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Beauty Tips from Africa
Dry, Brittle Nails EmptySat Jul 18, 2009 2:02 pm by Flowers & Pearls
The continent of Africa is full of unique herbs that have properties useful for health and beauty remedies. Many beauty remedies based on indigenous African herbs have been passed down for hundreds …

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Folliculitis Keloidalis Nuchae (mostly common in men)
Dry, Brittle Nails EmptySat Jul 18, 2009 2:01 pm by Flowers & Pearls
Folliculitis Keloidalis Nuchae

It is a chronic condition which involves scalp and the back of the neck. Folliculitis Keloidalis Nuchae generally occurs in African American men. People in the age …

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Make Your Own Hair Perfume
Dry, Brittle Nails EmptySat Jul 18, 2009 1:50 pm by Flowers & Pearls
Want to turn a few more heads? Well, you could do that just with a whiff of air. It is the wonderful locks which fall over your shoulder that need some care. It barely takes a few minutes to prepare …

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UV hair protection. 101
Dry, Brittle Nails EmptySat Jun 27, 2009 2:31 pm by Flowers & Pearls
Summer is coming guys so here's the perfect time to protect it from the sun rays (though you must do this always summer is the season when most needed).

UV And Hair

Hair offers a natural …

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what's your ulttimate hair goal?!
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hi girls flower what's your ULTIMIMATE HAIR GOAL???

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Dandruff- What it is?,causes,cures
Dry, Brittle Nails EmptyFri Apr 24, 2009 6:33 pm by Flowers & Pearls
Dandruff or Pityriasis capitis refers to the extreme flaking of the dead skin which forms on the scalp. Although small amount of flaking is normal but when people start experiencing a large amount of …

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Learning about Scalp Folliculitis
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Dandruff and acne are common culprits when it comes to scalp issues. While most of us usually only have to deal with a few flakes or an itch and a scratch, there is another condition that often goes …

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Hair Screening: What Toxins is your Body Storing in your Tresses?
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Hair screening is definitely not new, but it is becoming increasingly popular as we combat the effects of aging and the environment. At-home testing kits are available and are widely accepted as a …

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Maintaining Healthy Scalp and Hair
Dry, Brittle Nails EmptyFri Apr 24, 2009 6:21 pm by Flowers & Pearls
Your hair is your crowning glory. You spend time and money making sure that you have a flattering style and color. But healthy hair can be more than a reflection of your sense of style and fashion. …

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Dry, brittle nails are a problem that many women face. As your nails grow, they often split at the tips or even along the nail plate before reaching the tip. They are often weak and can grow more slowly than healthy nails.

Nails tend to become more dry and brittle as you age. However, there are several other causes of dry, brittle nails:

∑ Nail polish remover. Using nail polish remover more than once a week, especially one containing acetone, can cause your nails to become dry.

∑ Too much moisture and harsh chemicals. If you keep your hands in water for prolonged periods of time, your fingernails absorb too much moisture. In turn, it causes your fingernails to become dry and brittle.

∑ Using harsh chemicals. Using harsh chemicals can have a drying affect on your nails

∑ Nail files and filing both ways . Using a metal nail file or filing your nails in both directions can cause them to split.

∑ Vitamin or mineral deficiency. A lack of calcium, protein, iron, or other vitamins and minerals can cause your nails to become brittle.

∑ Thyroid problems. A more serious cause of dry, brittle nails is thyroid problems.

Preventing and Treating Dry, Brittle Nails

Nail strengtheners are often recommended for treating brittle nails. They may protect nails, but they donít address the root of the problem.

Here are some tips for preventing and treating dry, brittle nails:
Use nail polish remover no more than once a week. Avoid nail polish removers with acetone and remove nail polish at most once a week. You can always touch up your nails during the week if your nail polish chips.

∑ Wear gloves. If youíre doing dishes, cleaning the house, or performing some other task that causes your hands to stay wet for awhile, wear gloves. Also wear gloves if you are using harsh chemicals.

∑ File your nails carefully. Use a glass file or an emery board instead of a metal nail file. Also, make sure you file only in one direction.

∑ Pay attention to your diet. Add calcium, protein, or iron to your diet. If you need extra help, try taking a multi-vitamin.

∑ See your doctor. Nail health can be a sign of your overall health. If you think your finger nails are showing symptoms of a larger health issue, such as a thyroid problem, visit your doctor.

When you face dry, brittle nails, think about how you treat your nails and your body. Being kind to both can help you achieve strong, healthy nails.
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