Understanding the Causes of Brittle Nails and How to Combat Them

Understanding the Causes of Brittle Nails and How to Combat Them

Nothing ruins a perfect manicure like rough, brittle nails that will not grow. Many women struggle with dry, flaky nails that easily crack and tear under pressure. Genetics plays a role. Yet, your daily habits also impact nail health. Read on to learn what causes brittle nails and how to fix them.

What Are Brittle Nails?

Brittle nails lack moisture and easily break or split. They have a dry, rough texture and peel into layers. Brittle nails often split down to the nail bed, resulting in painful tears known as hangnails.

Your nails can temporarily become brittle due to damage. Constant brittleness likely signals an underlying issue. Identifying the culprit is key to strengthening your nails.

Common Causes of Brittle Nails

There are several potential causes of dry, weak, brittle nails:

  • Overexposure to water - Too much time with wet nails causes the expansion and weakness of the nail layers.
  • Harsh chemicals - Ingredients in cleaners, polish removers, and detergents dehydrate the nail.
  • Aggressive filing - Buffing too vigorously thins the nail plate, causing peeling.
  • Picking and peeling - This stresses nails, leading them to split and tear.
  • Artificial nails - Acrylics and gels can damage the nail bed.
  • Nutrient deficiencies - Lacking vitamins A, C, E, biotin, and calcium.
  • Medical conditions - Anemia, thyroid issues, eczema, fungal infections.
  • Medications - Drugs for blood pressure, acne, and anxiety deplete moisture.
  • Age - Nails naturally become more brittle as we age.

Tips to Fix Brittle Nails

You can combat brittle nails by using targeted treatments and improving daily nail care habits:

  • Moisturize nails and cuticles daily with a rich cuticle cream like Jada's. Oils and creams hydrate the nail base for flexibility.
  • Wear gloves for wet work and applying chemicals. Limit total water exposure time.
  • Gently shape nails by filing in one direction - avoid aggressive sawing motions.
  • Keep nails polished or buffed so they are less prone to peeling and temptation to pick.
  • Take supplements with biotin, vitamin E, calcium, and omega-3s, which fortify nails.
  • Eat a healthy diet with veggies, protein, and fruits to supply keratin-building nutrients.
  • In treatments, look for nail-strengthening ingredients like wheat protein, silk powder, and horsetail extract.

Jada's Nail Strengthening Solutions

Jada offers a line of nail care products uniquely formulated to combat brittle nails.

Protein Nail Rescue

This treatment is rich in protein to reinforce thin, peeling nails by filling in gaps in keratin layers. Antioxidants like vitamin E also prevent free radical damage that dries out nails.

Anti-peeling Serum

Jada's serum contains jojoba oil and other natural ingredients to deeply hydrate brittle nails and stop them from peeling and splitting down to the quick.

Ultra-Soothing Hand and Body Cream

This rich cream provides lasting relief for severely dry hands and nails. It contains protective shea butter, glycerin, aloe vera, and vitamin E. Massage into your cuticles and nails to restore suppleness.

Create Strong, Beautiful Nails

Do not hide your fingers because of embarrassing brittle nails. Understanding the root causes allows you to course-correct with customized care. Consistently moisturize, protect from damage, and nourish your nails with protein-rich treatments.

With Jada's nail-fortifying products and healthy habits, you will have polished, unbreakable nails you cannot wait to show off. Shop today to get the strong, beautiful nails you deserve.

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