Many of us love having long beautiful nails to add to the beauty of your hands, but all nails are not created equal, and some of us cannot grow beautiful nails. We have discovered a few tips to help you grow them yourself.
You can use olive oil, it’s useful for nails and hair growth. That’s why it’s used in many care products. Get rid of the fake nails and try this recipe to enjoy naturally long nails:
What you need:
- Garlic – 1 clove
- 3-4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- One orange
- Squeeze the fresh juice from your orange into a bowl, add the crushed garlic to it. Soak your nails in the mixture for 10 minutes.
- Drain the mixture and put the olive oil into the same bowl, soak your nails in the olive oil for 15 minutes.
Try this twice a week, by the end of second week you will have better, healthier, shinier, and longer nails.
It’s important to have healthy nails as they reflect your overall health. Nails are made of the same translucent protein, keratin, as your hair, it protects your nails from cracking, breaking, and splitting. Fingernails of women usually grow faster than men. Fingernails grow faster than toenails, although still slow. On average our nails grow about 0.1mm per day, sometimes slower.
When new nail cells grow, they form a flat layer covering the nail bed which lies underneath your skin. These new cells are responsible for nail growth as they push out the layers of old nail cells.
Nail growth can be affected by numerous factors, aging, hormonal changes, health problems, chemotherapy, medications, and nutritional deficiency. Nails of children and pregnant women often grow faster.
There are other things that will help nail growth, like a healthy diet and stress-free life. Here are some natural remedies:
Coconut oil contains all the essential nutrients to keep your nails moisturized and strong. It strengthens cuticles responsible for nail growth and helps cure fungal nails and cuticle infections.
Mix 1/4 cup organic coconut oil, 1/4 cup honey, and 4 drops rosemary essential oil. Warm it in a microwave for or over a flame for 20 seconds, then soak your nails in the warm mixture for 15 minutes. Repeat twice a week. You can also massage coconut oil into your nails and hands in circular motions before bed.
Vitamin C found in lemons is essential for nail growth, it also whitens yellow nails and helps make nails shine.
Mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 3 tablespoons olive oil in a small bowl. Heat the mixture and soak your nails in it for 10 minutes. Repeat daily for best results.
You can scrub your nails with a lemon slice for 5 minutes then wash with warm water. Pat dry and moisturize your hands. Avoid scrubbing lemon on your nails if you have cuts or hangnails.
Tomatoes contain biotin that is helpful for nail growth and thickness, they also contain vitamins A and C, vital for healthy nails and skin.
Place ½ cup tomato juice and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a bowl. Soak your nails in the mixture for 10 minutes. Repeat daily until you achieve desired results.