Even though lockdown restrictions have eased up in many parts of the world, many of us are still staying at home whenever we can in order to reduce the risk of infection. This means that many of us are continuing to do DIY beauty treatments, as well as keeping ourselves entertained and preoccupied at home.
There are numerous beauty treatments that you can try out, from making your own face mask to doing your own manicure and pedicure. But one beauty treatment you should try out is growing your nails. Here are some of the ways you can apply a nail growth treatment at home so that you can lengthen and strengthen your nails, and have them looking “on point”.
What Is Nail Growth Treatment and Why Do People Use It?
According to Healthline, your fingernails grow at an average rate of 3.47 millimetres per month. However, certain factors can help or hinder nail growth and the condition of your fingernails.
A nail growth treatment is a product or technique that is formulated to help boost nail growth and improve the health and condition of the fingernails. A nail growth treatment is a go-to beauty essential and many people use it to help lengthen and strengthen the nails to speed up nail growth.
Natural Ways to Grow Your Nails at Home
Even though you can achieve pretty nails at the salon, you can grow your nails naturally at home and there are different ways to do this.
Nail Growth Nail Polish
One of the best and most effective ways to grow your nails is to use nail growth nail polish. Not only does this treatment work, it is also affordable and easy to apply. Nail growth varnish is normally applied on the nail on its own or applied as a base coat before the application of standard nail polish.
Sally Hansen is one of the most popular nail growth brands that you can find at most drugstores. With its range of strengthening and hardening nail polish products, you can achieve stronger and longer nails with consistent use over a period of time. In particular, the Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle contains a strengthening formula (collagen, keratin, biotin and peptides) that treats brittle nails to promote strength, health, nourishment and beauty.
Other nail growth nail polish products to try out:
- Mavala Scientifique K+ Nail Hardener
- Nail HQ Growth Treatment
- Foltene Nail and Rescue Treatment
- Nailberry L’Oxygene Oxygenated Nail Lacquer
- China Glaze Nail Strengthener & Growth Formula
- Dior Cherie Bow Edition Vernis Nail Glow
- Essie Nail Care Strong Start Nail Polish Base Coat
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener
- OPI Infinite Shine Strengthening Primer
- Nail Tek Nail Nutritionist 5 in 1 Nail Treatment
- Londontown Get Well Nail Recovery
- Dermelect Natural Nail Repair Kit
Hand and Nail Cream
Frequent handwashing is important, especially during this time, but it can cause your hands and nails to dry out. So, it is important to apply hand and nail cream after washing your hands to help keep them soft, moisturised and nourished. Also, hand and nail creams are formulated with ingredients that help strengthen the nails and boost growth.
Here are some of our recommended nail creams:
- Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream
- Kiehls Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
- Vaseline Intensive Care Hand Cream Healthy Hands Stronger Nails
- Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm
- Flexitol Cuticle & Nail Cream
- Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream
If you are not using cuticle oil as part of your nail care routine, then you should. Cuticle oil (such as the Essie Apricot Nail & Cuticle Oil Treatment) helps to increase circulation around the nails, stimulate growth, improve the health appearance of fingernails and shield the nails against damage.
With DIY remedies, they are easy to make, and you can do it yourself. They’re natural and they do not cost a lot of money. Plus, they work, and they are really good for your nails.
One home remedy you should try is the coconut oil and honey nail treatment. Add a couple of teaspoons of coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of honey into a cup and warm it up in the microwave for half a minute. Allow the mixture to cool down then soak your nails in the mix for 10 minutes. Continue to soak your nails every day for 10 minutes for a month or so and you should see a difference in the strength and condition of your nails. Another home remedy for nail treatment is the olive oil and lemon treatment. Follow the same techniques for similar results.
Vitamins and Nutrients
If you want to speed up nail growth, then you need to make sure that you are getting enough nutrients on a daily basis. You can take vitamin supplements, but these should not replace consuming a nutrient-rich diet. Consume a diet rich in iron, zinc, calcium, protein and vitamins. Your diet should be balanced, with foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, eggs, almonds, yogurts, chickpeas and cheese.