10 Ways To Cure Weak And Brittle Nails

Ways to Cure Weak and Brittle Nails

I know how it feels when you want to visit a nail art shop but your brittle nails don’t allow you to go for such beauty trends, as they break off too easily. This is the reason I have come up with 10 ways to cure weak and brittle nails.

At least 3 out of 10 women have nails prone to breaking, peeling and splitting. Brittle nails these days are among the most commonly seen beauty ailments.

While glossy beauty magazines provoke you to go for the cutting edge nail treatments that would cost you cost a fortune, I have come up with 10 fabulous ways of curing weak nails at home. I am not talking about the falsies or the quick fixes for the broken nails but effective results in the long run. All you need is to sneak into your kitchen cupboards for the supplies.

Do have a look at 10 ways to cure brittle and weak nails!

1. Daily Olive Oil Soak

Benefits of olive oil are endless. It’s truly the most versatile ingredient useful for various parts of body, from skin and hair to digestive system and even nails. Apart from reducing high cholesterol level and effectively moisturizing the skin and hair, it also penetrates repairs and ultimately strengthens the nails.

[Also Read: Long Lasting Nail Polish]

How to apply –

Simply soak your nails in extra virgin olive oil for 10 minutes a day and watch the magic happen!

Daily Olive Oil Soak

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2. Weekly Hot Oil and Lemon Treatment

Call it old school, but hot oil and lemon treatments are inarguably effective. The hot variety has always worked wonders on hair and nails, especially when mixed with lemon juice to offer a nourishing weekly nail treatment!

How to apply –

Mix hot olive oil with a few drops of lemon juice – fresh or bottled, your choice. Dip cotton wool in the mixture, place it on the nail and secure with a piece of foil. Leave it on for 10 minutes and remove. You’ll notice your nails have become shiny and healthier. Plus the lemon juice removes the stubborn yellow tinge caused by overuse of nail polish!

julia roberts uses olive oil to soften her skin improve her nails

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3. Sea Salt Soak

As we all know sea salt is commonly used in the bath as for its healing and rejuvenating properties, so we can make use of this for grooming up our nails too.

How to apply –

Simply mix 4 teaspoons of sea salt with some warm water (as well as a few drops of wheat germ oil if you have it) and soak your nails for 10 minutes. You’ll soon begin to notice they look and feel lot healthier as well as considerably more robust!

Sea Salt Soak

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4. Milk Bath

By treating nails with milk, the calcium content of the milk strengthens nails thereby preventing them from splitting and peeling whilst retaining the whiteness!

How to apply –

Immerse your nails in a bowl of warm milk for around 5 minutes. You can even try mixing in egg yolks and let the added protein really toughen your nails up.

Milk Bath

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5. Tea Tree Oil Drops

Tea tree oil is another useful ingredient, treated on everything from clearing up acne to treating chicken pox. It’s an effective antiseptic and a fabulous moisturizer.

How to apply-

Apply a few drops to your nails few times a week to heal the damage from previous cracks and condition your cuticles at the same time.

Tea Tree Oil Drops

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6. Vaseline

Dehydration is a primary cause of brittle nails and this is one of the major reasons of nails drying out super quick. Vaseline has numerous uses. Read more.

How to apply-

Apply Vaseline to your nails at night to help keep them hydrated and prevent them from splitting.

vaseline for Nails

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7. Proper diet

No matter how much we practice all sorts of nourishing topical treatments, a proper diet is a must for healthy and beautiful nails. Food rich in the B Vitamin Biotin can work wonders on strengthening nails. You can find it in cauliflower, peanuts and lentils. Saturated Fats are also essential for healthy strong nails so try to incorporate things like avocado and coconut oil in to your diet.

diet for nails

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8. File

Prefer round nails than sharp and edgy nails. Something as simple as keeping the edges of your nails filed means they will be far less likely to peel. Only file in one direction though, as a back and forth motion actually weakens the nail.

nail massage

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9. Massage

Did you know that massaging your nails in a circular motion will stimulate blood flow to the area helping them grow stronger?

There isn’t a much cheaper remedy than this so get to it right now. Use any moisturizer you have to hand but if you happen to have one which contains Shea butter then that’s even better.

10. Wear Dish Gloves

This is not any treatment but a careful household core can really prevent the nails from getting damaged.

Did you know water damage the nails mostly?

The science behind this condition states that our nails tend to expand when in water and contract when drying. Thus, nails become weak and brittle. Well, this doesn’t mean you should avoid the shower.

Just simply wear gloves when you wash the dishes, if you do not use dishwasher. Apart from water, the detergent damages nails further.

Wear Dish Gloves

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Well, if you follow these 10 ways to cure weak and brittle nails, I’m sure you’ll not only be saved from spending a fortune but have healthy and shiny nails. So raid your cupboard and dig out the simple stuff and start the healing process.

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