Our fingernails are a source of pride and beauty, especially among women.
Unfortunately, if our fingernails are thin, brittle, or otherwise slow-growing, this can be a great source of stress for many women.
That’s why put together this guide on the best DIY fingernail soaks for strongest, faster-growing nails.
Let’s get started!
Honey And Egg Soak
This is one of our favorite nail soaks for strong and healthy nails. It is simple enough to make – combine two egg yolk with a generous helping of natural honey.
These two ingredients promote the formation of stronger nails using the protein and nutrients inside both of them.
Stir the mixture together – it may take a bit of work because the honey is so thick, but you want to make sure they are blended fully.
From here, submerge your fingernails completely in this mixture for 10-20 minutes, and wait patiently.
We recommend getting something set up in the background, like a movie or television show, so the time passes quickly!
Once the timer is over, carefully move to the bathroom or kitchen and rinse off the mixture. Continue doing this two to three times a week, and watch as your nails thicken.
Olive Oil And Coconut Oil Soak
Olive oil and coconut oil both contain a variety of vitamins, minerals and promote blood circulation.
Combining all of these fantastic attributes leads to the formation of beautiful, healthy, and strong nails.
Plus, as a bonus, these ingredients are cheap, and you probably already have them in your pantry!
In a bowl, add a few tablespoons of olive oil and a few tablespoons of coconut oil.
Mix them together thoroughly, and then using a brush, gently apply them to your fingernails.
Let the mixture sit for up to an hour, and continue applying the mixture every other day. In time, your nails will become healthier, stronger, and more beautiful.
Milk And Honey Soak
One of the simplest soaks you can do is combine milk and honey in a bowl, and stir these together until the honey has completely dissolved in the milk.
From here, apply them to your nails generously, letting them soak in the bowl for thirty minutes at a time.
This is a particularly great soak because both milk and honey are packed with calcium and other amazing nutrients that will help your nails grow faster and stronger.
Improve Your Diet For Added Results
Although nail soaks can be a fantastic way to help improve your nails, we also advocate for a holistic approach.
In this case, we recommend combining these nail soak solutions with a healthy diet of vegetables, fruits, lean meats, and plenty of water.
The added vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients found in these foods will also help promote the formation of healthy, strong nails, and have a variety of additional health benefits.
Stop Using Acrylic Nails
If you are suffering from soft, brittle fingernails, we highly recommend you stop using acrylic nails altogether.
This is because acrylic nails can trap your nails, preventing them from breathing correctly and can lead to issues like nail fungus and nail weakness.
If you absolutely can’t live without wearing acrylic nails, then we at least recommend giving them time to breathe for at least a day at a time.
Never go from one set of acrylic nails to another without letting them breathe and letting your nails recover.
Take It Easy With The Nail File
Nail files are quick and easy ways to file down your nails, but they can actually be quite harmful to the nail itself.
It’s true! If you are suffering from soft and brittle nails, stop using a traditional hard nail file and switch to a soft nail file, it will help.
Try Using Biotin Supplements
Biotin supplements can do wonders for your hair and nail strength, and we highly recommend trying them in addition to some of the aforementioned nail soaks.
That being said, all supplements can have side effects, so we recommend talking to your doctor before introducing your body to biotin, or any other supplement.
Should I Soak My Nails Before A Manicure?
Yes, we recommend using a soak before your manicure for quicker, more comfortable results.
This is especially true if you’re prone to have nail issues, as the soaks on this list can help make it easier and less painful, especially if you are susceptible to things like cuticle aches.
Can I Use These Soaks On My Toenails?
Yes, one of the benefits of these nail strengthening soaks is that they can be used on your toenails as well.
However, you will have to increase the amount of mixture made, since you will need your submerge both of your feet within them.
We recommend doubling or tripling the amounts listed here if you are going to create toenail soaks.
Additionally, we recommend doing them in your bathroom, or at the very least, having a cleaning solution set up ahead of time.
Otherwise, you risk getting these ingredients all over your beautiful floors!
Should I Talk To My Doctor If I Have Thin Nails?
Yes, we highly recommend talking to your doctor if you have thin or brittle nails.
Unfortunately, thin nails may be a side effect of some underlying health problems, and it may also mean you lack vitamins in your diet.
That being said, some people have thinner nails than others, so it may not be anything to worry about. Talk to your doctor, regardless.
Thank you for reading this article, and we hope it allows you to get beautiful, healthy nails.
If you know of any other techniques that you can use to stronger, healthier nails, please let us know in the comments below.
Please keep in mind that thin nails can be an indicator of health problems or nutritional deficiencies, so please talk to your doctor if you are experiencing this issue.
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