Your nails are one of the most beautiful and mysterious parts of your body. You see, they’re not just for showing off! Your nails help keep you safe from injury and can also be used as a weapon to defend yourself against an attacker. They can even help you in various magical battles and other epic fights, like the Kung Fu fight scene in The Matrix. That’s why your nails are so fascinating — not just for how they change during different stages of life or what kind of woman you become, but also for how they change when you’re surrounded by people who don’t care about them. People with soft, bendy nails have it better than anyone else. It might be because we care more about looking good than we do about looking “normal” or because the trend to have soft, bendy nails is booming right now. Either way, if you find yourself wondering why your nails are so thick and unmanageable, or if you want to know why they get so soft as soon as temperatures start to cool down outside, this article is for you!
Why are my nails soft and bendy?
The reason why your nails are soft and bendy is that they are coated with a special substance that is called nail matrix. When your nails are cut, the matrix surrounds them and gives them strength and durability. When your nails grow, the matrix falls out of the nails and forms a hard covering on them. If your nails become too dry or too brittle, the matrix can easily break down and start to form cracks in the nail. If this happens you will notice that your nails start to become weak and brittle.
How Can Get Soft and Bendy Nails?
1. You need to strengthen your nails.
You can do this by applying a nail strengthener. If you want to get soft and bendy nails, you should apply the strengthener once a day after washing your hands and before going to bed.
2. You should cut your nails regularly.
If you want soft, bendy nails, you should cut your nails regularly so that they don’t become too dry and brittle. Additionally, if you have strong nails they will stay strong even when they’re dry because the nail matrix is still there keeping them strong. If your nails are brittle or weak and break easily when they are dry, it’s probably because the matrix has fallen out of them and that makes them brittle or weak when they become dry!
3. You should use moisturizing cream on your hands before bedtime each night.
As soon as you get out of the shower or bath, put some moisturizing cream on your hands so that the moisture from the cream will be absorbed into your skin overnight while you sleep on it! This will keep it moist throughout the night so that when you wake up in the morning, it won’t be too dry for skin cells to form during the early morning hours!
4. You can also use a moisturizing hand cream each day.
If you want soft and bendy nails, you should apply some moisturizing cream to your hands each day before bedtime. After applying the cream, put on a pair of cotton gloves and let your hands dry for about 15 minutes before putting them under warm water. This will keep them moist throughout the night so that when you wake up in the morning, it won’t be too dry for skin cells to form during the early morning hours!
5. Use nail strengthener regularly.
If you want soft, bendy nails, you should apply a nail strengthener regularly after washing your hands and before going to bed so that they become stronger and more durable over time!
6. Cut your nails regularly but not too short!
You should cut your nails short so that they don’t become brittle or weak when they are dry because the matrix has fallen out of them and that makes them brittle or weak when they become dry!
What’s the cause of nail softness?
1. Weak and brittle nails
Your nails are made up of several layers that consist of the nail matrix, nail bed, nail plate, and nail enamel. The nail matrix is the part of your nail that gives it strength and support. It consists of a layer of keratin which is a protein and forms the root (part) of the nail. The next layer is called the nail bed. This is where your cuticles are located. The next layer is the nail plate which has a thin layer of keratin on top to protect it against external damage such as scratches, pressure, or heat from hot surfaces like stovetops or ovens. Finally, there is your enamel which covers all your cuticles, ridges, sides, and tips to protect them from damage and make them smooth for you to wear or for them to keep up with all their fun activities!
2. Weakness in nails
As we age our nails become weaker due to wear and tear since they are exposed to different environmental factors such as extreme temperatures, chemicals in air pollution, or harsh chemicals used around us like pesticides in our gardens or lawns. These factors weaken our nails so they can’t support themselves properly when we perform activities like cutting something with a sharp edge or even when we’re just walking around barefoot on concrete floors (which can be very rough on our feet!).
3. Lack of protein in nails
Nails grow along with hair so if you don’t have enough protein in your body you won’t have enough protein to make nails grow properly.
4. Lack of vitamins in nails
A lack of vitamins can cause your nails to become weak and brittle as well. These vitamins are B-complex, C, D, and E which are also essential for hair growth so if you don’t have enough of these it can cause your nails to become weak and brittle as well.
5. Too much water
This is a common problem many people have with their nails like when they wash their hands after using the bathroom or taking a shower. This excess water is taking away the nutrients from our nails so they can’t grow properly and get stronger! So be sure to keep your hands dry or wash them only when necessary!
6. Excessive calcium intake
Excessive calcium intake can weaken your nail matrix so it will lose its strength and eventually break off! This can happen due to excess consumption of dairy products such as milk or cheese which contain high levels of calcium or because of foods we use that are high in calcium such as spinach, broccoli, and kale.
The Bottom line
Your nails are there to protect you, help you grip things, and hold on to your self-esteem. If you’re not careful and you stop caring about your nails, they will start to grow very quickly and become very strong. They can also get very, very soft and bendy. The best thing you can do is to care for your nails as if they were hair. If you’re not careful, they can become your biggest enemy. Using a nail strengthener is a good idea, as is using a nail file and remover. Wear gloves when working with metal, concrete, or hardwood floors, and wear house shoes when going outside. Also, keep your fingers and toes crossed that there aren’t any UR-nails on the dance floor.
1. What if I don’t have any nails?
Go to a doctor and see if there’s anything you can do about it. There are many people who don’t have nails, so there’s no reason for you to be the only one!
2. What do I do when my nails grow too long?
Get rid of your nails. If you’re not careful, they’ll grow very quickly and become very strong. They can also get very soft and bendy, so be sure to take care of them.
3. What if my nail is growing straight out of my finger instead of curving around it?
Use a nail file and gently file it down until it curls around your finger as normal. Don’t worry; this doesn’t hurt!