Basic Manicure Tips For Healthy Natural Nails

Cities are kicking it into gear opening up in phases and the nail salons are beginning to boom again.  But for those of you that have found comfort with your natural nails, whether it’s a newfound love or not, I’m sharing some simple manicure tips to help you maintain your natural nails at home.  No need for that salon trip.  

Manicure tips for healthy and stronger natural nails. Naturally Stellar


Caring For Natural Nails Without The Salon

Some of the most common issues I hear about from women who love rocking their natural nails are that they often experience problems like splitting, peeling, or brittleness.  I understand the frustration. I’ve had some of those same issues. For sure, these can make caring for your natural nails a daunting task.

But, I hope the information you receive in this post today will help to eliminate those problems for you.

Bare Natural Nails Ready For A Manicure. Naturally Stellar
Healthy Bare Natural Nails Ready For A Manicure.

If you don’t take away anything else from this post, please remember this.  Start taking a good daily multivitamin and drink lots of water! 

I can’t stress this enough.  A good multivitamin will do your body wonders and those beautiful benefits will then flow to your hair, skin, and nails. 

Non Acetone Nail Polish Remover Pads. These are perfect for quick changes. Naturally Stellar
Non-Acetone Polish Remover Pads. These are perfect for quick changes. Naturally Stellar

Basic Manicure Tips For Healthy Natural Nails

Here are my top tips for long-lasting DIY manicures and some things you’ll need to stock up on if you plan on maintaining your nails at home:

  • A good base & topcoat
  • Cuticle oil or serum
  • A manicure kit including nail clippers, cuticle trimmers, cuticle pusher
  • Quality nail files
  • Hand lotion
  • Nail vitamins or a good daily multivitamin
  • Nail buffer or 4-way buffing block  
  • Non-Acetone nail polish remover
  • Cotton rounds or balls
  • Quality nail polish
  • Nail dryer spray

Envi nail enamel dryer for manicures. Naturally Stellar

My Basic Manicure Tips

💅🏾Always start with freshly washed hands to remove dirt and oils.
💅🏾Clip and file each nail as needed.
💅🏾Make sure your nails are filed then buffed smooth on the surface AND along all edges.
💅🏾Always use a base coat. This helps with the finish and makes deeply pigmented color removal quicker. It especially helps protect the surface of your nails when wearing textured polishes. 
💅🏾Apply polish in long even strokes from bed to tip.
💅🏾Use a clear top coat to seal in your color or to add a little shine. Remember to apply top coat along your tips and underside of your natural nails.  This protects them from excess moisture, especially if you wash dishes regularly. Or, because of COVID, it protects them from the abuse of handwashing sessions. 
💅🏾Dry time with ice water dips, running your fingertips under cold water, or use a spray nail enamel dryer to speed up the process.

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Extreme Wear- Mauve. Naturally Stellar

Sally Hansen Manicure on Natural Nails - Naturally Stellar
Keep your natural nails protected with a good manicure. Fun and functional!

It’s time to get those mani’s in order ladies. Here’s to long and strong natural nails!  As always, if you have any questions or comments feel free to share them in the comment section!  Stay strong ya’ll!


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