okjellno wrote:When I started playing guitar my nails did not hook. Then my nailbeds grew out(I had been biting my nails/nailbeds since childhood), and with them some of my nails started hooking. Since they did not hook to begin with, I began to suspect that making my nailbeds more evenly curved/less pointy under the nail would help with the hooking. To fix this I had to use a knife and cut into the nailbed under the nail(while using weed for the pain). Currently I'm just making sure to push back the nailbed so it does not grow too uneven/pointy again, and everything is perfect. I'm not sure I can recommend this method to anyone. Since everyone's different, there's probably a good chance this only works for me.
A big big no no to this one. What your doing is the equivalent of having a nail caught on something and ripping itself off the nailbed. Believe me this will not help your nail in anyway. My wife can testify to this. Her one nail will not grow properly and when it does theres no strength.
I have hooks in the middle of i and m. My own solution was to either shorten those two nails to about 1-2mm pass the fingertip with no ramp, just rounded. Or if they are longer then i use the heated teaspoon trick which really does work well. I cant play with ramped nails. I find the tone is too inconsistent. If my hand isnt in its precise angle of attack then all of that fullness is gone