When you have thin fragile nails that split, crack, or break often and do not grow easily, it means your nails are weak and brittle. Brittle nails are a common problem amongst both men and women due to various reasons like poor diet, aging and negligence on your part in caring for nail health. Exposure to certain household things that are commonly used in day to day life can make your nails brittle.
For instance, use of household cleaners without using gloves can not only damage the skin of your hands, but also the nails. In the same way, using heater for long hours during winter can make your nails dry and brittle. But treating brittle nails is possible with proper home care using these simple home remedies. If you wish to have strong and unbroken healthy nails, try these remedies.
To retain the moisture, use moisturizer frequently on your hands and nails. After washing your hands, after getting out of the pool, finishing dishwashing or cleaning, apply moisturizer on your fingers and nails. Every time your hands are exposed to water, moisturizing the nails will help you to avoid nails turning brittle.
Mix few drops of lemon juice in 1 tsp of olive oil and apply this mixture on your nails everyday to turn brittle and chipped nails into strong and healthy nails.
Massage this mixture gently on your nails before going to bed and leave overnight after wearing a soft manicure gloves to let the mixture work.
After finishing your house hold jobs, take 1 tsp tea tree oil and add few drops of vitamin E oil and apply in your nails and fingers everyday for transforming your brittle and weak nails into healthy and strong nails. This treatment also helps to avoid any kind of nail infection and fungus build up.
Rub the solution gently on your nails, massage the nails for 5-10 minutes to soften the cuticles and improve blood circulation and wear gloves to let the treatment work overnight. Within a short period, your nails will become healthy.
If your nails are frequently exposed to water, try this simple remedy. Apply any vegetable oil on the top and inside of the nails with the help of a cotton ball or a brush and massage the nails gently for 5-6 minutes every day, three to four times a day.
This treatment will help to replace the moisture that had been washed out due to too much exposure to water and make your brittle nails healthy again.
Too much exposure to water can make your nails brittle. So wear gloves while washing dishes, cleaning, gardening and swimming.
Exposure to water is one of the major causes of turning nails brittle and dry, because water steals away the moisture from your skin and nails.
Keep your nails short, until your nails become thick and strong because longer nails will break and split easily when your nails are brittle.