To clean and whiten finger nails--dip in bleach--wash hands with soap and warm water. Really works.
Editor's Note: This does work but I'd recommend at least a 3 parts water to one part bleach and be careful not to breathe in the fumes.
By C. H. from Jerusalem, Ohio
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By Carol Tewksbury (Guest Post)03/11/2006
Lemon juice works the same way. It can also be combed thru your hair just before you sit in the sun to help lighten it.
By pam (Guest Post)03/11/2006
I have also used lemon juice- instead of the bleach- @ 30 seconds to a minute then soap and water.
A little safer is Hydrogen peroxide and a cotton swab. I discovered this while whitening my teeth and it dribbled ;)
You can use a whitening pencil sold in the manicure/pedicure section of all drug stores. It is not as pretty, but works in a tight pinch!
diluted bleach works pretty well for me. I am a scenic artist at Seaworld and use a lot of earth tone colors. I'm not one for wearing gloves when I am sponging on these colors so my nails usually end up looking pretty nasty. I scrub them with soap and water and when I get home I put a little bleach and water in the sink and soak my fingers for a few seconds. It works.
By Jane Young (Guest Post)03/10/2006
Another Very good way to clean nails - will also bleach out colour from old nail polish. Just soak your nails in lemon juice - Real Lemon is fine. This is sasfe, the smell isn't overpowering and it works like a charm
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