After reading this natural ways for strengthening your nails all salons for chiropodist, and all chemical treatments will be your history.
Even if you don’t polish your nails often or you avoid harsh chemicals they can still be split and broken. This natural ways will save you the fortune you spend for spa and chemical treatments! Try the following tips:
Cut your nails. If you have weak nails with tendency of breaking, try cutting them for a while. When your nails are shorter, they are less likely to break, and you will have time to remedy the situation before they grow out again.
Start getting healthy fats. Your body needs good fats. They support rapid growth of strong and healthy nails. Enrich your daily diet with more fatty fish, olive oil, coconut oil, walnuts, eggs, almonds, sunflower seeds and avocados.
Cauliflower for healthy nails. There is a lot of biotin in cauliflower contributing to thicker and stronger nails. You should also include tuna, Swiss chard, cheese, mushrooms and peanut butter in your diet since they are also full of this vitamin.
Proteins are important for nails. Keratin is a type of protein, and it is the key structural component of nails. If your nails are weak and they split easily, maybe you aren’t getting enough of this protein. You can find proteins in fish, eggs, yogurt, beans, chickpeas, and lean meats.
Horsetail extract. Silica is a mineral which helps strengthening nails, and horsetail extract is an excellent source of this mineral. Try this supplement or you can try horsetail herb tea, great satisfaction! This will also help you have a healthy hair.
Make own soak. This is a fast method. Mix a couple egg yolks, add tablespoon of olive oil and put your fingers in this soak for about 10 minutes. If you like, you can also add milk, honey and jojoba oil to your mix. Do it twice a week.
Moisturize. If your hands are a lot in the water, your nails will quickly be dried out. Dry hands and cuticles also lead to unsightly, unhealthy nails. Apply tickly moisture on your hands and cuticles at night. Make your own simple cuticle oil, which will contain essential oils and vitamin E like myrrh, frankincense and lemon or try almond, jojoba and olive oil.
Gently polish your nails. If you are using standard fingernail polishes which contain harsh chemicals your nails will become weaker over time. Beside harsh chemicals try avoiding solvents, alcohol, acetone or resins that help the color stick to the nail. Many brands contain these harsh ingredients, so try to looking for brands that doesn’t contain formaldehyde, toluene and phthalates.
Avoid hand sanitizers. Most sanitizers makes your hands and nails dry. It’s because they contain alcohol. Wash your hands with water and moisturizing soap instead. You can also make your own hand sanitizer on natural bases. Mix tea tree oil, aloe vera, witch hazel, lavender essential oil and vitamin E in a sprayer, and the result will be 100% natural sanitizer.