Fragile and Brittle Nails

For brittle nails that break off and tear easily, the  Secrets of Nature has the solution through:

Read the article below to find out more on how to naturally treat this problem.

Fragile nails is a common problem for women and men. It might be related to some of these factors:

Using manicures constantly for a long period of time

Using manicure dissolving solutions frequently

Exposure to different chemicals

Constantly exposing your nails in water

Malnutrition and vitamin deficiency

Various traumas and diseases

In some special cases, nail fragility and weakness can be an indicator of various health problems like:




Alopecia (hair loss)


Endocrine disorders

Mycotic Infections

To treat brittle and fragile nails, use a 100% natural products such as:

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a very good nutrient for nails. Saturated fats in its composition, hydrate nails and protect them from mycotic infections.

• Slightly  warm up some coconut oil and apply it on the nails. Massage the nails carefully for 5 minutes, this stimulates  blood circulation. This will help nourish and hydrate the nails. Repeat this 2-3 times a day.

• Mix ¼ of a teacup  of slightly warmed up coconut oil  with a little lemon juice. Dip your nails in this mixture for 10 minutes. After removing them from the container, let the dry overnight. For even  better results, put on some cotton gloves overnight..

Repeat this till your nails strengthen and become healthier.

You will find high quality, cold pressed, Oneva Coconut Oil at the Secrets of Natures.

Apple Vinegar

Being  that it  is rich in nutrients  such as vitamins, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron; apple vinegar can be used efficiently  in strengthening nails that break easily. Also malic acid acetic acid in its composition help treat mycotic nail infections.

• Mix in the same ratio  of 100% natural apple vinegar with water, in a container. Dip the nails in this mixture and keep them in there for a few minutes. Do this every day and you will have healthy and strong nails.

Now the Secret of Nature brings to you  unrefined artisanal Apple Vinegar, prepared under the care of a pharmacist.

Tea Tree Oil

This oil is very effective in treating weak, easily breakable nails, especially when this happens because of  mycotic infections. Through its highly antiseptic properties, Tea Tree Oil fights off mycotypic nail infections. Also, this oil helps treat  bleak and decolourised nails.

• Mix ½ teaspoon of vitamin E oil with a few drops of Tea Tree Oil. Apply the mixture on the nails by carefully massage it on. Leave  it for about 30 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water. After cleaning your hands, apply a 100% organic hand cream . Repeat this 2 times a day for one month to have visible results

You can find essential Tea Tree oil,  100% Pure and Organic, at the Secrets of Nature, produced by  the Austrian prestigious firm, Sonnentor.

Lemon juice

Using lemon juice is a good way to make sure your nails stay healthy and strong. It also makes the nails look whiter.

• Mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. After slightly warming up  the mixture in through a bain-marie, apply it on the nails . Leave it overnight. For better results, put some cotton gloves on at night.

• Mix equal proportions  of lemon juice and argan oil, in a container. Dip the nails in the mixture  and keep them for 20 minutes. Then rinse them off with warm water, dry them well and apply the 100% herbal hand cream. Repeat this every day for 2-3 weeks to get the right results.

Horsetail (Equisetum)

This plant contains considerable amounts of silicon, which is a mineral essential to nails health and strength. Horsetail also helps remove white spots on the nails.

• Put 2 teaspoons of horsetail  in 1 cup of boiling water. Cover the lid for 10 minutes, then drain. Let it cool a little, and then  dive your nails in the preparation for 20 minutes. Then dry them carefully, apply a 100% organic oil and leave it overnight. For better results,  put cotton gloves on. Repeat this 3-4 times a week.

Vitamin E

What is the most common cause of brittle nails is the lack of hydration. Vitamin E is a very important element that nourishing and hydrates the nails.

• Cut in a vitamin E capsule to extract the oil inside (or use  oils that contain vitamin E). Apply vitamin E oil on your nails and massage it carefully for 5 minutes to stimulate blood circulation. Do this at night, before bed and keep the oil overnight. Repeat this method every day till you see visible improvements.

For more visible results, accompany the locally applied vitamin E with  the oral consumption of herbal oils rich in vitamin E, such as hazelnut, nutmeg, almond oil, and  sunflower oil.

Prepared by: Pharmacist Msc. Eriona Xhaferaj

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