healthy nails

Home Remedies for Nail Growth

Healthy nails not only add beauty to your hands but reflect an overall robust health. Who doesn't want their nails to grow fast and strong? If you want your nails to grow fast and healthy then you must follow the tips given under.

Let us first understand the composition of nails. Nails are made of a translucent protein substance called keratin. it is the same protein that your hair is made of. Fingernails grow faster than toenails.

Aging, institutional deficiencies, hormonal changes, other health problems and impact of medication can contribute to slower growth of nails. There are many home remedies for faster nail growth that you can use.

Nails grow faster among the pregnant women and children below puberty ages. A normal growth of nail can be 2-3mm per month. Some nails grow slower than that.

When your nails are growing slower, they may also be brittle. Splitting and breakage may also occur.


The first step in improving your nail growth is to eat a healthy and nutritional diet rich in protein. The additional ingredients listed below will serve as great home remedies for your nails to grow healthier.

5 Effective Remedies for Faster and healthier Nail Growth

A good blood circulation in the fingertips can be very helpful in ensuring better nail growth. Exercises that help improving blood circulation such as a regular 40 minutes of brisk walk daily will significantly improve your nail growth and its health.

The following natural remedies should be used regularly to get the best result on your nail growth.

1. Tomatoes

Tomatoes can be used in two different ways to improve your overall nail growth.

  • Regulatory eat tomatoes with your salad. Add slices of one healthy tomato to the salad and eat it twice daily.
  • Mix a tablespoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of tomato juice well and soak your fingers in the mix for 10-15 minutes twice daily.

Tomato contains biotin, vitamin C and Vitamin A which are all good for healthy skin and nails.

2. Lemon Juice and Olive Oil

3. Warm Olive Oil

Olive oil moisturizes and nourishes nails very well. It contains vitamin E which is essential for nail growth. Vitamin E repairs the damages caused to the nails and help it grow at natural speed.

  • lightly heat up olive oil
  • soak your fingernails in this warm olive oil for 15-20 minutes.

If you do the above at least once a day then within a month your nails will not only grow at normal speed but will also look healthy and shiny.

4. Vitamin E Rich Oils

All oils with Vitamin E will do a good job of fostering faster nail growth. Almond oil, flaxseed oil, wheat germ oil, jojoba oil are all good for faster and healthier nail growth.

Apply one of these oils daily on your nails and fingertips by massaging them on the skin surface and nails.

5. Orange Juice and Coconut Oil

Orange juice rich in vitamin C encourages to keep nails healthy. Orange juice also contains folic acid which makes nails strong.

  • Soak your nails in fresh orange juice for 10-15 minutes twice daily.
  • Rinse it with warm water
  • massage coconut oil on your nails, fingertips and the hand to improve blood circulation around nails as well to moisturize the nails.

Apply coconut oil in the same way as explained above once again before going to bed.