Tips for weak or brittle fingernails
Don’t Keep your nails long. Long nails are more likely to split or break.
Use product care nails. Apply moisturizer to your fingernails and cuticles several times throughout the day and before bed. Consider wearing cotton gloves while you sleep, to help seal in the moisture.
Limit use of nail polish remover. Don’t use nail polish remover more than once a week. When you do need to use nail polish remover, choose the acetone-free variety. It will make your nail become dries.
Ask your doctor about biotin supplements or nail salon. Changing your diet or taking daily multivitamins isn’t likely to strengthen your nails. However, some research suggests that the nutritional supplement biotin might help strengthen weak or brittle fingernails.
A note about manicures and pedicures
If you rely on manicures or pedicures for healthy looking nails. Stick to salons that display a current state license, and work only with technicians also licensed by the state board. Don’t have your cuticles removed — it can lead to nail infection. Another, make sure your nail technician properly sterilizes all tools used when care your nail. Various infections can spread through the use of unsterilized tools. You might also ask how the foot baths are cleaned. Ideally, a bleach solution is used between clients and the filters are cleaned regularly.