Are your nails dry, brittle and easily breakable? There’s help for you and it’s known as coconut oil. Now, while that may have sounded like a corny infomercial this information is not well known but proves true every time. Instead of reaching for those expensive brands that promise longer nails in a week reach for some pure, unrefined extra virgin coconut oil.
Why coconut oil you may ask. Coconut oil helps in softening cuticles and giving strength to lifeless nails. This is because coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid with molecules composed of 8-10 carbon atoms. Coconut oil contains saturated fat in the form of lauric acid. Lauric acid will increase your healthy cholesterol and reduce your lethal cholesterol.
Coconut oil can work wonders inside and outside of the body do to its properties. In the case of strengthening your nails apply a small amount of coconut oil to your nails before bed. You will notice a difference in the strength of your nails in no time.