trauma to the nail which is not uncommon with artificial nails- I would take a break and let your nails breathe for a bit and they will get better. ...Read more

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What do ridged nails mean?

What do ridged nails mean?

Maybe normal but...: Nail ridges (vertical) are frequently normal, but horizontal ridging may suggest psoriasis, which may olny appear on the nails. If concerned, see your pcp, dermatologist, or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How long should my nails be?

Your choice: Your nail length is not critical for anything you do.....Well except maybe to help pry open soda cans. ...Read more

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What to do if I step on a nail?

What to do if I step on a nail?

Tetanus and clean: First you must update your tetanus status. Next the area needs to be cleaned and any foreign material needs to be removed (what did the nail go through? Shoes? Socks?) any foreign material may lead to infection. Lastly the area needs to be protected and the less pressure on it, the better. ...Read more

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How short should I bite my nails?

How short should I bite my nails?

Don't do it!: Nail biting can cause disruption of the cuticle, and lead to bacterial, yeast and other infections. It may also cause gingival damage. ...Read more