I know how pleasing it is to finally reach the desired length for your nails, after having to wait for long time until they grow, but it is so frustrating to see them starting to break, split or peel one after the other. If you have experienced that then know you are not alone, brittle nails are very common and can be caused by several daily factors like obsession with nail polish, exposure to water, air and diet, but fortunately there are many ways to nurse your brittle nails without having to spend a lot of money on the latest nail treatment products, take a look below at these amazing home remedies for brittle nails and start trying them right away.
7- Daily Soak In Olive oil .
There is no limit for the health benefits of olive oil, beside effectively lowering cholesterol and moisturizing skin and hair, olive oil is also very capable of penetrating and strengthening your nails. Simply soak your nails in olive oil daily for ten minutes and you will be surprised of the results.
6- Hot Oil And Lemon Juice.
Not only cold olive oil that will benefit and strengthen your nails, but also hot olive oil, specially if mixed with lemon juice to create a nourishing and repairing treatment for your nails. Heat up some olive oil but don’t make it too hot, mix with a few drops of lemon juice, dip a cotton ball in the solution and place it on your nail, then secure the cotton with a piece of foil, leave it for twenty minutes and repeat the process weekly, you should notice your nails getting stronger plus lemon can bleach your nails of the awful yellowish ting that occur as a result of too much nail polishing.
5- Weekly Sea Salt Soak.
You may be having some sea salt right in your bathroom already, it is often used in the bath for its rejuvenating properties. Just mix one table spoon of see salt with a cup of warm water and soak your nails for ten minutes, repeat this twice a week.
4- Daily Milk Soak.
What is better for your nails than a daily soak in a bath of protein and calcium? Your nails need calcium and vitamin D to get strong which both exist in milk. Soak your nails in a bowel of warm milk daily preferably if mixed with an egg yolk to add extra benefit and protein for five to ten minutes and you will witness the wonders that will happen to your nails.
3- Tea Tree Oil.
Tea tree oil is another fantastic ingredient that will work wonders on your nails, it contain antiseptic and moisturizing properties that makes it perfect to strengthen and protect your nails.
Simply rub your nails with tea tree oil a few times a week to moisturize and heal any damage in the nails from previous cracks.
2- Eat the Right Diet.
Although topical treatments can go far in treating and repairing your damaged, brittle and weak nails, but nothing is better for your nails than a healthy diet, foods that are rich with Biotin and saturated fats can make a huge difference for the health of your nails, you can find Biotin in cauliflower, nuts and lentils while saturated fats can be found in coconut oil and avocado.
Using too much nail polish can lead to dehydration in your nails (when you start noticing your nails are dry and splitting) therefore cleaning your nails off of nail polish and applying some Vaseline at night will help moisturize and nourish your nails.