I Have Long Nails

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 231 People

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Oct 8, 2014

    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

    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
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jun 11, 2011

    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

    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

    Fairly Long Nails. I have fairly long nails

    but they do tend to get slightly longer and sharper depending on how many weeks it's been since i've last had them done. My loved ones have called my nails 'claws' or 'talons' although they're not really that sharp.
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    Nov 20, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    Jan 4, 2014

    I love my long nails

    but I hate it when they break up from me! :'(
    PetiteChica PetiteChica
    22-25, F
    Sep 22, 2014

    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
    5 Responses Mar 6, 2013

    They're fake cause sometimes I have to do stuff

    with my hands that I just can't do with super long ones. Currently, I have some very pointy nude ones on. My friend calls me "dragon claw". Lol!
    malinica malinica
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 9

    Had to cut them today.

    Started crying so my mom bought me fake ones
    Mikah1022 Mikah1022
    13-15, F
    Nov 26, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 18, 2014

    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, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Feb 20, 2014

    "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

    I love my claws, broke 1,

    but it was to prevent having it ripped off (had that done twice now) but the rest are at a quarter of an inch now and I love it! better yet, 100% natural, barely chip or crack, even nail clippers (both finger and toe) have a hard time cutting them, and they make my kitties happy...
    Zurea Zurea
    26-30, T
    Aug 23, 2015

    I love growing out my nails.

    My nails are pretty strong so they usually don't break. I've gotten comments that my nails are much longer than my friends who is a girl. I'm hoping she brings a bottle of nail polish and makes me paint my nails for letting them grow so long.
    LittleSissyChris LittleSissyChris
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2015

    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
    70+, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2012

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2007

    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

    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

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 8, 2014

    I was growing my nails

    for 6 months and they broke i hate when that happens so now i never forgot to paint them
    MoonlightVampire MoonlightVampire
    13-15, F
    Nov 27, 2015

    correction..... past tense.

    ..had,i've been growing my nails out for some time now they are healthy BUT...but in a fit of rage i just bite them off, NICE, *self~destructive*
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015

    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

    Sometimes

    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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