Home Remedies to Make Your Nails Grow Faster

Written by on January 24, 2023

Nails are composed of a fibrous protein called keratin, which also makes up the hair and skin. Nails grow rather slowly, usually up to 2–3 mm a month.

nail growth remedies

Fingernails are relatively faster to develop than toenails and, therefore, need to be filed more regularly, unless you want to keep them long for cosmetic appeal. However, maintaining long nails can be a difficult task as they accumulate dirt easily and are prone to cracking, splitting, or breakage.

Keeping your nails in good condition makes a great impression. Conversely, unclean, discolored, or chipped nails tend to reflect poorly on your hygiene and overall personality. Plus, this kind of negligence can further slow nail growth.


Home Remedies for Nail Growth

The following home remedies can promote healthy nail growth:

1. Coconut oil

coconut oil nourishes your nail

Coconut oil nourishes the nails to help them grow faster. It is credited with antimicrobial properties to ward off infections. Plus, due to its high-fat content, coconut oil hydrates the nails and forms a protective layer over them to seal in the moisture.

The topical stimulation provided by this remedy also improves blood circulation in the area, which will lead to a better supply of nutrients, resulting in faster and better nail development.

How to use:

  1. In a bowl, warm some extra virgin coconut oil.


  1. Massage the oil into your fingers and nails using circular motions.

2. Lemon

Lemon is replete with vitamin C, which promotes collagen synthesis and in turn aids in healthy nail growth. Lemon is also a bleaching agent, which can lighten or remove yellow stains from your nails.

How to use:

  • Apply lemon juice to each nail with a cotton pad or directly rub a slice of lemon over your nails and then let them air-dry.


  • Another remedy is to pour a few drops of lemon juice in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and mix them well. Heat this solution for 15 seconds until it becomes mildly warm, and then massage it into your nails. Wait for 30 minutes so that it is properly absorbed. Then, wash your nails and moisturize them after.

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