What is the worst feeling..? Many people would have different perceptions but for sure all will agree having a nail chipped is one of them. Brittle nails are the culprit for it. They make your nails fragile and thus your nails can easily be damaged. There are many remedies for these, some chemical some natural. If you have brittle nails then I am sure you would have tried all possible cures to come over it. I did the same when I was suffering from them but to my disappointment all failed at first but then some home remedies came to my rescue which I am going to share with you today. When I was going through the brittle nails period I know how I used to hide them, they not only used to look ugly but the chipped nails also hurt, never the less when everything fails only home remedies come to the rescue that’s what happened in this case with me. Coming back let us look at some of the remedies I followed and benefitted.
Olive oil and lemon juice mix:
Olive oil and lemon juice mix is the savior in case of brittle nails. This is all you need to get over those rigid nails. Talking about both separately olive oil is a wonderful moisturizer and lemon has some great healing and cleaning properties. What you need to do is to mix both and apply on your nails and around them and wear manicure gloves after your nails have absorbed oil. Keep it overnight for best results.
Just like olive oil even coconut oil is a real good moisturizer and isn’t that what your hard, brittle, rigid and fragile nails are demanding? There is another benefit of this oil, it also protects the fingers and nails from infections, so that’s another plus for this one. You can apply it in the same manner on and around your fingers. Preferable warm it and then apply overnight for best results.
This one is a little different from the rest and quite effective and largely helped me too. Here for this mix you need to have with you some beer, apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Mix all the ingredients in equal quantity. Well what you need to do is soak your nails in the mixture for nearly 15-20 minutes, repeat the same procedure 3-4 times a week for best results. One of the most effective ways to curb brittle nails, try it..!
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Sea salt treatment:
This again is a mix of oils like wheat germ oil, frankincense oil and other ingredients like lemon juice and sea salt. Soaking your nails in this solution for nearly 15 minutes can help you curb the menace of brittle nails. Well sea salt also has some disinfectant properties which is beneficial for curing some fungal infections. So with this treatment you shoot two targets with just one arrow and bingo.
Biotin and vitamin supplements:
Nails just like other part of our body need some nutrients to remain healthy and fit. They require a good amount of zinc, calcium, iron, vitamin C and A. Thus we need to include these in our diets naturally or in the form of some supplements. Biotin or B complex vitamin is a must for healthy nails and one can attain it naturally from sources such as bananas, peanuts, oatmeal and soya among many other sources.
Well these are the few selected remedies that have really helped me cure my problem. I hope they happen to be the solutions you have been searching for and believe me, you surely will see the results yourself when you follow any one of the above. Do share with us your experience or if you already follow any one of the above suggested remedies. Waiting to hear from you guys too..!