Why do girls keep longer nails on hand?

@rakesh284 (1472)
India
May 2, 2009 7:18am CST
Yesterday I saw a girl sitting next to me in a public transport with big nails? I just can't understand why they are keeping their nails bigger. It has been taught in schools that we should cut our nails regularly but after that they again increase their nails without cutting them regularly. Is there anything special in keeping longer nails? There might be some exceptions who have smaller nails.
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@cherriemae (3374)
• Philippines
2 May 09
hi thre rakesh284.. me, i dont really like to have longer nails..i feel it dirty, i keep my nail so short, it makes me feel so clean..and i never put any color on it..i cut it every 3 days..yes, most of young teens now, they love to have longer nails, that sometimes they don't realized that the dirt is getting inside..it's yukky they dont know how to be clean enough.. for me, clean nail makes our body clean..happy mylotting
@rakesh284 (1472)
• India
4 May 09
That's a good point that if there are longer nails then there will be a lot of dirt in there fingers. Thanks or your response in this discussion
• India
7 May 09
I would consider that they don't cut their nails because they always keep itching their head as because they do not take both regularly...SO once the dandruff formed they need bigger nails for itching....
@111flylcx (267)
• China
2 May 09
My right hands little finger is long.I keep it because My right ear is always itchy.hehe,
@rakesh284 (1472)
• India
2 May 09
Thanks for your response Hope it is not too itchy. lol
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
3 May 09
I am a male and I like to have long nails of my little finger of left hand. There are some dis advantages of having long nails, you have to contineiously clean them as they can enter your stomach while eating, isn't it? But at the same time, girls use to have long nails for two reasons: 1. For fashion as nail polish does look sexy on them. 2. To defend themselves, I mean nails and teeth are best weapon for a lady isn't ti
• Philippines
3 May 09
I believe it goes with the style for most women. I remember having long nails during my High school. but unfortunately, when my nail got hit on the floor after a terrific fall, i decided to cut all of my nails. It has to do with their personality and style, can't blame them, it's fashion.
@cjmaltby (34)
3 May 09
girls with longer nails, 2 reasons i think, 1 they don't do any work lololololo, 2 because they look very nice and the girl's like to feel good, girl's pay alot of money for looking good....
@sambilay (175)
• Philippines
3 May 09
some girls really like to have a long nails. when you are a kid, you are ordered to cut your nails. it's good because germs will not get into it. when you become big already, you might like to longer your nails. some people are so artistic when it comes to nails. i like the Japanese fashion. the way teens color their nails. however if you are working in such a way that harms your nail or your long nail will put you into hazard, it is not recommended. for example is when you are working in the construction. For those like me who love short nail, i like it because it looks pretty and suit to my fingers.
• Philippines
3 May 09
Maybe because they find it attractive to have really long nails? Can be. My mom has long nails too. I still remember asking her about 7 years ago why she keeps her nails long. Her response was "because it can be used for self defense". I get it. When someone harasses her, she can easily scratch them with her super long nails. hehe. Hope I helped :)
@enigma_85 (111)
• Australia
3 May 09
Most of the girls like to keep long nails as their hobby or as a fashion trend. Nail polish looks good on long nails. Apart from that I don't see any reason for them to grow nail. I always keep my nails short and trimmed!
• China
3 May 09
my girl firend like her long nails very much .I dont understand either .haha ,she think they are beautiful .haha ,maybe .
• Malaysia
3 May 09
Hi rakesh I would say long nails make the hand look sexy. I have seen many of my friend with long nails and their hands look good. Thats why we girls like to have long nails but not too long as it will be uncomfortable. Its good to have long nails anyway. We use it as a weapon when we are attacked by strandgers. LOL Thanusha
@maedela (17)
• Philippines
3 May 09
yes it teach us from our teacher that we always clean and cut our nails to maintain it to be clean and nice. When you want long nails makes sure that you always clean the dirt form your nails to maintain it's beauty, so that when the people look on your fingers he\she were amaze that you maintain the cleanliness of your nails that had been so long.
• Finland
3 May 09
It's simply a matter of what they think looks good on them , i love long nails, well when they are polished and especially if they do some painting on it, it looks awesome. I keep my nails as short as possible though, simply because i'm pretty lazy to let them grow and keeping them clean all the time not to mention doing nail polish.
@sweetyethot (1738)
• China
3 May 09
I dont like keeping longer nails.Personally,I dont think keeping long nails beautiful,instead its kind of light-minded.I always think people keep longer nails pay less attention to their inner heart.Whats more,keeping longer nails looks dirty to me and it can sometimes be dangerous.I cut my nails regularly.lol Thats all about personal views.
• Philippines
3 May 09
I am a lady but I don't keep my nails long. I see to it that I trim it regularly. I don't want those long nails for me. Usually, when I have those, my nails just easily get dirty. The reasons for other girls doing that is maybe because of fashion. My brother also keeps his thumb nail long. The reason behind according to him is because of scratching purposes.
@xiuhosei (17)
• China
3 May 09
Maybe some girls think big nails are easy to paint colorfull enamel and turn out to be more beautiful.I don't think so.I always agree on natural beauty which express health and simpleness.
• China
3 May 09
It's up to one's favourite.Most of us choose to cut the nails regularly while some don't.The reason always exists.
@tzaddi (395)
• Philippines
3 May 09
well i think that for some girls, it makes them more girly. but for some, it really doesn't matter. for me, i don't care if my girlfriend has long nails or short as long as it looks good and clean on her. and i think that it really depends on the person, some guys here have long pinky nails. i think that it really depends. happy earning!
• Philippines
2 May 09
I don't let my nails go longer than usual since I find it dirty. I think those girls were into fashion. I find it pretty if they had long nails with beautiful nail polish. But I don't do that with mine. I think, i more comfortable with short nails instead of long nails.
@mhethess (379)
• Philippines
2 May 09
right the teachers and the school nurse always reminds us that we need to have trim fingernails or clean hands, maybe they forget that, because longer nails can easily have dirt or to be exact germs in it.
@amreen_b (70)
2 May 09
I think some people may find it attracitve to have long finger nails, not me though. I like them mid-length, not too short and not too long. I think it is more hygenic if you keep them a little shorter but I have heard that keeping them too short is not good either. My hands are quiet long and if I have very short fingernails they look kind of wierd. Anyways that's just my opinion if the girl on the public transport is ok with keeping them long, her choice. But it is hard to look after long nails.