Use what you have- where you are now- should be the motto for beauty maintenance, especially during these hush economic times. It’s safe to say, having strong healthy nails is totally achievable with home remedies. Here are some homemade nail treatments that will make your brittle nails strong.
Coconut Oil is the holy grail for all things beauty. Apply lukewarm coconut oil on your nails and nail beds, and in a few weeks, expect healthier and better-looking nails. Coconut oil is very hydrating and can help strengthen your nails and soften your cuticles. Also, it has anti-fungal properties which is great news if you’re prone to nail infections. Coconut oil is also an inexpensive substitute to cuticle oils.
Apple Cider Vinegar also has anti-bacterial properties and like coconut oil can be used to treat fungus and infections caused by cracked nails or hanging cuticles. Mix equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water in a bowl and soak your nails in it for 10-15 minutes. Gently massage and push down your cuticles during the dip. Repeat regularly for firm nails.
Egg yolk and milk…No, this is not a healthy drink; this is for your nails. Egg yolk and milk are great moisturizer for your nails that helps your nails grow healthy. Mix the two-apply it like you would your hand moisturizer- lock in the moisture by wearing some plastic gloves.
Garlic Oil helps to encourage nail growth. Rub some minced garlic on your fingernails; however, if you find that to be too strong, you can prepare your own garlic oil or buy it from a natural brand. Apply a mask of this garlic oil to your nails once per week.
Apart from using the above natural remedies, there are a few other tips to follow.
Take a break from acrylic and gel polish. Frequent use of gels, acrylics, and nail art damages the strength and growth of your nails. These plastic and gel nails stop your nails from growing and strengthening.
Tone down the exposure to water: Over-exposure of nails to water can make them really weak and brittle. One may also consider wearing gloves when using water.
Keep A Check On Nail Polish: Almost all nail polishes contain chemical agents that make the nail bed dry. Too much nail polish over extended periods of time can really weaken your nails. Let your nails breathe! And don’t forget to check on the expiration date of the polish or better yet throw it away after every six months.