DIY Nail Treatment

WRITTEN BY: lindsey On 11/30/2016 • Nails


I very rarely get my nails done at a professional salon. Not because I don’t have time or I can’t find a salon I like because there are plenty of those! It just seemed silly to pay $25 for a manicure that would chip away days or even hours later. This was the general feeling amongst most of my friends and colleagues, and I think the nail industry caught wind of it too. The solution? Gel Polish.

At first glance, this technique had it all. It’s easy to apply, the colors - while not endless - are cute with a large variety, and the final, chip-free product lasts 2-4 weeks! So on special occasions I began getting gel polish manicures, but the aftermath was not pretty for my natural nails. My nails felt weak, brittle and rough. After again consulting my friends and colleagues, my nails were not the only victims.

So I began my research for a way to improve my nails after removing gel polish. To my surprise, I found a DIY gel polish recover treatment that can be done at home with common pantry staples.

Submitted by lindsey on 11/30/2016 - 16:41
Here's What You'll Need:

Apple cider vinegar

The apple cider vinegar is loaded with nutrients like potassium, magnesium, calcium, and iron that are healthy for your nails.

Coconut oil

We’ve talked time and time again about how much we love coconut oil. In this case, it works as a moisturizer for your cuticles and has antibacterial properties to prevent many kinds of nail infections, as well as nourishing your weak nail.

Vitamin E oil

The Vitamin E oil will add the extra touch this treatment needs to keep your nails moisturized and hydrated.

What to do:

1. Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and water in a small bowl, enough to cover all 10 nails. Soak your fingertips for at least 5 minutes, or up to 30 minutes. Gently rinse off the vinegar mixture.

2. Mix in a few drops of the vitamin E oil into a couple teaspoons of coconut oil. Spread the mixture onto your nail beds and let sit for at least 5 minutes or up to one hour. Gently wipe the mixture off your nails.

3. Repeat the entire treatment weekly for best results.

Whether you get your nails done bi-weekly, monthly or never, apply this nail treatment regularly to keep your nails strong and healthy.