Visiting salon for getting manicure and pedicure, every now and then, may not be possible but taking care of your nails is also extremely important. So, here I am mentioning some of the home remedies and solutions, the ingredients of which are found in your very own kitchen. And, you must all agree that home remedies are the best, least expensive and also natural which means it won’t cause any side effect.

Remedies :

Here, I am giving you very easy and simple home remedies & tips which can enhance the beauty your nails and strengthen them.

1. Drink lots and lots of water

Brittle, chipped and dull nails is a sign of dehydration which can make your nails peel off  and break constantly. Drinking lots of water can bring a shine and glint to your nails and also make them stronger than they were before and promote a healthy nail growth.
Also, you can clean your nails, dipped in warm water and make your nails free from any infections.
How often?
Drink minimum 3-4 litres of water everyday or more than that.

2. Coconut oil with lemon juice

Coconut oil amongst all the treatments is the most affordable and easily found remedy you can have for your nails, skin and hairs. Coconut oil moisturizes your cuticles, dry nail beds, softens them and destroys any fungus or bacteria over your nails and diminishes any ridges caused. It also treats damaged cuticles and also cures hangnails.
Also, lemon juice removes any tan or dead skin around the skin of your nails and brightens them.
How to use?
  • Add 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice to 2 tbsp of warm coconut oil.
  • Mix it thoroughly.
  • Massage your nails, cuticles and skin surrounding your nails for 3-4 minutes.
  • Let it stay overnight.
How often?
Once or twice a day.

3. Olive oil with salt

Olive oil being an excellent oxidizing and moisturizing agent hydrates your nails, cuticles and promotes healthy growth of your nails. It also strengthens your nails avoiding them to break, treats unshaped nails and regains the gloss and shine of your nails
Also, moisturizing will increase the circulation of blood and salt will remove all dead skin cells and tan from nails and cuticles and make them look even more cleaner and brighter.
How to prepare?
  • Take 1-2 tablespoon of warm olive oil in a bowl.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon of salt to it.
  • Mix it thoroughly.
  • Now massage your nails and cuticles for 3-4 minutes.
  • Leave it overnight.
How often?
Once or twice a day.

4. Milk and rose water

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The protein, calcium, Vitamin B12, D and all the nutrients in milk nourishes your nails and cuticles. Also, drinking a glass of milk daily will also strengthen your nails.
Also if you want a pink shade or tint in your nails add 1 tbsp of rose water to milk. Rose water is anti-fungal and keeps your nails and cuticles moisturized for longer duration of time.
How to do?
  • Take a cup of warm milk.
  • Add 1 tbsp of rose water to it.
  • Dip your nails for 10 minutes in that bowl.
  • Now rinse your fingers with water.
  • Apply some moisturizer to your fingers.
How often?
Once or twice a day.

3. Honey and cucumber juice

Honey’s humectant properties treats the damaged cuticles, chipped nails and restores the moisture in your nails and cuticles. Not only honey is humectant but also anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and contains natural enzymes which makes your ragged nails and cuticles healthy and strong.
Also, cucumber juice is filled with many minerals and vitamins such as Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, C, E and it is also a natural bleaching agent which will remove the tan and brighten your cuticles.
How to use?
  • Add few drops of cucumber juice in 1 tablespoon of honey.
  • Mix it thoroughly.
  • Massage it on your nails and cuticles for 3-4 minutes.
  • Let it stay for 5-10 minutes.
  • Rinse your nails with water.
  • Apply any moisturizer to seal in the effects of remedy.
How often?
Once or twice a day.

6. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

Not only Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has many nutrients-iron, potassium, magnesium but it is also anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial which fights against any fungus or bacteria in nails, cuticles and the skin surrounding your nails.
How to use?
  • Add 2 tbsp of ACV in a bowl of lukewarm water.
  • Leave your nails dipped in that mixture for half an hour.
  • Rinse your nails with water
  • Apply any moisturizer  to your fingers.
How often?
Once in a day.

7. Shea Butter

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Shea butter is well known for its moisturizing properties and nourishes your nails and cuticles, strengthens them and tackles dry, damaged nails. Also, the nutrients in shea butter smoothens your nails and cuticles and makes them glossy.
How to use?
  • Massage your nails with shea butter for 3-4 minutes.
  • Leave it overnight or rinse it after 1 hour.
How often?
Once or twice a day.

8. Increase intake of protein, omega 3 fatty acids, biotin in your diet

It is truely said that what you eat reflects on your nails, skin and hairs. So, be careful about what you eat because whatever you give to your body comes around in the form of outer appearance of your body.
Here, is the list of the foods and nutrients you must consume for having healthy and strong nails:
Protein– Dairy products, Chicken, eggs, soy milk, etc.
Omega 3 fatty acids– seafood, salmon, etc.
Biotin– nuts, seeds, sweet potatoes, whole grains, etc.

9. Petroleum Jelly

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You must all agree that petroleum jelly is very cheap  and also available easily in any stores nearby. Vitamin E in petroleum jelly heals and treats any ragged cuticles and nails and retains moisture in your nails and cuticles which will accelerate the growth of your nails. It keeps your cuticles, nails and as well as the skin surrounding your nails hydrated and healthy.
How to use?
  • Massage petroleum jelly to your nails, cuticles and skin surrounding the nails.
  • Leave it overnight.
How often?
Once or twice a day.

10. Flaxseed oil


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The richness of Omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseed oil is very effective for the health of your nails and strengthens them and maintains the natural lustre of your nails. Also antioxidants and nutrients like potassium, zinc, protein, magnesium and lecithin prevents dryness, splits when followed this remedy regularly.
How to use?
  • Warm up 1 tbsp of flaxseed oil.
  • Massage your nails and cuticles with the oil.
  • Leave it overnight.
How often?
Once or twice a day.

Additional tips :

  • Avoid biting your nails.
  • Always wear gloves while washing clothes, dishes, gardening, etc.
  • Avoid using nail polish removers that contain acetone.
  • Avoid using nail paints that contain formaldehyde.
  • Stop picking chipped nail paint.
  • Avoid using your nails for opening any bottle or can.

Conclusion :

Finally, I would like to conclude this blog by saying that always take care of your nails as beautiful nails are also one of your personality traits.