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Often women make a lot of effort to have long nails. They adopt many home remedies to make their nails strong and beautiful. While these methods work sometimes, some are also unsuccessful. In such cases, it is important to know the reasons for the weakening of nails and how to protect them from weakening.

In this article, we will learn about not only what could be making your nails weak but also how to strengthen them once again.

(Read more: Nail care tips)

  1. Why do nails become weak
  2. Home remedies to make nails stronger
Doctors for How to strengthen nails

There can be many reasons for the weakening of nails, such as:

  • If the nail filer is used incorrectly, it can reduce the growth of nails.
  • Often, during washing dishes, the nails become dry and brittle, which weakens them quickly. In such cases, wear gloves whenever you go to wash dishes. Additionally, keep applying oil or moisturizer on the nails from time to time.
  • Nail growth can decrease due to not moisturizing the nails and cuticles properly.
  • Nails become weak due to a lack of vitamin B7 in the body. In such cases, you should consume foods rich in vitamins.
  • Applying poor quality nail polish can damage the nails. Some harmful chemicals or bacteria present in the nail polish can stop the nails from growing. As such, whenever choose the nail polish you’re buying carefully.
  • Use less nail polish remover because some chemicals present in it can make nails as well as cuticles dry and increase the chances of breaking or damaging them.
  • The habit of biting nails frequently can also stop the growth of nails. In such a situation, avoid biting nails again and again.

We’ve established the many reasons that your nails are weakening. But you can overcome their weakness by adopting some easy measures.

  • By removing the deficiency of biotin, you can make your nails strong again. For this, you should consume those foods that have biotin in abundance. For example, biotin is found in bananas, milk and eggs. With regular consumption of these foods, the weakness of the nails can be easily fixed and they can be strengthened. You can make your nails grow stronger and faster with Biotin.
  • Drinking plenty of water also helps fix the problem of weakening nails. As you hydrate the body, natural moisture reaches the nails and they become strong.
  • Do not apply nail polish on your nails continuously. After removing nail polish, leave your nails without nail polish for a while. By doing this, the nails will get oxygen and they will become strong.
  • To make your nails strong, you should pay attention to their length. Long nails can also break more quickly due to them being damaged more easily.
  • Whenever you wash your hands, apply moisturizer to your hands and nails thoroughly to manage any dryness.
  • Do not try to open a bottle, box or any other hard container with your fingernails. This can make your nails become weak and break more easily.

Generally, nails can be strengthened with home remedies. But sometimes, due to some serious problems like lack of calcium, even the best home remedies do not work. In such cases, you should try to understand the reasons due to which the nails are weakening by contacting your doctor. By treating that problem on time, you can make your nails strong and beautiful again in no time.

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Dr. Priti Kulkarni

Dr. Priti Kulkarni

Dermatology
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Dr. Puneet Agarwal

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Dr. L. K Pandey

Dermatology
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