Split nails occur when nails are brittle and rough. Check out natural treatments and home remedy for split nail.

Split Nails

Perfectly manicured hands with shiny painted nails look beautiful. Whether you are a working woman or a housewife, having gorgeous hands and lovely painted nails always adds to your personality and appeal. However, due to excessive household work or lack of nutrition, you may suffer from split nails. Split nail is a condition in which the nails become weak and fragile and split or peel off vertically in sections.
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There are many factors that may lead to brittle and split nails. These could be anything like advancing age, lack of calcium, too much use of chemicals like nail polish remover, working for long hours in water or using detergent too often, etc. But the primary cause remains lack of nutrition. You need to include calcium and other important minerals and nutrients in your diet to make your nails stronger and healthier. Check out home remedy for treatment of rough and brittle nails.
  • Moisturizing your hands frequently helps a lot as it keeps your nails from drying and chipping off. Washing your hands often can cause dryness so make sure you keep a small bottle of moisturizer with yourself to apply it frequently. Also, apply it every time you feel your hands are a bit dry, you come back from a swim, after a bath, after you wash clothes, wash the dishes, etc.
  • A natural remedy for curing and strengthening brittle and rough nails is applying vegetable oil. Simply take some vegetable oil on a cotton swab and wipe it on your nails. It will make sure your nails remain moisturized and healthy.
  • You may also apply clarified butter (known as Ghee) on your nails to make them soft and strong. Clarified butter helps strengthen weak and brittle nails and also promotes their growth.
  • The main remedy and cure for brittle and split nails is to add more nutrients to your diet. Include foods that have biotin, a type of Vitamin B. Examples of such types of food are peanuts, lentils, egg yolks, sardines, mushrooms, bananas, liver, and cauliflower. Ask a doctor for biotin supplements to promote growth of nails.

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