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I Have Long Nails

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    I usually keep my nails long, but if I break one, I cut them all short and start over. I enjoy long nails, but not crazy-scary long.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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    don't do anything to my nails,

    though. they just grow, long, hard, and fast. reason i don't cut them regularly: 1) they're pretty cool 2) I'm too lazy 3) they're more like claws, so they're really easy to use if you want to do self-harming by scratching or scalping your scars and lips (I do all three, if you...
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival 13-15 Jan 3

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    Long Nails As A Hair Stylist

    I use my long  nails to help me part the hair or lift  the hair,  as needed. But as far as hitting the keys on the computer board  uggggggggggggg Iv been typing with long nails for years and still cant typ with them ........... that's why i never became a Secretary, cant typ...
    westsideblues1 westsideblues1 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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    I've Always Had Long Nails

    I even had somewhat long nails when I was a kid! I never grow them so long that they look like talons though. I don't find that as nice. Long, but not excessively long, is the perfect length for me. I have no problems with them and I only sometimes break the thumb nails and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 16, 2009

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    Err...some nails. Sometimes.

    I never cut them, they always break off before they get to a good length. My job is so hard on them, even a few coats of super durable polish wont help. Which is a damn shame, because I really don't function well with not-enough-nail. I use them for evert thing, most important...
    Starrkya Starrkya 18-21, F Dec 18, 2014

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    Why Must It Always Be A Problem?

    I have been told repeatedly that many women would covet my nails and the speed at which they grow. Although the appearance of my nails doesn't matter to me, they're quite useful (for opening old containers and such)... but I'm a guy. People nearest to the general location of my...
    CynicalWhimsicality CynicalWhimsicality 18-21, M Feb 23, 2012

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    Long Nails And The Pinky Even Longer

    I always have long fingernails that are manicured and polished in wild colors. I've had them as long as having more free edge than nail bed, of course that makes typing difficult and I wouldn't be able to make a fist. Usually I keep them as long as I can without them making...
    Vyjena Vyjena 46-50, T Apr 8, 2012

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    Mine are naturally long.

    They kind of get in the way, but my bf likes me to scratch his back for him sometimes so I keep them. Sometimes I cut them because of bowling and they are back to crazy long like two days later.
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2014

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    They Grow Quickly

    I don't get them done anymore, they just grow. I keep them a bit shorter these days because of my 2 year old, I don't want to scratch her. When I was younger I would pay tons of money getting wraps that would only wreck them. I remember when I soaked the wraps off...the damage...
    SweetlyLingering SweetlyLingering 66-70, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2012

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    Love Long Nice Nails

    i sometimes have tried extension with gel. about 15 to 20 mm long and it feels soo nice. my natural nails is about 10 mm on all fingers and I love them when polished. I have manicure and pedicure at a salon at least every 2nd week
    Cissieall Cissieall 41-45, T 1 Response Feb 1, 2012

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    French Acrylic.

    They are a touch longer then the ones in the group picture. I have them because I love the look of long nails but due to varies reasons my real nails are as thin as paper and snap before they have any real length on them. - RDW
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2007

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    The Beginning...

    I am a 29-year-old chap, my pinky nails are longer than 20 cm and the others are beyond 10. I was 5, when I noticed that my mom omits my pinky nails from cutting. She explained me just in order to have "moody" cat nails when I entered the school. And really, they were...
    Zoli Zoli 26-30 3 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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    Always Had Them Long!!!

    I've had my nails long for about 20 years now, I used to bite them as a child, but once they started to grow I just left them to it!I find it annoying when one breaks, especially if it's one of the longer ones, but I've never been tempted to cut them all to the same length and...
    Lootz42 Lootz42 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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    my youtube channel katelan.

    fisher has my french manicure tutorial on how i do it on my nails so they look cute and elegant
    katelanfisher katelanfisher 16-17, F Jan 4, 2014

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    I love my long nails

    but I hate it when they break up from me! :'(
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F Sep 22, 2014

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    I always wanted long nails

    since i was little. i thought they were cool haha. Maybe i was just weird. I didn't like the process of acrylic nails... They grow long really fast and a lot of people comment on how my nails are gross just because they are longer than theirs. It's not like they're so long they...
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I Don't Glam It Up Though

    - I have nails that grow long and hard fast. I keep hearing how some have a hard time typing with long nails. With me it is opposite. I make more typos when I have short nails. I guess my nails grip the keys like claws or something. I don't get into polishing, studding, filing...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Dec 2, 2013

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    "Nail Salon Addict"

     I'm obessed with my nails, and I feel better when they are nice and neat.  I usually go to the salon every two to three weeks.  I have my natural nails overlayed with crystal and they are so pretty.  I have tried it all acrylic, gel, pink and white, ...
    smooches smooches 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 13, 2009

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    I LOVE LONG NAILS, BUT IT'S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO TYPE

    One of the few beauty pleasures I induldge in, is long nails.  I just love them!  And they are no problem in anything I do in life, except they slow me down on the computer.  That annoys me.  Normally, without nails, I type 80 wpm.  Now, with long...
    joscelyn joscelyn 46-50 4 Responses May 22, 2008

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    Stop Growing!!

    I neglect to cutting them and they eventually grow. Too fast!! I keep trying to tell them, but they don't listen, just keep on growing. I know I'm going to have to cut them eventually, but I like them the way they are at the moment. Problem is, they keep breaking off. i'll look...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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    These are my natural nails

    after a week of growth. I am curious to see how long they would get if I didn't trim them for the piano, but they are way overdue. I adore the look of lethally long nails with a cherry gleam a la Lana Del Rey. I wish I could utilize these claws for the purposes of vanity and...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 8, 2014

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    I love the noise from using my nails to tap

    objects like keyboards and on my phone screen I love spending time painting my nails and keeping them healthy But the main reason I have long nails is I love to scratch
    SlightlySparkles SlightlySparkles 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2014

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    i love my long strong nails now i did shorten them but im giving them a little break and then letting them grow again, but one thing that does get to me is that i cant have colored...
    minecraft400 minecraft400 26-30, F May 17

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    Yeah I do, a bit longer than boys standard.. I never got the chance to grow my hair long because my parents were very strict and my dad always said, boys must keep their hair short...
    simplydbest simplydbest 22-25, M 1 Response May 15

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    I prefer to wear my hair long. Was on wrestling team in high school and couldn't. Have worn it long mostly ever since.
    RocknRollCowboy71 RocknRollCowboy71 41-45, M May 16

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    How long is to long for curly hair ? Lol
    roxy20122929292 roxy20122929292 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    There are actually so long!!!! There naturally long and then I put mascara on and they look fake. I love my eyelashes.
    ItsJustRebecca ItsJustRebecca 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love long hair, sorry but short hair gets on my nerves
    StevieOakley14 StevieOakley14 13-15, F May 9

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    My hair is getting so long, I'm happy with it for a change 😄
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 11

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    My hair is quite long, almost hip length, I think short hair doesn't look good on me. I don't really fuss over my hair, I don't wash it everyday because it is thick, drying time...
    MRedgrave22 MRedgrave22 22-25, F 4 Responses May 11

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    I am missing my long hair. I am growing it back though.
    Shansai84 Shansai84 26-30, F 1 Response May 14

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    Then I cut it short and I'm loving my hairstyle because long hair gives you problems. You've to wait for them to dry up. Now I'm free! My hair are shoulder length. :)
    chocolateinmyblood chocolateinmyblood 18-21, F May 14

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    I love long haired girls. I admire beautiful hairs. I love to talk about hairs. So girls interested can msg me, preferably Indians.
    damcrazykid damcrazykid 22-25, M 2 Responses May 15

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    I love having long hair because I can fix it to look like a princess or an elf (/*_*)/I think I'm going to try this hairstyle tomorrow (:
    skyrule skyrule 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't have an idea wht my head shape is. But what I'm sure is that I never looked suitable with short hairstyles.
    arcticxcx arcticxcx 13-15, F 1 Response May 9

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    I have been using herbal shampoo to keep the strands strong and healthy. A few strands of white hair can hide underneath, but I'll wait a few more years before I bother with hair...
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe 41-45, F 7 Responses May 11

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    My hair used to be down to my hips, but it was super curly, so it only reached my mid-back when it was curly. People were always surprised with it's length because they thought it...
    MacBloo2 MacBloo2 13-15, F 1 Response May 14

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    I take around 45 minutes to 1 hour in a hot shower. Just the feeling of warm water on your head is so relaxing :)
    ReemNoctis ReemNoctis 16-17, F 2 Responses May 3

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    yes thats right, dreadlocks...been cultivating this growth for 5 years now. Its about shoulder lenght now.
    WinterSunShine WinterSunShine 18-21, M 1 Response May 4

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    I lost a bet so thats why im wearing this  but i might wear it afteward its comforttable lol 
    Sladetgx57 Sladetgx57 18-21, M 2 Responses May 8

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    I let my friend who sits behind me play with my hair during class :) Sometimes he puts it in different styles, too
    JennyRose2 JennyRose2 13-15, F 4 Responses May 8

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    and I cut my own hair... there are heaps of 'how to cut your own hair' tutorial in youtube.
    autotonsorialist autotonsorialist 41-45, F May 9