There’s no denying that strengthening your nails (not to mention, making them grow faster) feels like an uphill battle… especially if your natural nails are currently prone to breakage. The truth is, achieving and maintaining that healthy nail length requires more than just an occasional nail treatment; it takes a combination of the right products in addition to consistent care. Approach nail care the same way you do skincare by following a Londontown kur care routine: you’ll notice a visible difference—often immediately, too.
Not sure how to get started? Ahead are the eight best pro tips on how to get stronger nails, fast.
1. Nourish Your Nail Plate
Achieving beautiful nails starts with a strong foundation: the nail plate. This is why most Londontown formulas (including our lakur nail polishes!) contain Florium Complex, our proprietary botanical blend of fortifying and moisturizing ingredients. Without hydration, nails become brittle or weak, and therefore more susceptible to damage (like splitting, chipping, and general wear and tear).
2. Make Cuticle Care a Daily Ritual
Never underestimate the power of well-cared-for cuticles. Keep them neat with Fresh Glow Cuticle Remover, then moisturize with Nourishing Cuticle Oil: a game-changer and a nail pro favorite for perfecting any manicure. It's enriched with essential nutrients and ultra-emollient ingredients like Jojoba, Sweet Almond, and Rice Bran Oils that make it a must-have to keep your cuticles hydrated and promote faster nail growth.
3. Incorporate Supplements for a Well-Rounded Regimen
Beauty starts from within, after all. Complement your external nail care routine with internal support by incorporating supplements like biotin and collagen into your diet to help fortify your nails from the inside out. What you need is entirely unique, so make sure you consult your physician to find out the exact nutrients necessary for stronger, healthier nails.
4. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
For nails that resist breakage (and look beautiful, to boot), hydration is essential. On top of using products like our Nourishing Cuticle Oil or Cuticle Gel Pen daily, keep Restorative Nail Cream bedside as a reminder to apply a light layer before you go to sleep. It’s a rich manicure cream not only replenishes dry or brittle nails, but locks in moisture to help improve the look, feel, and flexibility of your natural nails.
5. Make Nail Hardener Non-Negotiable
Even if you don’t have fragile nails, using a strengthening treatment regularly can help protect your nails from daily wear and tear. Nail Hardener & Base Coat is a 2-in-1 that helps boost nail strength while priming each nail for a manicure or pedicure that lasts.
6. Trim Your Nails Regularly
We know you want to keep your length—but if you don’t trim or file them regularly, your nails are more likely to split or break when you least expect it. If you find that you have to fix a broken nail, use a glass file to smooth away any rough edges. This will help prevent the nail from catching on anything or splitting further.
7. Go Gentle with Nail Polish Removal
Weak nails need extra care, especially when you’re removing your nail polish between manicures and pedicures. Choose an acetone-free formula wherever possible: Strengthening Lacquer Remover gently removes lakur without drying out the nail plate. If you’re on the go or in need of more hydration, our Conditioning Lacquer Remover Pads are pre-soaked with a non-acetone remover plus an ultra-moisturizing nail formula that leaves nails feeling fresh, clean, and super nourished.
8. Consistency is Key
Consistency is key when it comes to nail care. Take your time in developing a simple yet effective routine, but more importantly, stick to it even after you achieve the results you’ve been looking for. With time and patience, you'll witness the transformative power of nurturing your nails with high-quality, thoughtfully clean kur care products that prioritize nail health and growth.