They always chip and break and I end up clipping them all off. I am embarrassed to get a pedicure with no toenails or chipped nails. What should I do?I have a gift certificate for a pedicure but my toenails won't grow?
Get one anyways. Peicures are amazing and you will feel pampered. They will take care of your toenails for you by filing them and rounding them off. They'll clip them and take off the extra skin on the sides so they don't look so embarassing and untidy. They also paint them and no matter how short your toenails are, they will look much more amazing with a little paint on them and a pretty design on the big toenail.
Please though, don't get fake toenails. You will be stubbing them all the time if you wear flipflops, or have an uncomfortable time wearing shoes.I have a gift certificate for a pedicure but my toenails won't grow?
get fake nails put on them. they're use to alot of people getting them put on to give the toenails longer length.
a pedicure will help your nails grow. It sounds like you need to use a nail strengthener like Sally Hansen Hard as Diamonds. You need to go get the pedicure. Ask her what to do about it.
Get one anyway. Treat yourself to a pedicure. Trust me your feet aren't nearly as bad as what they're accustomed to seeing. If the length of your toe nails is your only concern you can also have acrylic tips applied to your toe nails to add length.
Since a pedicure is almost twice the price as a manicure, why not explain your situation to the salon. Ask if they can substitute a manicure (since you are ';downgrading';).
On the positive side, you are still patronizing them--rather than taking your business elsewhere, and they do not want to loose you as a customer. Remember to tip them, and be courteous to them--expecially if you would like them to be your regular salon
Hope this helps. Best of luck to you and your nails.
1] file toenails so they edges are smooth, not necessarily even with other toenails
2] buff them! use the smooth/buff/polish sides, not the even out ridges side
3] try a nail hardener, like Sally Hanson