AboveWhispers Panache : How Healthy Are Your Nails?

By Edna Ukachi

Having beautiful, healthy nails is one of the desires of everyone, especially women. Beautiful nails contribute in boosting one’s confidence, especially when one has to stretch forth their hand in an introduction. It is soothing to hear compliments about our nails from the person we are shaking hands with. But, dull, unhealthy, brittle nails make our confidence take the back seat.

Let’s share some factors responsible for rough, dry and unhealthy nails (in no particular order):


Too Much Usage Of Nail Polish.

A lot of us ladies try to use nail polish to cover unhealthy nails; while some of us are simply addicted to nail polish (can I get a witness?) As enchanting as some of these polishes are, we need to take it easy on the application.

 Long Term Exposure To Chemicals Or Water.

Yes! I know that as women, we use our hands a lot, especially in the kitchen. We do our laundry, the dishes, other related chores, and we get our hands soaked in water. This is unavoidable, but you can prevent the water or chemical from damaging your nails by drying your nails immediately after you wash your hands, or after your hands have come in contact with water.

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Unhealthy Diet.

The role of diet in our entire outlook cannot be overemphasized. A healthy nail diet consists of fruits, vegetables, protein-rich foods, water and calcium. Begin to take a glass of milk everyday and watch your nails transform from weak to strong and healthy.

Biting of nails.

If you are guilty of this, you need to stop, as it causes bacterial skin infections on the nails from your mouth.

Now you know some of the reasons why you have brittle nails.

As a woman, it is important to care for every part of your body. Not just the hair and face. That’s why we’ve compiled amazing D-I- Y tips and tricks to help your nails look the part…without breaking the bank.

Green tea: Green tea is rich in antioxidants which prevent your nails from getting brittle and yellow discolouration. Simply soak your nails in a freshly brewed green tea for about 10-15mins, twice a week or massage your nails with a mixture prepared by stirring few drops of green tea essential oil with aloe vera gel or coconut oil for once or twice a week.


Olive oil: This is a good moisturizer for your nails and cuticles, owing to the linoleic acid contained in it.Simply mix 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice in 3 teaspoons of warm olive oil. Apply it on your nails by using a cotton swab at night, before bedtime. Leave to dry and wear a pair of soft cotton gloves. Leave this on overnight and rinse off with warm water in the morning.

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Apple Cider Vinegar: Also known as ACV, Apple Cider Vinegar contains many enzymes, nutrients and acids that protect your nails, making it healthy and strong. To get the best results, use raw, organic and unpasteurized ACV. To use, simple drink a glass of water mixed with with 1 teaspoon of organic ACV for 2-3 times daily.


Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil contains Terpinen-4- ol that possess antiseptic and antimicrobial property which protects your nails from infections. To use, mix 4-5 drops of tea tree oil with one½ teaspoon of vitamin E oil. Apply on your nails and massage gently.

Rinse off with lukewarm water after it gets dried completely. These are really easy, but effective ways to treat your nails. Items can be purchased at pharmaceuticals and supermarkets. Do these, and you’re on your way to healthier-looking nails.

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One Response to AboveWhispers Panache : How Healthy Are Your Nails?

  1. Perpetua Dandeson September 19, 2017 at 3:17 am

    I’m guilty of biting my nails. Lol. I need to stop it. It’s a horrid habit.
    Thanks for the tips


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