The number of people with nail growths is rising dramatically.
The average American woman has more than one growth on her nails each day.
The growing trend is a cause for concern because it can lead to the spread of cancer.
The American Cancer Society estimates that about 7 million people are diagnosed with nail-related cancers every year, with more than 50,000 cases each year.
The nail-growing trend is no laughing matter.
But there’s a way to avoid the dreaded growths, and that means learning how to get them to grow.
“The main thing is just getting your nails on them properly,” says Dr. David Hirsch, an orthodontist at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of “The New Normal: How Modern Dentistry and the Age of Dental Hygiene Have Shaped Our Lives.”
To do that, you need to take some time to learn how to properly apply the tools, like a brush and a nail clipper, he says.
“I’m a big believer in practicing like an expert,” Hirsch says.
If you’ve ever tried a nail polish, the answer to this question may be yes.
“It’s not as hard as you think,” Hickey says.
The key is finding the right tools.
“When you put on a polish, you want it to be shiny and have a little bit of shine to it,” Huchler says.
In the case of a nail, that shine will come from a brush, a nail brush, or a clipper.
If your nails are growing out of control, Hirsch recommends trying a brush with a small flat, round tip, like the size of a small thumbnail.
“That’s what you want your brush to be,” Hochler says, “because you want to get it on your nails, not in the middle of them.”
You’ll also want to make sure that your nails aren’t too thick or too thin.
The thicker your nails the harder it is to get the growths to budge.
“They’ll take a while to get there,” Hanchler says of growths.
If they’re growing out in the first place, you may need to use a nail filler, such as a cream, to thin them out.
“You’ll need to do a lot of application to get a little thickness,” Hichler says before adding, “But if you apply the nail-filler as a gentle way to get to the growth, it should work.”
He also recommends using a nail oil.
“If you’re using nail polish with a lot more oil on it, it’s going to be a bit thicker,” Hanchett says.
Huchier recommends applying the nail filler and nail clippers on top of each other with the tip of the nail clippers pointing upward.
To help with the process, Huchiers advises applying the clippers to the nail surface, not the sides.
“Just as you’re applying a clippable, you’re actually applying the growth,” he says, adding, “[The clippability] helps with the growth process.”
Once you’re happy with your nail growth, Hochier suggests adding nail polish remover, or an extra coat of wax, to keep it looking longer and cleaner.
“Now, what you have to do is just make sure you use the right kind of wax,” Hutchler says as he points to a small bottle of nail polish that’s just a dab or two of product.
“This is a good product to use for people who have dry, chapped or chapped nails,” he adds.
“To use this kind of product, you’ll have to go out and buy a bottle that’s a little smaller, and it’s not going to look as good.”
To make sure the nail growth stays in place, Hanchlers suggests wiping the area with a tissue.
Hichier says that’s not a good idea, and recommends using cotton balls or a damp cloth to apply a gentle dab to the area.
Then you can dab it in slowly, slowly and lightly to make the nail grow, and let it dry, so that it doesn’t go brittle.
To finish the process and keep the growth from coming apart, Hanchets recommends using nail glue.
“There’s this big rubber compound that goes on your nail, and a little dab of nail glue is applied,” he explains.
“And then it sits on the nail for a minute or two, and then it’s gone.
So, when you put it on, you don’t have to worry about it coming apart.
That’s what I do when I have dry nails.”
It’s all about the tools Huchlers says are necessary to get started.
“As you start to put on the wax, you really need to have a lot, because it takes a while for it to fully grow,” he tells ABC News.
“Then you’re going to want to add a couple coats of wax. And that’s