Nails enhance the beauty of the fingers and therefore healthy nails are important. However with the continuous use of cosmetic products and nail polish removers, the nail becomes dry and brittle which is susceptible to cracking and breaking.
Below Are 10 Home Remedies For Brittle Nails
Lemon juice is very effective for brittle juice. Squeeze the juice out of a lemon and soak a cotton ball in it. Dab the juice on each of the nails gently and massage it for 1-2 minutes. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this process once every week for healthy nails. It also removes the yellowish stains on the nails caused by the excessive use of nail polish and removers.
Coconut oil provides lustre to nails and removes dryness. Take coconut oil in a container and slightly warm the oil. Take a cotton ball and soak it in the warm oil. Apply this warm oil on your fingers and massage gently. Leave it overnight. The oil will get completely absorbed by the nails. If excess oil is present wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this process 2-3 times in a week for best results.
Almond Oil And Olive Oil
Take 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, almond oil and olive oil in a container. Warm the oil in a microwave. Soak small pieces of cotton in the warm oil. Apply this cotton balls on the top of the nails and wrap your fingers with foils. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and then slowly unwrap the foil and remove the cotton from the nails. This method helps in the penetration of the oil into the nails. Repeat this process once in a week to see the difference.
Mustard oil is beneficial for brittle nails. Mustard oil is viscous in nature, hence take 2-3 tablespoon of mustard oil in a container and warm the oil. Soak the nails in warm oil for 10-15 minutes. Remove your fingers from the oil and massage the oil gently till it is absorbed. Wash off the excess oil with lukewarm water. Repeat this process 1-2 times in a week for healthy and shiny nails.
Olive Oil And Lemon Juice
Olive oil and lemon juice combination is excellent for brittle nails. Warm 2-3 teaspoon of olive oil in a container and squeeze half a lemon juice to it. now apply massage this mix on your nails for 2-3 minutes. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash with lukewarm water. Repeat this process twice in a week to see visible differences.
Milk is a natural source of calcium, an element essential for strong nails. Take half bowl of fresh milk and dip your fingers in it so that your nails are fully covered with milk. Leave it for 10 minutes and then remove your fingers from the bowl. Wash your fingers with water. Regularly follow this process to get rid of brittle nails. Also milk moisturizes the nails.
Boil water in a container and add tea leaves to it. Strain this liquid and add 2 teaspoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of wheat flour to form a smooth paste. Dip your fingers in this paste for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with normal water and apply olive oil on the nails. Repeat this process twice in a week for effective results.
Salt can do wonders for your nail. Take a tub of warm water and add 2 teaspoon of salt to it. Add few drops of coconut oil or olive oil to this liquid. Soak your finger nails and toe nails in the solution for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the solution and wash your fingers and toes with normal water. Massage some coconut oil on the nails. Follow this process at least 2 times in a week to see significant difference.
Glycerine And Honey
Glycerine and honey both have moisturizing property and are excellent for brittle nails. Add 1 teaspoon of honey and 2 teaspoon of glycerine to a container. Soak cotton balls in this mix and apply it on your nails. This mix is a viscous liquid therefore allow it to stand for 30 minutes. Wash the nails with lukewarm water. Repeat this process regularly for moisturized and shiny nails.
Milk And Egg Mix
Take half cup of milk and add egg white to it. Soak your fingers in this solution for 10-15 minutes and then wash properly with lukewarm water. Pat dry and apply olive oil on the fingers. Egg is a rich source of protein and is helpful in building healthy nails. This method is effective for brittle nails,