Here’s How To Strengthen Your Weak Nails!

  • 07 Jul - 13 Jul, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Beauty

Beautiful nails are an add-on to your charm. Many of us are really fond of styling nails by nail-art or other means. But, what if your nails are not strong enough to grow properly? Brittle nails are even worse. There can be many reasons for weak or brittle nails but whatever the reason may be, brittle nails always cause discomfort as they get cracked and chipped easily. The good news is that you can treat weak and brittle nails right at home. Here is a list of natural remedies for strengthening your nails.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the best home remedies for nail strengthening. It contains saturated fat that moisturises your nails and keeps nail infection at bay. You can apply lukewarm coconut oil directly to your nails and massage in a gentle manner for 5 minutes. It improves blood circulation in the nail bed. Do it twice or thrice a day.

Alternatively, add a few drops of lemon juice to one-quarter cup of warm coconut oil. Soak your nails in it for 10 mins before going to bed. Wear gloves overnight. Do it regularly until you get stronger and healthier nails.

Apple Cider Vinegar

ACV contains many nutrients such as iron, calcium, vitamins, potassium, magnesium, etc. It also has acetic acid and malic acid which help prevent nail infections. Mix ACV with water in equal amounts. Soak your nails in it for a few minutes. Gently push the cuticles back immediately after it. Do this once daily for a few days to get stronger nails.

Orange Juice

Orange juice contains folic acid which is essential for the growth of nails. Extract fresh orange juice. Soak your nails in it for 10 minutes. Rinse it off using warm water. Apply moisturiser after patting dry. Do it daily for stronger nails.


Tomatoes are rich in biotin which helps make the nails thicker and stronger. Take a bowl and mix two tablespoons of olive oil with half a cup of tomato juice. Dip your nails in it for 10 minutes. Do it daily to get the desired results.

Egg Yolks

If your nails get weak due to dryness, this is the best home remedy for you. Mix egg yolk with milk to prepare a mixture. Massage it onto your nails for a few minutes. Rinse it off with fresh water. It would provide the needed moisture to your nails.