Almost the same way women are obsessed with their nails almost as much they are obsessed with their hair. One of the reasons this is so may be the fact that long hair and long nails are more of a feminine feature. Of course, there are a lot of men with long hair, too, but we are speaking generally (and let’s just not mention all the men with long nails!). But to have long nails is more difficult than having long hair. If your hair gets in your way, you can just secure it with an elastic band and do your work. But with nails, it is not that simple. You cannot remove them for the time being and then put them back on, not if they are your own nails and not fake ones.
Basically a lady has to sit down all day long and do nothing to protect her nails. But how is this possible when she has to go to work and later do the dishes and the laundry? Luckily, there are remedies that help us have stronger nails. And what is better, there are remedies that help your nails grow faster.
One way of protecting your nails and leaving them to grow while you are still able to do all the things at work and at home, is to have gel nail polish. This way not only your nail polish will last longer (sometimes it may last up to three weeks), but it will protect your nails. Until you break them off. Some women just have problem with long nails, and once they see that one of their nails has started breaking, they finish it off. But gel nail polish is not that cheap. No all the women can do it themselves. They have to see a manicurist not only when they want to have gel nail polish, but also when they want it removed. If a person tries to remove it without acetone, there is a big chance that they would hurt their nail plates.
So, there should be another cheaper way a lady can grow her nails without breaking them. The good news is that there is such a way, and the better news is that all the products you need, you may find at home. Here is the best home remedy that will help your nails grow faster and stronger, without breaking. And you will finally be able to color your nails with all the little details you want, because there will finally be place for them on your nail plate.
Olive Oil Home Remedy for Nails
You may have heard about different homemade hair masks that have olive oil in them. It contains a lot of vitamins and strengthens the hair. And since it is so oily, it helps the dry split ends stick back together. But have you heard about applying olive oil to your nails to make them stronger and longer? Well, now you know. The same way olive oil nourishes the hair, it makes the nails stronger. As it was already mentioned, and you know it yourself, olive oil is very oily, so when you apply it all over your nails, including the cuticles, you are protecting them from getting dry. When your nails are dry, they not only look bad, but they sometimes start peeling and one is not able to grow their nails at all.
But if you apply olive oil on your nails, it will keep them well-moisturized and will improve the blood circulation in your cuticles (thus, you will no longer have to worry about your cuticles irritating you). So, if you are already curious what the recipe for this remedy is, read carefully:
You will need about 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil and cotton gloves.
First, warm the olive oil in a suitable container. You should not leave it on the heat too long, it should not be hot, but just warm, so make sure that you watch it. You can try if it is ready by touching it with your pinky.
Then get it off the stove and dip your fingertips in the container. To make sure that every little part of your nails and your cuticles have a reasonable amount of olive oil on them, use your fingers to massage your nails for about 5 minutes. If you like it, you may massage it even longer.
Now you may want to wash it off, but not so fast. If you want great results, you have to be patient. Put on the cotton gloves and sleep like this over the night. This way the olive oil will really be absorbed in the nails. You can try it once and if you really are not able to sleep like this, there is an alternative way. Leave your nails in the olive oil for at least 30 minutes. While waiting you may watch a movie and relax. Pleasure and beauty combined together.