Nail grooming kits are not just for women as men who know how to groom themselves is an attractive quality. Nonetheless, it is important to invest in a nail grooming kit as it helps keep the nails on your hands and feet properly trimmed. This is so that hangnails and jagged edges can be prevented. Here are a few of the essential items that will help you to properly groom your nails.
Strong, hard, and sharp are some of the features of a good nail clipper. This is because; the sharpened edges compress against each other which makes nail cutting much more efficient. Other important features are such as being small, compact, portable, lightweight and simple to use with both hands. There are different types of nail clippers, with the most common ones being French style, standard, and ring lock.
There is usually more than one type of scissors in a nail grooming kit, but the nail scissors is very easy to spot as it has the longest and widest blades. The purpose of this scissors is to offer a smooth shearing cut that does not do any damage to the nail. It has sharpened edges that never touch each other, only the flat part of the blade touches the opposite side. Just like any type of scissors, it has moving parts that will need the occasional lubrication. To ensure you get the best kinds of nail scissors, the edges should be rounded off.
Bearing a similarity to a pair of pliers, nail nippers can perform many tasks other tools can’t such as cutting thickened or fungal nails. They are usually shaped with either a straight or concave blade and have a hairline gap in-between. Typically, nail nippers are not as hard as clippers as the edges are needed to be sharpen by hand in order to create the hairline gap. Although the steel is softer, it does not affect the performance. There are a variety of nail nippers that serve different purposes such as the toenail nipper, ingrown nail nipper, and specialty nippers.
Once you have finish cutting your nails, it is important to file them in order to maintain the health of your nail. A popular type of nail file is known as the triple cut file which consists of grooves cut into the steel itself. The grooves are in a diagonal direction and then diagonal again in the other direction. The main benefit of it is that it will not wear off, peel or chip. Another popular type of nail file is made of glass. This tool offers the best motion as it is not too harsh on the nails. It only scrapes the surface without sanding it down.