Brittle Nails

Remedies to help repair brittle splitting finger and toe nails and promote strong healthy nails.

natural remedies for strong healthy nails to prevent brittle splitting

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What are Brittle Nails?

Brittle nails refers to a condition in which fingernails are fragile and break frequently, appearing split at the tips and never managing to grow to a reasonable length. Everyone wants to have attractive looking nails, and this often leads to a low self-esteem.

Help for Brittle Nails

Conventional Treatment

Brittle nails can be prevented and treated. Conventional treatment for brittle nails may include strong nail ‘building’ polishes, creams and treatments; however, these treatments are chemical and may be accompanied by unpleasant side effects.

Natural Remedies

One need not suffer with unsightly brittle nails, as nature’s ingredients can help to support healthy and safe nail care. Natural herbal and homeopathic ingredients can help to nourish the nail bed and promote nail growth. Herbs such as Melaleuca laterifolia (Tea Tree Oil) and Lavendula officinalis (Lavender) can help to heal cracked or damaged surfaces of the nail gently, while still conditioning the cuticles and nail beds. Fragrant herbs such as Lemon Grass and Clove Oil can provide natural antiseptic properties and help soothe inflamed skin while helping to prevent infection, without side effects or harsh chemicals.

More Information on Brittle Nails

Tips for Healthier Nails
  • Wear gloves when doing physical work with the hands such as gardening, carpentry, or even dishwashing.
  • Try to stop biting your nails (try a drop or two of lemon juice on your nail tips, to remind you if you forget!).
  • Have regular manicures.
  • Supplement your vitamin B intake.
  • Make sure you get the required quota of daily calcium to help strengthen nails.
  • Drink at least 1 liter of water per day, preventing dehydration, thus encouraging nail growth.
  • Have your thyroid checked. An under active thyroid gland may also cause brittle nails and dry skin.

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