Beautiful nails demand good deal of care and protection, or else you can have weak brittle nails. Nails that easily crack and they grow pretty slow. Aging, over exposure to water and to excessively dry environment, and application of nail paints for long are most common reasons that make your nails weak.
The cosmetic treatments to cure brittle nails are effective but they cost you a fortune, so why not think about some remedies that you can do on your own, thus, saving your hard-earned money. Here are some DIY remedies involving use of ingredients found in your kitchen you can use to cure your weak brittle nails:
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid and alpha-hydroxy acids that moisturizes nails, thus, preventing breaking of nails. Just mix some apple cider vinegar in some water and dab it with a cotton ball on your nails.
Olive oil and Lemon Juice
An extremely easy DIY remedy you can use to treat your brittle nails is to apply a mixture of olive oil and lemon drops on your nails. Massage this mixture onto your nails and let it seep in overnight. You will see a speedy transformation of your brittle nails to healthy nails.
Treat them with sea salt
Put some sea salt and some lemon drop in a bowl of warm water, for better results, you can also add wheat germ oil or frankincense oil. Soak your nails for 10 to 15 minutes in this mixture, do this twice a week and see a sea change in your nail quality.
Dip your nails in a mixture of tomato juice and few drops of rosemary oil, say twice or thrice a week. Tomato is rich in protein and anti-oxidants that work wonders to treat brittle nails.
Coconut has multifarious beauty benefits, and it works wonders for brittle nails too. Lack of moisture and dryness cause our nails to break. Coconut oil can serve as a superb moisturizer for your nails. Massage few drops of coconut oil into every nail, it improves blood circulation, moisturizes them, eventually making your nails stronger.
Brittle nails look pathetic and it feels pathetic to have such nails. You can bring into use a number of ingredients in your kitchen to cure brittle nails and to transform them into healthy, strong nails.