This is one problem I often encounter not only among clients but also myself. It’s quite frustrating to see nails peeling into layers, and not as healthy as we want them to be. Rather than letting the condition pass as nothing, it’s best to acknowledge that there is indeed something wrong.


What to do when fingernails split?

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Before going into correcting the condition, the first thing to do when fingernails split is to clip off the portion affected. Leaving it as it is could tear the nails more deeply.


What are the common causes?

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There are several common causes to splitting nails. Among them are: Aging, repeated wetting and drying of the nails, activities leading to nail injuries like scraping things using the fingernails, contact with chemicals and medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, fungal infection iron deficiency or endocrine disorders.


What to do to maintain fingernail health?

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Simple things such as wearing gloves when doing chores involving water, and avoiding harsh chemicals like formaldehyde and acetone are extremely important in maintaining fingernail health. If the nails are brittle and dry, applying hand and nail cream will help. Proper nutrition is also vital. Eat food loaded with omega-3 fatty acids; vitamins A, B-complex, and C; protein; zinc and iron.


What home remedies may be used for splitting nails

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Simple home remedies may be used to treat splitting nails. Among the top ten home remedies are for fingernail health: Coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, vitamin E oil, horsetail, tea tree oil, sea salt, lemon juice, beer (surprise, surprise!), blackstrap molasses and biotin supplement.

Check these recipes for home treatments.

If there’s no improvement with the fingernails despite following these tips, it’s high time to consult the doctor. As already mentioned, splitting nails may be a symptom of internal diseases.


Watch the video below from Julia Graf to give you an idea on how to fix split nail:

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I hope you learned something new today! If you have any topics you want me to cover just share your thoughts in the comments section below, I’d love to hear them.