Thin, weak or brittle nails seem to be a problem of the many. How to regenerate fingernails and restore their lost beauty? The best idea is to make use oil manicure - a long-known natural method of nail conditioning. Find out how this oil treatment really works and which oils should you choose to get the best out of it!
Use of natural oils is unlimited and there are no doubts about it. Not only are they multi-purpose but also effective in terms of conditioning. Their application isn't narrowed to hair, body and face since natural oils can be successfully used to treat nails as well. Therefore, if your fingernails are damaged and brittle, give oil manicure a go!
OIL MANICURE - a beauty treatment delivering regeneration, reinforcement and intensive fingernail care. It deals with various nail and cuticle related issues through the use of natural oils. It can be carried out at home as well as in some beauty salons, including special SPA zones.
The biggest advantage of oil manicure is the fact that this method is entirely natural. Owing to this treatment, we expose the nails only to natural substances to regenerate, strengthen and beautify them in a simple way. It's worth pointing out that oil manicure is a procedure that can be performed at home using easy-accessible products - this makes the treatment a definitely cheaper option than professional nail treatments. Another tremendous asset of applying natural oils to nails is the possibility of matching them to the current needs of our fingernails. Due to such customized oil treatment, all nail ailments can be cured effectively.
But... is it worth using natural oils to save nails if in every drugstore or pharmacy we can find ready-made conditioners that regenerate nail plates?
When you notice that the fingernails have been getting brittle recently, started splitting and seem to be less elastic, then in most cases you turn to nail conditioners.
Hardly anyone carefully analyzes THE LIST OF INGREDIENTS of a nail conditioner. That's a pity since the majority of this type of products contain formaldehyde. It's a substance that may cause allergic reactions and intensify the problem of nail splitting. Obviously, application of a conditioner that damages nails instead of regenerating them is definitely a bad idea. In light of this, natural oils have the edge over nail conditioners because their composition is made of 100% cold-pressed oil.
Another important issue is the COST of nail conditioners. Some cosmetics designed for restoring good condition to damaged nails may cost a few times more than natural beautifying oils. Having this in mind, it becomes obvious that a better option is to invest in natural oil since it's size is bigger and its efficiency is better.
It might seem that APPLICATION of a nail conditioner is the field where natural oils lose to these ready-made beauty products. Handy packaging, convenient brushes, fast-absorbing formulas - these are the good sides of nail conditioners. Still, natural oils are said to be better because they can be applied in numerous ways - not only alike regular nail conditioner by also by adding them to nourishing baths, for example.
It's time to take a closer look at the benefits of oil manicure. It appears that treating fingernails with natural oils produces many favorable results, providing that the treatment is carried out regularly. In short, natural oils ensure:
The effects you achieve thanks to this treatment is strictly connected with the oil you use for the procedure. After all, each one of them displays different set of properties so the action they deliver might slightly vary. Undoubtedly, no matter the oils used, the outcomes will be positive every time because natural oils always work to our advantage.
Naturally, you don't have to limit yourself to using just one oil because you can create your own blends. Preparing your homemade nail serum is child's play!
To create your home nail serum, you will need a carrier oil (e.g. argan, jojoba, almond, sunflower, olive) and some oil boosters (e.g. vitamin A and E taken from capsules, lemon juice, aloe juice, hyaluronic acid, essential oils, beeswax). This nail treatment offers numerous possibilities, just like hair and body oil care - this enables you to customize the treatments to your needs. Also, this universality makes the homemade nail serum a better cosmetic than products available in a drugstore.
Definitely, it's the most common type of oil manicure that depends on rubbing a small amount of a chosen oil into nail plate and cuticles. It’s a really simple treatment that doesn't require any special preparations. Just a few drops of the oil and free time (morning and evening) is all you need to carry out this procedure. In short, the oil has to be kept rubbed into nails for a few minutes. The effects are even better if you allow it to absorb fully and don't wash hands right after applying the oil.
Another way of boosting nail condition is offered by hot oil manicure that requires a little bit more time than its cool version. First, you have to get the nails ready for the procedure by removing the nail polish. Secondly, you have to warm up either an oil or a blend - it shouldn't be too hot so as to prevent hand scalds. Therefore, the best idea is to get the oil warmed up in a water bath. Once it reaches the right temperature, you can apply the oil to fingernails, rub it, massage and even you can keep the nails submerged in the blend for a few minutes. Higher temperature of the oil increases absorption rate which leads to better results. Once the procedure is over, it's suggested letting the residues of the oil absorb fully. After a while, you can remove the possible excess of oil from hands with a soft towel.
While enumerating the nail condition boosting treatments, it's worth mentioning the third method, which is nail and hand soak. How to prepare this beauty treatment? You'll need a small bowl, warm water and either your favourite oil or a blend of oils. Once you pour a few drops of oil to water, you have to dip hands and keep them in the bath for a few dozen minutes. You can expect the positive effects to become noticeable already after the first session, but obviously it's better to regularly expose your hands and nails to this treatment.