No matter how wonderful dress you are wearing, if your nails are not done, then your whole appearance looks incomplete. Applying a coat of nail paint, every time you go out, of course makes your nails shiny, but in the long term, damages them. We bite them. We rely on them to peel fruit. We pop open cans with them. That’s a lot to ask of something smaller than a postage stamp and made from the same type of protein as hair. Our fingernails are made of a protein called keratin.
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Getting shiny nails is not a tough row to hoe. The ingredients from your kitchen cabinet can work wonders for you. Let’s check some of the home remedies for clean, shiny and healthy strong nails.
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Coconut oil works well for healthy and strong nail growth. It contains important nutrients to keep your nails moisturized and strong. It also strengthens your cuticles, which play a vital role in nail growth. Plus, it helps cure hangnails, cuticle infections and fungal nails. Massage your nails and hands with warm extra-virgin coconut oil daily at night, before going to bed. Massage in circular motions to improve blood circulation.
Butter sounds odd, but it is the best remedy for long strong nails. Use melted butter for getting natural shiny nails. Rub the melted butter on your nails and hands before going to bed daily.
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Tea Tree Oil
A teaspoon of Tea Tree oil with a couple of drops of Vitamin E won’t only help you have healthier, strong nails but will prevent nail fungus as well as successfully treat any existing infection. Rub it in as described above as often as you can and it won’t be long before you start seeing results.
Another remedy that can boost nail growth is orange juice. Its (vitamin) C content encourages the production of collagen and helps you to produce healthy and strong nails. Also, it has folic acid, which is essential for nail growth.
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- Soak your nails in fresh orange juice for at least 10 minutes.
- Rinse them off with warm water, pat dry and apply some moisturizer.
- Follow this remedy once daily until you are satisfied with the results.
Prepare a nail soak with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Slightly heat the solution in the microwave and then soak your nails in it for 10 minutes. Follow this remedy daily.
You can also rub a slice of lemon on your nails for 5 minutes, and then rinse them with warm water. Pat dry and apply a moisturizer. Do this once daily. Avoid rubbing lemon on your nails if you have any cuts or hangnails, as it may sting. Lemons contain (vitamin) C that is essential for strong nail growth. Also, it helps treat yellow nails and gives your nails a nice shine.
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To promote strong nails growth, it is essential to keep your nails well moisturized. Olive oil is the best when it comes to nail care. Apply warm olive oil to your nails and cuticles and massage gently for 5 minutes. Wear cotton gloves overnight. Do this once daily before going to bed. You can also soak your nails in warm olive oil for 15 to 30 minutes once daily to promote strong nail growth.