How to Naturally Strengthen Nails - Koils by Nature

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Brittle nails is no fun game. Luckily, there are plenty of natural remedies to strengthen those nails all year long. 


Nails that break easily, peel away or split, can be a truly frustrating experience. It’s incredible just thinking about all the things we use our hands for and what we expose our nails to throughout the day. One of the surest ways to treat weak nails is with a shift in habit and diet. In this article we’ll discuss what causes weak nails, what to avoid if your nails break easily and how to treat and prevent brittle nails starting now. Let’s get learning!


What causes weak and brittle nails?

If you’ve been keeping up with our articles, or have read plenty of articles on hair, then you’ve probably heard about keratin. Our nails are made up of layers of protein known as keratin. When the nails don’t have enough protein, then they usually appear yellowish and brittle, instead of smooth and clear. Weak nails can be due to any number of things, from a protein deficiency, a calcium deficiency all the way to a biotin deficiency. 


Not only will your diet affect the condition of your nails, but so will some of your habits. If you find yourself washing the dishes multiple times a day (which many of us do!) then either wear gloves while you clean, or reduce the temperature of the burning hot water. Chemical cleaning products may also lead to brittle nails, so definitely consider switching over to natural cleaning products which are both better for your nails and your overall health. We really think it’s worth it. And it doesn’t have to be those pricey organic products, but you can switch over to cleaning your house with baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice and essential oils for a fresh and safe scent. 


And lastly, harsh nail polish removers can also cause the nails to weaken and break easily. Common ingredients like acetone weaken the nails long term. It’s also a good idea to let your nails breathe and leave them natural for a few months. Try going six months without using nail polish or nail polish remover and watch how thick your nails grow in. 


Ingredients to add to your diet for stronger, healthier nails

As we mentioned earlier, one of the first nutrients you’ll want to up in your diet is protein. Protein rich foods include, meats, dairy products, soybean, legumes (paired with rice for a complete protein), nuts and fish. 


Increase your biotin levels by eating more eggs, sardines, nuts, legumes and bananas. Biotin is a B vitamin which helps the body convert digestible food into energy. Surprisingly, it also works at strengthening both hair and nails. 


Calcium rich foods include seeds like chia seed, hemp seed and flax seed. Cheese, yogurt, edamame, tofu, leafy greens and beans are also a fantastic source of calcium (plus plenty of other vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy and happy!) 


Natural butters and oils which help to strengthen nails

If you’re not moisturizing your nails yet, you absolutely should start. If you love to take long baths, if you wash the dishes all too often, or if you simply have weak nails due to genetics, we recommend soaking your nails for 10 minutes a day in a strengthening and nourishing oil. Some of the best oils for the nails are coconut oil, castor oil, olive oil, or vitamin e oil. If you just can’t stop using your hand sanitizer, or you wash your hands all too often throughout the day, apply an aloe vera and lemon juice mixture to your nails, coconut oil or shea butter to nourish your nails and repair previous damage. 


Takeaway

When you think about it, these solutions are fairly easy to incorporate into your daily routine. It’s just a matter of awareness and making changes to your daily routine gradually. The best part is, when you amp up your diet, you will also notice a major difference in not only your nails, but your hair and skin as well. In truth, with an upgraded diet you will also notice the added benefits to your digestion and overall moods. 


If you want to jump start your diet with a vitamin boost, you should try Koils By Nature’s Hair, Skin and Nails Gummy, loaded with Biotin, vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin C. And if you already have one of Koils By Nature’s delicious butters for the body and hair, then you should absolutely apply the butter to your finger and toe nails. You’ll find coconut oil, shea butter, mango seed butter and black castor seed oil as some of the main ingredients enriching these natural and soothing butters. 


Have you noticed your nails are much weaker than they were months or years ago? What have you tried to naturally strengthen your nails?

Brittle nails is no fun game. Luckily, there are plenty of natural remedies to strengthen those nails all year long. 


Nails that break easily, peel away or split, can be a truly frustrating experience. It’s incredible just thinking about all the things we use our hands for and what we expose our nails to throughout the day. One of the surest ways to treat weak nails is with a shift in habit and diet. In this article we’ll discuss what causes weak nails, what to avoid if your nails break easily and how to treat and prevent brittle nails starting now. Let’s get learning!


What causes weak and brittle nails?

If you’ve been keeping up with our articles, or have read plenty of articles on hair, then you’ve probably heard about keratin. Our nails are made up of layers of protein known as keratin. When the nails don’t have enough protein, then they usually appear yellowish and brittle, instead of smooth and clear. Weak nails can be due to any number of things, from a protein deficiency, a calcium deficiency all the way to a biotin deficiency. 


Not only will your diet affect the condition of your nails, but so will some of your habits. If you find yourself washing the dishes multiple times a day (which many of us do!) then either wear gloves while you clean, or reduce the temperature of the burning hot water. Chemical cleaning products may also lead to brittle nails, so definitely consider switching over to natural cleaning products which are both better for your nails and your overall health. We really think it’s worth it. And it doesn’t have to be those pricey organic products, but you can switch over to cleaning your house with baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice and essential oils for a fresh and safe scent. 


And lastly, harsh nail polish removers can also cause the nails to weaken and break easily. Common ingredients like acetone weaken the nails long term. It’s also a good idea to let your nails breathe and leave them natural for a few months. Try going six months without using nail polish or nail polish remover and watch how thick your nails grow in. 


Ingredients to add to your diet for stronger, healthier nails

As we mentioned earlier, one of the first nutrients you’ll want to up in your diet is protein. Protein rich foods include, meats, dairy products, soybean, legumes (paired with rice for a complete protein), nuts and fish. 


Increase your biotin levels by eating more eggs, sardines, nuts, legumes and bananas. Biotin is a B vitamin which helps the body convert digestible food into energy. Surprisingly, it also works at strengthening both hair and nails. 


Calcium rich foods include seeds like chia seed, hemp seed and flax seed. Cheese, yogurt, edamame, tofu, leafy greens and beans are also a fantastic source of calcium (plus plenty of other vitamins and minerals your body needs to stay healthy and happy!) 


Natural butters and oils which help to strengthen nails

If you’re not moisturizing your nails yet, you absolutely should start. If you love to take long baths, if you wash the dishes all too often, or if you simply have weak nails due to genetics, we recommend soaking your nails for 10 minutes a day in a strengthening and nourishing oil. Some of the best oils for the nails are coconut oil, castor oil, olive oil, or vitamin e oil. If you just can’t stop using your hand sanitizer, or you wash your hands all too often throughout the day, apply an aloe vera and lemon juice mixture to your nails, coconut oil or shea butter to nourish your nails and repair previous damage. 


Takeaway

When you think about it, these solutions are fairly easy to incorporate into your daily routine. It’s just a matter of awareness and making changes to your daily routine gradually. The best part is, when you amp up your diet, you will also notice a major difference in not only your nails, but your hair and skin as well. In truth, with an upgraded diet you will also notice the added benefits to your digestion and overall moods. 


If you want to jump start your diet with a vitamin boost, you should try Koils By Nature’s Hair, Skin and Nails Gummy, loaded with Biotin, vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin C. And if you already have one of Koils By Nature’s delicious butters for the body and hair, then you should absolutely apply the butter to your finger and toe nails. You’ll find coconut oil, shea butter, mango seed butter and black castor seed oil as some of the main ingredients enriching these natural and soothing butters. 


Have you noticed your nails are much weaker than they were months or years ago? What have you tried to naturally strengthen your nails?

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