How To Treat Brittle Nails
There are many factors that can make your nails brittle, from a poor diet to drying your hands. If you find that your nails are brittle, you had better begin to take special care of your nails with to give them the proper hydration and strength they need to be healthy. There is nothing worse than seeing your nails grow and then break off, so read this OneHowTo article on how to treat brittle nails.
To treat brittle nails, you need keep them short as this means they will not constantly be breaking off and causing you pain. Calm down, your nails will not be short forever! It is best to keep your fingernails short during the strengthening process and once your nails are stronger you can let them grow out. You'll have your glamazon claws back in no time!
When nails are brittle, it's ideal to prevent further breakages. This can be achieved by applying a nail hardener to clean nails. Remove all traces of nail varnish before applying it. Once dry, the hardener will get to work protecting and strengthening your nails. It is ideal that you repeat this process at least every four days.
To treat brittle nails opt for dark colored enamels. Besides making your longest fingernails look longer, dark glazes are more resilient and they better protect your nails. Lighter, clearer gloss enamels don't offer much protection to your nails. It is also advisable to buy moisturizing and fortifying enamels.
Acetone is the worst enemy of weak nails, so to care for your brittle nails, it is best to use a hardening nail polish remover which is acetone-free. The only difference is the chemical formula, as these enamel removers work just as well as those containing acetone. The difference is that these care for and protect your nails.
When you have a manicure and before you applying a hardener, you can care for your brittle nails by giving them a bit of hydration. To do so you just have to moisten your nails and cuticles with almond oil and give them a brief massage. The moisturizing properties of this oil will help make your nails look shiny and it prevents them from breaking off easily.
Brittle nails break very easily. So it is important to file them with great care. Do it in a softer way than usual to prevent the nails from breaking off. Also, never pass the file over your nails as this weakens them and makes them even thinner.
To care for brittle nails effectively, it is advisable to wear gloves when cleaning the house. Disinfectants and other cleaning products contain chemicals that are very aggressive and these can weaken your nails. Special gloves protect your hands from cleaning agents and they prevent any liquid from entering and ruining your little nails.
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