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Have pretty fingernails and toes with the mani-pedi tips in these Howcast videos. You'll learn how to give yourself a French manicure; get your feet ready for sandal season; add rhinestone nail tips for a special occasion; strengthen your nails so they break less; make your manicure last longer; and more.
You Will Need
- Rubber gloves
- Iron supplements (optional)
Look for signs
Look for nails that are thin, brittle, yellow in color, and have a shape similar to a spoon.
Consult with a doctor
Consult with a doctor at the first signs. Spooning nails are usually caused by iron-deficiency anemia.
Stop biting, picking, and rubbing
Stop biting, picking, and rubbing your nails for a long period of time, which can also cause spooning nails.
Avoid nail polish and using nails as tools
Avoid exposure to nail polish. Do not use your nails as tools to poke, pick, or pry things.
Wear gloves when you handle detergents, chemicals, or while you wash dishes.
Keep your nails nourished
Keep your nails nourished by applying an emollient intended especially for nails.