Beauty: How To Strengthen Nails And Hair In Autumn?
The changes of the seasons affect our state of health and our appearance. Nails and hair are the first to be affected by this, especially at the end of summer. If you notice that your nails and hair become brittle as soon as September rolls around, read our tips for strengthening your nails and hair in autumn.
Why are nails and hair weakened?
With the arrival of autumn, there are several factors that can explain why nails and hair become more brittle.
At this time of year when the days get shorter and cooler, our nails and hair are weakened by falling temperatures and a decrease in the vitamin D that our bodies naturally produce when we expose ourselves to the sun.
The effect of the change of season is easy to see as hair becomes more brittle, dull and prone to frizz.
Nails break more easily. They may become softer or split.
How to strengthen them in autumn?
Hair and nails have in common that they are mainly composed of keratin.
That's why you can use the same tricks to take care of your hair and nails.
There are mainly two methods to strengthen nails and hair in autumn. You can:
- either use care products applied locally (oils, varnish etc.)
- or nourish them from within by a cure of food supplements or certain foods.
There are of course many vitamin and mineral complexes that you can buy as food supplements in the shops.
But it will be cheaper for you to buy brewer's yeast flakes and sprinkle them on your dishes and salads.
This is the easiest and most convenient way to get a boost of B vitamins (which help with keratin synthesis) and minerals that are beneficial to the health of your nails and hair.
What are the natural tips to know?
In addition to your seasonal brewer's yeast treatment, you can also use local treatments to naturally strengthen your nails and hair throughout the fall and winter.
One of the most effective natural remedies is applying vegetable oil to your hair and nails.
Choose a 100% pure and organic vegetable oil, for example sweet almond oil or castor oil: rich in vitamin E, fatty acids and omegas 6 and 9, the latter is known to promote nail and hair growth.
Simply apply a drop of oil to each nail and massage it into the nails and cuticles.
For the hair, you can make an oil bath: apply the oil on the lengths and then wrap your hair in a warm towel. Leave it on for as long as you like before shampooing.
Which cosmetics should I choose?
On the cosmetic side, you can also favor silicon-based nail polishes.
Clear bases and colored polishes that contain silicon are very effective in strengthening nails.
As a proof of their effectiveness, these nail polishes are recommended during chemotherapy treatments to protect the nails from the side effects of the treatments.
You can find them in particular under the brands Même and Eye Care.