Happy Halloween! Today's festivities have inspired me to write about something scary: the damaging effects long and/or unkempt nails can have on your natural hair. Of course this photo is a gross exaggeration, but the truth is nails that have been allowed to grow unchecked can pose a great risk to the health of your hair. Whenever you wash, detangle, or style, your nails are making constant contact with your hair. This isn't an issue if your nails are in good shape, but if they're cracked, splitting, or cut at sharp angles they could snag onto and pull out your hair strand by strand! Fortunately, there are ways to have pretty nails without impeding hair growth.
How do you keep your nails healthy? Share your tricks in a comment below!