GUEST POST #2 : Home Remedies for Making Nail Stronger

Most people, especially women, love strong and beautiful nails. They strive to make their nails gorgeous by using many types of nail care products.

With that in mind, they will be extremely anxious when their nails look brittle and unhealthy. Easily broken nails not only spoil the beauty but also can be an important sign for health problems, such as eczema, anemia, psoriasis and hypothyroidism.

There is a variety of reasons why nails are prone to breaking, including exposure to chemicals, nail polish remover abuse, poor nutrition, the aging process and changes in hormone levels.

Today, let’s find out some simple home remedies that will make your nails stronger and get it back in shape fast.

1. Coconut oil

Coconut oil contains many important nutrients which help your nail growth healthily and keep them moisturized. Also, you can prevent them from hangnails, cuticle, and fungal infections.

How to use:

  • Massage your nails gently with warm extra-virgin coconut oil in five Do it daily before going to bed. This method will improve the process of circulating blood naturally and keep your nails moisturized.
  • You can also mix 60 ml of coconut oil with 8 ml of lemon juice in a cup. Warm this solution in the microwave for 20 seconds. Then, dip your fingernails in it for 5 to 10 minutes. Follow this remedy one or two times a week.

2. Olive Oil

When it comes to nail care, olive oil also works well. Besides the ability to nourish your nails, it is rich vitamin E which repairs damaged nails and soften cuticles.

How to use:

  • Rub your nails gently with olive oil warmed. Wait a few minutes, then clean it with water. Apply this method daily before going to
  • Alternatively, warm up 3 teaspoons of olive oil in a microwave, and then mix it with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Soak your fingernails in it for 5 to 10 minutes. Let it dry for some minutes, and then wear a pair of cotton gloves. Leave the gloves on overnight and rinse it off with warm water in the next morning.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

This type of vinegar is highly rich in vitamins, potassium, iron, and other minerals. In addition, malic and acetic acid in it can also help treat nail infections.

How to use:

  • Prepare a solution by mixing extra-virgin apple cider vinegar with water in a small bowl with equal amounts. Then, submerge your nails in it for 5 to 10 minutes. Do this once daily for a couple of weeks.

4. Green Tea

Green tea is considered as one of the best home remedies to make nails stronger. Because of containing antioxidants, this kind of drink can help prevent nails from breaking effectively. Furthermore, green tea is also a great choice to treat yellow nails.

How to use:

  • Place dried tea leaves into a teapot. Add hot water and let it cool for 2 to 3 minutes. Then, immerse your nails in it for around 15 minutes. Do this two times each
  • Make a solution with 4 grams of green tea, ½ teaspoon of salt, and 2 to 3 drops of pure wheat germ oil. Next, soak your nails in this solution for 5 minutes. Finally, dry them with a clean cloth. Do this twice a week for better results.
  • Another option is to make a massage oil by using a few drops of green tea essential oil, coconut oil, and aloe vera Then, massage it into your nails to get the blood circulating. Do this remedy no more than two times per week.

5. Beer

Believe or not, beer has silicon, potassium, selenium, phosphorous, and biotin which can make your nail growth healthily.

How to use:

  • Step 1: Mix a cup of apple cider vinegar with a cup of beer and a quarter cup of warm olive
  • Step 2: Soak your nails in this mixture for a couple of minutes. Do this twice a week.

6. Flaxseeds

Flaxseeds contain a large amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which are responsible for strong nails. This kind of seed is rich in some types of vitamin B, magnesium, potassium, protein, and other micronutrients. Thus, your nails will be protected completely without cracking or drying.

How to use:

  • Step 1: Rub flaxseed oil on your
  • Step 2: Leave this flax oil on your fingernails for 3 to 5 minutes to retain the
  • Step 3: Rinse it off with lukewarm Repeat 1 to 2 times every day.

7.  Stinging Nettle

Stinging nettle is an abundant herb which has been used as food and medicine for centuries. Known for high mineral content, this herb supports healthy nails, besides hair and skin.

How to use:

  • Step 1: Take 2 cups of water in a small pot and bring it toa
  • Step 2: Add 2 teaspoons dried stinging nettle leaves to it and steep for 10 minutes.
  • Step 3: Strain out the leaves and enjoy the You can add some honey if necessary.

Additional advice to remember:

  1. Never use nail clippers unless your nails are too
  2. Apply cream after washing your
  3. Do not cut or remove
  4. Use vaseline to massage your hands and nails while watching Then, wear cold-weather gloves once going to bed. By this way, you have soft hands and beautiful nails in the morning of the next day.
  5. Limit the use of polish removers and other chemical-based nail
Happy young woman with nail file showing her nails
Beauty portrait of happy young woman with nail file showing her nails over white background


Jelly Jeff is a nurse. She studied for a long time in Denmark and Singapore. She keens to write health tips and nutrition knowledge. She has been a freelancer for a couple of year and a contributor for many health websites like Authority Remedies, Lifehack or Instructables.


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