Do you grow your nails long?

@claire03 (1444)
United States
August 26, 2007 11:50am CST
We need to always keep our nails clean thats why we groom it almost every week. Girls like their nails done always and they like it to look really good by putting nail colors and they even have their manicure and pedicure done in the salon sometimes but i just do my nails by myself. Most of the girls like to keep their nails long, i'm not sure about the guys but i think they like theirs short. Well, i want to know how many people here grow their nails long cause even if i'm a lady i just like mine short cause they are easy to maintain that way. How about your nails, what do you like to do with it?
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40 responses
• India
26 Aug 07
hello claire03, i was just about to start this discussion,but oops!!! u did it.nevermind.well i would like to answer this discussion.i like to keep my nails long but only hand nails.no toe nails because i think it will hurt if it gets stuck somewhere.and you never know how it will happen. i feel comfortable in keeping hand nails long and it just makes my hands more beautiful as my fingers are quite long.i do go for manicure and pedicure sessions.and i like maintaining myself.if we can maintain our face and hair,then why not give the same attention to other parts of our body that will make us look even more presentable? isn't it? my bf has the habit of biting nails and i just hate this.but luckily i have succeeded in getting rid of that habit of him.
@claire03 (1444)
• United States
26 Aug 07
hi exclusively_rinku, sorry i didn't know about your plans for today. anyway, thanks for joining our discussion about nails. You know what? they say that if you want to know if the person likes to be clean, just look through his/her nails and you would know. :)
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• India
26 Aug 07
hey claire03 you don't have to feel sorry for this.you haven't done anything wrong.i think i was rude in saying so.sorry for that.and i agree to what you have said.i don't think keeping long nails would give them the impression that the person is untidy.infact they look more presentable.if it contains dirt and grime then one can say the person doesn't like cleanliness.
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@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
26 Aug 07
No ...never . I cut short my nails quite often . Though I do not resort to manicuring , I make sure that my nails are kept trim and tidy. It is a healthy habit to be followed by all of us .
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@claire03 (1444)
• United States
26 Aug 07
i agree with you that it is a good and healthy habit to always keep our nails clean and well groomed.
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@cderrs (69)
26 Aug 07
Im a girl, but i have incredibly short nails. I dont bite them , i cut them completely
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@crazynurse (7510)
• United States
26 Aug 07
I keep my nails trimmed short. As a nurse, it is really risky to have long nails. It is risky for both the nurse and the patient. I can easily scrape or hurt a patient with long nails when I slide my hands under them to turn them. It is risky for me because bacteria can get under the nails and grow there. So, they are short! I teach nursing and what we tell our students is that if one view's their hand from the palm side and can see their nails above the fingertips, then the nails are too long!
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@bluishrose (2291)
• Philippines
26 Aug 07
I always like short nails for me because having long nails is kinda hard to maintain. But right now my boyfriend wants my nails to be long so i tried making my nails longer. Not really long just medium length and it aint bad i just have to clean it on a weekly basis and i put clear nail polish to look neat instead of colored ones.
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• United States
26 Aug 07
I use to bite my nails till they were nothing...But the last 6 months I have learned not to bite my nails and it has been hard to do..But I have been growing them out and now they are kinda long but not to long...I'm always painting them cause I never could before...
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@claire03 (1444)
• United States
26 Aug 07
i'm happy that you've changed that bad habit of biting your nails. It is always good to use the nail cutters right? hehehe.. i know it's really a hard habit to break but at least you did it. :)
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@mikecrush (163)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 07
i cut my nails as short as i can coz if left to grow ,it can spread bacteria into our body when eating , rubbing our eyes and so on.my cousin is a medical doc . and he scolds me each time i get lazy to cut my nails . even toe nails it's very important.
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@laurika (4537)
• United States
26 Aug 07
Hi, I like to have my nails long, but it s hard to write with them on the laptop.So I have them long only for special times, when I go somewhere, or when I am on vocation.Also I do my manicure at home, because I like to do it and also put color on them.It s something creative for me too, even if it's sounds crazy:)
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@kitty1234 (1476)
• United States
26 Aug 07
I keep my nails cut short, just enough to polish if I want. I never had the ambition to grow and care for my nails. I think they look just as nice or nicer than some women who wear theirs like claws. I keep them neatly trimmed and filed, with a soft pink blush colored polish just for the shine.
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
27 Sep 07
I always like my nails short.. I don't like long nails as they look very dirty when long... Infact, I cut my nails every 5 days, so that they don't even get a chance to grow long... Long nails look good on girls, and it should stay that way only... Infact, I want to tel u one thing.. I always like girls who have nice tidy hands with long nails.. Infact I always go for long nails when looking for girls as partners... I can say that girls with nice tidy hands and long nails turn me on...
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@claire03 (1444)
• United States
27 Sep 07
we are the same lifeless, i like my nails short cause it's easier to manage and work with our hands. if i grow it long, it breaks in time and long nails easily get dirty. you are right that womens nails can be attractive to men, and having tidy nails is a good sign of being concern of being clean. Have a great day! :)
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@lisa_wxy (393)
• China
22 Oct 07
i don't like long nails,although they look beautiful.i would like to keep them short and clean.
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• United States
21 Oct 07
I always keep my nails short because I used to play the violin and I needed them short to play. I wouldn't know what to do with my hands if my nails were long.
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@jackxav (660)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
I prefer short nails than the long one.I like to have short nail and no manicure,it really looks natural and like me im doing all work in the house including laundry,i also do cooking so i must maintain short nails and it must be clean.
@kuting (887)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
i like my nails short and clean. but not at the shortest coz that would already hurt. i keep a little just so it wont hurt. been that way since i was a lid and i still like it that way now that im grown up. i cant keep a manicure on my hand coz i have a lot to do and i would only destroy them before the day ends. but with my toes its a different story, though its not that long, i like having a foot spa and a pedicure after. i like pampering my feet and love my toes with bright colors!
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@ailema4ever (2675)
• Finland
27 Sep 07
There was a period of time during my teenage years when I love growing my nails long. I think it had something to do with my rebellious side. Back then we weren't allowed to have long nails at school ha ha ha... Nowadays I like them very short 'coz it's more practical that way. Besides, it's easier to massage my hubby with short nails he he he...I don't have to worry whether I'll hurt him or not he he he...
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@sherrir101 (3671)
• United States
27 Sep 07
I have trouble growing my nails. Actually, I have no trouble but they peel and split on me. I wish that I could have beautiful nails. My were long about a week ago. Tonight I only have on long thumbnail. They are easier short. But for once, I would like a beautiful manicure.
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• United States
27 Sep 07
I have really bad OCD, i cant stand having my nails long at all. I always have them short. Same thing with my hair.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 07
no,my nails is short,i maitain it by short coz its easy for me to manage it ,to clean it ,and i did not put manicure and pedicure ,even thou its look atrrative if u have like this but i still not put on it ,,im single mom of two and a lot of work everyday its hard for me to work fast if my nails is long ,,i just keep it clean everyday and its ok to me ....
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@meemingNEW (2228)
• Philippines
27 Sep 07
Hi there Claire.. Well, just like you.. I also like my nails short because I find it cleaner and easier to maintain. My mom doesn't really want me to put some nail colors particularly dark colors because she doesn't want to. . I don't want either.. I prefer short nails and that's it. If my nails grow , I'll cut it after some time. Best of luck to you.
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@myrith (1830)
• Canada
26 Sep 07
Mine are always short, I have to keep them that way because my job requires that nails be short and without any form of nail polish. But I also love my nails short, if they grow long they always break, cause I'm always getting them caught in something or other.
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