Home Remedies For Brittle Creaked Nails


Nails protect the fingertips. Brittle nails are a common problem for men as well as women. The main cause of brittle nails is a poor diet that is deficient in essential nutrients. If you want to prevent brittle nails, you should wear gloves when you are washing the dishes. Remedies for brittle nails do not have to come in pretty-looking bottles or cost a fortune to work wonders! We can even make them at home, save cash, have some creative fun and even expect our home remedies for brittle nails to have some lasting results which, unfortunately, can’t be said for some of those popular, much-advertised products.  Besides these another cause of splitting fingernails is the kind and type of work that you do. If you have to do rough work like that of working in the mines or so, you are most likely to suffer from split fingernails. Diseases like anemia and the malfunctioning of the thyroid gland can also cause nails to become brittle.


Brittle Creaked Nails

1. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • First, mix 1 cup of apple cider vinegar with enough water to soak your feet in. Soak for 15 minutes, and then pat dry with paper towels. Follow this by adding several tablespoons of baking soda to enough water to soak your feet in, and soak for 15 minutes. Pat feet completely dry with paper towels. Do this twice a day. The idea is that the vinegar will kill off the fungus, while the baking soda will then inhibit the growth of more.
2. Lemon Juice
  • Mix lemon juice to honey and apply it on the damaged nails with a massaging movement. Avoid removing the mixture and washing it off. Keep it applied on the nails. You can mix olive oil to Vitamin E oil and warm it slightly. Apply this on the nails.You can break a Vitamin E capsule and extract its oil. Mix olive oil and lemon juice and apply on the nails with a massaging movement. Allow the nails to soak in the solution and keep it overnight. You can wear manicure gloves after applying the solution
3. Tea Tree Oil 
  • As soon as you notice the tell-tale signs of nail fungus, mix together 1 of tea tree oil, ½ teaspoon of orange oil, and ½ teaspoon of grape seed or olive oil. Soak a cotton ball in the mixture and apply to affected nail pressing it on gently but firmly so the liquid comes out. Let this dry naturally. Alternatively, you can place 4-5 drops of tea tree oil in enough water to soak your feet in, and do that for 15-20 minutes. Both treatments should be done faithfully morning and evening.
4. Oils:
  • Apply olive oil or almond oil on the nails. Do hot oil treatment with these oils. Dip cotton in the oil and put the cotton on nails. The oil should be hot. Wrap a foil around the nails to cover and close the nails. Keep for ten minutes and then remove the foil and cotton. The oil will enter the nails and moisturize it.You can do this remedy with jojoba oil also. This remedy helps in restoring nails that have been damaged.
5. Coconut Oil:
  • Wearing gloves or washing your hands between applications (if you have more than one affected nail) rub coconut oil onto the area and let it absorb and dry naturally. There is no need to gob a whole bunch on-a thin layer will do. Repeat 2-3 times daily.
6. Sea Salt 
  • If you have weak nails that are brittle, you can soak your nails in sea salt solution. You can make the sea salt solution by mixing sea salt, lemon juice and wheat germ oil. Mix this solution in warm water and dip your hands in it, allowing the nails to soak in the solution for ten minutes. Do this remedy two times in a week.
7. Baking Soda And Vinegar Soak
  • Baking soda is not fungicidal-that is, it does not kill the fungus. It is, however, fungistatic, which means it can prevent fungus from growing and spreading. The reason it acts like this is because it is alkaline-the opposite of acidic-and fungus is able to flourish when its environment is more acidic. It seems counter-intuitive then, that using vinegar to kill nail fungus would be a good idea, but vinegar is a fairly weak acid, and will help kill off the fungus without altering the Ph. of the environment in a harmful way.
8. Peppermint And Chamomile 
  • Pour a cup of boiling water over a teaspoon each of chamomile and peppermint tea, let them steep for an hour and a half, then strain the herbs away and mix in half a teaspoon of olive oil and two tablespoons of wheat flour. Blend well, apply to your nails, let it sit for a half an hour, then rinse off. 
9. Horsetail Herb
  • Add two teaspoons of dried horsetail herb to a cup of hot water.Cover and steep for 10 minutes.Let it cool down and then soak your nails in it for about 20 minutes.Pat dry your nails and then rub some olive oil on them.Leave it on overnight, wearing gloves for best results.Repeat this remedy three or four times a week.
10. Black Strap Molasses 
  • Mix one tablespoon of black strap molasses in a cup of hot water or milk.Drink this once or twice daily for a few weeks.