How do you keep natural nails from looking dingy and yellow?

United States
August 10, 2007 4:53pm CST
Recently, I stopped biting my fingernails and started letting them grow. And, for awhile my nails looked fantastic, but after about two months they started splitting and looking dingy. And, no matter how often I wash my hands they still look that way. Does anyone have tips for keeping natural nails looking healthy? How do you keep nails from getting a yellowish tint or looking unhealthy? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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• Hong Kong
11 Aug 07
I have read something in Glamour awhile back talking about nails. It says you could soak your nails in vinegar in 5-10 minutes, it helps to clean the nails and kick away that yellow-ness on your nails. I think it's pretty simple and you could definitely try that first. Hope it's helpful to you!
• United States
14 Sep 07
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@3lilangels (4641)
• United States
11 Aug 07
i would suggest go get a white 3 way nail buffer,and a small bottle of nail and cuticle oil,lighly buff your nails with the buffer,wash your hands then to remove the nail dust and dry them well.apply a small amount of the oil and massage into the nails,wipe with a paper towel.then buff the nails one more time to get them back to shiny,and to prevent more yellow stains.or you can dip them in lemon juice for a few minutes.do that acouple times a week.they should get better.i love your topics.my hair license is for nails too,which i enjoy but not much as hair.
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
11 Aug 07
I honestly do not know- My nails don't do that - I wonder why yours are?? I usually have them polished though so I wouldn't notice the off color- Do you polish your nails- And Bravo for not biting them anymore! YUK!
@AmbiePam (40507)
• United States
10 Aug 07
I find when I take one vitamin a day (in my case it is One a Day Women's Vitamin) my nails and hair always look more healthy. Also, you can buy something to strengthen your nails. The best I've heard is a product from the brand Sally Hansen. It's just a clear coat to part of the nail.