Nails that are brittle will break off, and nails that are soft will snag and tear off. Losing nails either way is not fun. The same problems that weaken nails also prevent nails from growing quickly. So you lose the nail, and then it takes forever to see them replaced. The solution for stronger, longer, healthier nails is three-fold. You want nutrients, moisturizer and improved blood circulation to promote nail health. Try one of these tricks every day and you’ll see lovely nails in a short time.

Coconut Oil

Moisture and nourishment are needed for the nails and skin around the nails to promote healthy growth and strength. Coconut oil is loaded with nutrients that do the job, and it’s also great at treating nail fungal infections.

Massage warm extra virgin coconut oil into your nails and fingers using round motions. This provides not only nourishment but also promotes nail growth by encouraging blood circulation. Do this every night before bed.

Orange Juice

Once again vitamin C comes to the rescue by spurring production of collagen that will help make your nails strong and healthy.

Once every day soak your nails in orange juice for 10 minutes. Wash your hands and slather on moisturizer while paying particular attention the nails.

Olive Oil

Another great moisturizer and source of nourishment for nails is olive oil. Olive oil contains vitamin E, which improves blood circulation and facilitates growth for healthy and strong nails.

Plan on wearing gloves to bed with this technique. Massage warm olive oil into your nails for five minutes before donning gloves and hitting the sack. Leave the oil on overnight. If this strategy is just too messy, soak your nails in warm olive oil for fifteen to twenty minutes. Use these techniques once every day.

Lemon Juice

It matters not whether you dip your nails in a warm bath of lemon juice and olive oil or take the direct approach and polish your nails with a lemon slice. Results will be the same. Using the vitamin C-rich lemon will spur healthy growth and bleach away any yellow nail stains. Put either of these strategies to work for you once every day. Tip: Avoid the lemon method if you have any cuts or hangnails or torn cuticles. We all know how the sting of lemon juice feels.

Mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a bowl. Heat the solution for about 20 seconds in the microwave or warm on the stovetop in a small saucepan until the mix is warm but not burning hot.  Then soak your nails for 10 minutes.

Or you may wish to rub a slice of lemon on your nails for about five minutes before rinsing off with warm water.