Have you ever had a time when you really needed your nails to grow fast? Maybe you chipped a nail, or you need them longer so you can get a cute manicure for this weekend's event.
You may be wondering how this is possible if nails only grow an average of 1/10 of an inch each month?
Fortunately for you, there are 5 simple home remedies for faster nail growth.
Let’s take a look below:
Home Remedies for Fast Nail Growth
1. Do it all with Olive Oil.
Olive Oil is a miracle worker when it comes to nail care. Rich in Vitamin E & K, these two vitamins improve the texture and strengthen the nails to avoid cracking and splitting. Olive oil is also excellent at keeping your nails moisturized. And moisturizing your nails is crucial when it comes to nail growth. Start by warming the Olive Oil, and then soaking your nails for 15-20 minutes once daily.
2. Massage nails with Coconut Oil.
Cuticle infections and nail fungus are primary causes for the lack of nail growth. Enter coconut oil. Coconut oil is packed with fatty acids known for their anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties. On top of that, Coconut oil contains vitamin E & K. As we already know, these are essential vitamins for nails to strengthen and grow. Simply massage your nails before bed with coconut oil and notice in the difference in a matter of days.
3. Get rid of yellow nails with Lemons.
Ever suffer from yellow nails? The most common cause of yellow nails is using nail polish over an extended period of time. So, how in the heck can lemons clear up yellow nails? By soaking your nails in freshly squeezed lemon juice, the lemon juices works as a natural bleaching agent. Continue soaking for 5 minutes daily until the yellow has completely disappeared.
4. Prepare a quick Nail Soak.
There are many different recipes available to soak your nails for faster growth. Here are a few that we have tested and received the best results:
1/2 Cup - Orange Juice
2 Tbsp - Olive Oil
Directions: Soak your nails for at least 10 minutes daily, then rinse. Orange juice contains Vitamin C & folic acid. Both are essential for nail growth and keep cuticles healthy.
1/2 Cup - Tomato Juice
2 Tbsp - Olive Oil
Directions: Soak your nails for at least 10 minutes daily, then rinse. Tomatoes contain biotin, also known as Vitamin H, that encourages nail growth as well as keeps them thick and shiny.
1/4 cup of Organic Coconut Oil
1/4 cup of Raw Honey
4 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil
Directions: Soak your nails for at least 15 minutes one or two times a week, then rinse. Honey is packed with enzymes to nourish and heal skin, and it's a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture into the skin. Rosemary oil repairs the nail structure from any damage caused by nail fungus.
5. Vitamins and proteins from Diet.
Nails consist mainly of a protein called keratin. Vitamins are an important role in the production of keratin. By adding more of protein and vitamins in your daily diet, it will lead fast increase in the growth of your nails. Look for proteins and vitamins from the following foods:
Protein: Lean poultry, fish, beef pork and eggs
Vitamin A: Carrots, sweet potato, tomato, spinach and other green leafy vegetables
Vitamin B: bell pepper, legumes, milk, cheese, egg, fish, and meat
Vitamin C Lemon, orange, tomato, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and asparagus.
Vitamin E: Green leafy vegetables, almond, sunflower seed, and peanuts
Vitamin K: Green leafy vegetables, beet, cucumber, and peas.
And there you have it. Using the DIY home remedies above, you can have fast nail growth without spending hundreds of dollars on expensive nail treatments.
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