Nail Health: Home Remedies for Strong Nails!

Lemon Juice
Posted by Rekha (Bangalore, India) on 06/04/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Apply a little juice from a lemon to your finger nails every day. It makes them strong and they grow doubly fast! I was a compulsive nail biter since childhood and had very brittle nails. I kicked the habit and tried this remedy and now my nails are long and strong.

Iodine
Posted by Stephanie (Loganholme, Qld. Australia) on 09/24/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Iodine cures brittle and easily broken finger nails. It makes the fingernails hard, chip proof and unbreakable. Dip your fingernails in colorless iodine once a day for 1 week; then once a week for 3 to 4 weeks; then once a month. It dries almost instantly. It begins hardening the nails under the cuticle and as the nail grows out it stays hard and unbreakable. Once the new hard nail reaches the length you want, you will never again have chipped and broken nails. No need for all those expensive formulas sold in beauty parlors and chemist shops.

Iodine
Posted by Jane (Houston, Texas) on 04/19/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I painted decolorized iodine on my thin and brittle fingernails. One week later they look healthy and are growing, and even the formerly dry and ragged cuticles are smooth, even without manicuring them! I saw the remedy in a newspaper column and found this wonderful website trying to check it out. The remedy is painting the nails every day for a week, then once a week thereafter. I found the iodine in the Latino cosmetics area of HEB supermarket. Next I'll work on the skin tags! Thanks so much!

Folic Acid
Posted by Joanna (California) on 03/31/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I see a Thyroid Specialist for hypothyroidism. I was complaining about my weak, brittle nails when he suggested that although my thyroid was functioning properly (too much or too little thyroid function can cause weak nails), that I may be deficient in folic acid. I'm not as faithful about taking my vitamins and supplements as I should be, but I do notice that when I take a folic acid supplement that my nails become stronger and break less often. You can buy folic acid as an individual supplement, but you can buy multivitamins with folic acid in them.

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Michelle (London, UK)
5 out of 5 stars

Blackstrap Molasses works for me! After the first fortnight of drinking a cup each morning with the juice of half a lemon, my skin felt really soft and had lost its dryness and my nails are growing stronger and more uniform. This is in addition to having a lot more energy, I have also managed to stop smoking and not experience the side effect of constipation. This remedy is the cheapest but most effective way of taking varied supplementary vitamins.

MSM
Posted by Belle (Los Angeles, CA)
5 out of 5 stars

I recently started to take MSM to help with neck pain. While it's too soon to tell if it is helping, I can report that it is making my nails grow like crazy!


MSM
Posted by Joanna (USA)
5 out of 5 stars

I've noticed that when I take MSM, my fingernails grow like crazy! The split cuticle issue that I have (especially in the winter) disappears in about 48 hours. I'd say it's the best remedy for the nails

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Judi (Phoenix, AZ) on 03/21/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I take apple cider vinegar and honey daily. 1 tbs. of each helps weak, cracked, short fingernails to grow.


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