To have beautiful nails, you have to take care of them. And to prevent them from fraying, how you file them matters. What material to choose and how to properly file your nails: we give you our pro advice.
What material to properly file your nails?
When we have to file our nails, it is normal to do it with the professional nail file. If you use a damaged file, it may split and fray your nails. With a poor quality file, you also have less control over the shape you are trying to create: oval, square, round.
What movement(s) to file your nails perfectly?
The best way to file your nails is to file from the side of the nail and back towards the center in one and the same direction. Never, back and forth movements.By only filing the nail in one direction, you will achieve the smoothest finish. Repeat this motion until you have achieved the desired nail shape.
For this, it is preferable to cut them short to start on a good base, without having the tips of your nails fraying. Then, apply vitamin E enriched nail and cuticle oils to hydrate and prevent breakage as much as possible.
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