I try to strum gently, which eases the wear and tear on my nails. However there are many products and other tips available. If you go to Strings By Mail's website, you will find all sorts of nail care products. Classical guitarists fuss over their nails so if you google 'classical guitar nail care' you will get other ideas. Those acrylic nails are one solution. There is a product called Hard as a Hoof that you can get on Amazon. It is certainly better for your nails than super glue!