If you are on a strict budget, but still need some good remedies for brittle nails, you can make them at home and have lasting results that cannot be said for some of those much-advertised products. Here are a few best home remedies for brittle nails!
1. Vitamin E and tea tree oil
A couple of drops of Vitamin E with a teaspoon of tea tree oil will help you to have healthier, stronger nails and will prevent nail fungus and any existing infections. Massage it into your nails thoroughly every day and it won’t take that long to see the results!
2. Lemon juice and olive oil
A few drops of lemon juice mixed with a teaspoon of olive oil is one of the best home remedies for brittle nails. Massage the mixture into your nails, let it soak in and slip soft gloves on. Use it at least two times a week, and it will help you to transform your brittle nails.
3. Vitamin E oil
Vitamin E oil ampoules or capsules are a great ingredient any woman should have in her stash. You can use it not only on your nails, but also add it to your skin and hair care mixtures too! A gentle massage with a few drops of Vitamin E oil will improve the condition of your nails and make them healthier. For better results wear manicure gloves.
4. Lemon juice
Nail polishes and harsh nail polish removers that contain formaldehyde will dry your nails and can cause them to take on a yellowish tinge. So try to avoid nail polish removal, and use a remover with a non-acetone base if needed. Another universal and natural solution for this is lemon juice! Just squeeze the lemon juice out, then dip a cotton pad in it and swipe every nail. Massage the leftover juice in, allow it to dry on your nails and wash your hands in lukewarm water.
5. Sea salt cure
Mix together 2 teaspoons of sea salt with 2 drops of lemon juice, wheat germ oil, myrrh oil and frankincense oil. Pour the mixture into a bowl of lukewarm water, soak your hands and try to keep them soaked for at least 15 minutes. Do it twice a week and it will certainly help transform your weak, brittle nails.
6. Herbal mask
This is one of my favorite home remedies for my nails! Pour boiling water over the mixture of a teaspoon each of peppermint and chamomile tea, and let them steep for about an hour and a half. Strain herbs away and mix in 2 tablespoons of wheat flour and half a teaspoon of olive oil. Blend and apply to your nails, leave for 20-30 minutes and then rinse off.
7. Beer soak
Apple cider vinegar, olive oil and beer are a good remedy for your brittle nails. Mix a warm olive oil, apple cider vinegar and beer. Soak your nails into the mixture for about 15 minutes! Very easy, fast and a perfect way to use those beer leftovers!
Spend a few minutes of your day doing something really good for yourself! Take a small amount of vegetable oil of choice, nail cream or moisturizing cream and apply on every nail, massaging thoroughly and gently all the way. The oil or cream will soften your cuticles and add moisture, and a massage will improve blood circulation, making your nails much healthier, stronger and even longer!
Are there some home remedies for nails you like to use? Share your thoughts, please!