Strong and healthy nails

@ajlasent (532)
Philippines
March 11, 2013 3:49pm CST
Once upon a time, when I was a little girl... I heard my mom say that garlic can make my nails stronger. I remembered this when I grew up and during the stage I was growing my nails longer than usual for nail polishing purposes, I tried it and it worked! My nails didn't chip nor break easily.I searched it on the internet and there are some articles which also prove it to be true. Have you ever tried this? What do you do to keep your nails strong?
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@quawertz (780)
• Philippines
12 Mar 13
I think it's the high content of sulfur in a garlic that helps the nails be strong. I have heard it once but can't remember where. I haven't tried it though, I think I wouldn't be able to handle the smell of it on my hands.
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@ajlasent (532)
• Philippines
14 Mar 13
Yes, the smell can really be annoying as garlic is very pungent. However, I enjoyed using it just once and since then my nails have been much stronger!:D
@gengeni (3308)
• Indonesia
16 Mar 13
To get the nails look more fresh and tender, apply olive oil on the nails and cuticles. Another way could be to soak your nails in a bowl of olive oil for 10-15 minutes. Cuticles are lifted off and dries naturally and nails were brittle and does not retain moisture.
@ajlasent (532)
• Philippines
16 Mar 13
I have tried this on my nails, but mostly just for moisturizing the cuticles... as for strengthening, I did not feel any significant change when I tried this technique... :)
@stanley777 (7251)
• Philippines
12 Mar 13
I don't know about that, what I knew of is that garlic like any herb and other medicinal plants are claimed to provide us many health benefits. Some says, it's more effective when we use it raw. As for our nails, maybe it helps as you have claimed maybe I'll try is sometime but I prefer my nail to be shorter.
@ajlasent (532)
• Philippines
14 Mar 13
It works pretty well for any length as it prevents chipping or breaking of the edges so easily.. :D I hope it works well for you too when you try it! :D
@Raine38 (9201)
• United States
12 Mar 13
I haven't heard of using garlic to strengthen nails. Doesn't it burn when the delicate sides of your finger nails, the ones near or below the quick gets squeezed on with ginger juice?
@ajlasent (532)
• Philippines
14 Mar 13
I didn't experience anything like that, maybe because I didn't leave it on for too long.. and I just kind of dipped the longer part of my nails in the flesh of the garlic. :D I also wash it out with water as soon as it kind of dries off.. :)
• Philippines
11 Mar 13
Your right garlic juice help a lot but I don't like people with long nails.
@ajlasent (532)
• Philippines
11 Mar 13
Well they aren't extremely long... :)
• United States
11 Mar 13
I never heard anything about garlic being good for my nails. I would need to find that in a pill to take. I do get to cook with garlic but no way would I eat it plain.
@ajlasent (532)
• Philippines
11 Mar 13
Oooh! I forgot to mention... the method she taught me was to kind of crush the arlic a bit and get it on my nails... what I did was pushed whatever length I can into a piece and it got strong.. :D I would never eat garlic plain as well. x_x