Don’t you just hate brittle nails? It is extremely annoying when you painstakingly grow your nails only to have them break or split. It is an absolute disaster and we get it!

Your nails breaking and splitting once in a while could be an accident, but if your nails are constantly breaking, splitting, peeling or cracking, then you have a problem. It’s time you started taking nail care seriously by following these simple yet effective treatments diligently, because strong and beautiful nails don’t happen overnight!

Cuticle care
 

Cuticle care

We use oils for our face, hair, and body, then not include this magic ingredient in nail care too? Whether your nails are brittle due to a lot of gel and acrylic nails or you are just born with brittle nails, investing in a cuticle oil is a great idea. It helps nourish and condition your nails and keep them stronger.

File in one direction
 

File in one direction

Filing your nails back and forth tends to split the nail and make it prone to breaking. To avoid this mishap, file your nails in a single direction.

Moisturise your hands and nails
 

Moisturise your hands and nails

Water can dehydrate your nails. Hence it is important to moisturise your hands and nails each time you wash your hands. Additionally, to prevent nail splitting, wear gloves each time you are doing chores that needs your hands to be in water for long periods of time.

Polish your nails
 

Polish your nails

Applying nail polish, even if it is just a clear base coat, protects your nails and reduces moisture loss. Base coat also prevents nail discolouration. But do not go overboard with nail paints as they contain strong solvents such as acetone, alcohol, and ethyl acetate that harm your nails.

Do not bite your nails
 

Do not bite your nails

Biting your nails is one of the major reasons why you have fragile and splitting nails. This habit leads to split and choppy nails, along with bleeding, infections, and pain.