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Easy DIY Nail Masks To Get That Perfect Salon Finish At Home

Learn how to grow your nails strong, healthy, and beautiful with these easy DIY homemade nail masks!
  • Rashmeet Kaur
  • Editorial
Published -27 Jan 2022, 18:20 ISTUpdated -27 Jan 2022, 18:49 IST
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Move over your face and hair masks, nail masks have arrived at the party and are soon going to be on your ‘must-have’ list! 

We all can relate to how the COVID era has led to constant sanitizing, washing, scrubbing, and buffing our hands and nails. Now, they are in dire need of some pampering.

If you love your nails, then it is time to think beyond nourishing nail polishes and manicures for your nail pampering sesh! Start with a DIY homemade nail mask. These masks provide an ample dose of nutrition that aims to repair ragged cuticles, brighten up nails and stimulate your new nail growth.

A DIY nail treatment will also not burn a hole in your pocket and will save you a lot of time and effort. Further, adding the power of the nutrients found in natural foods and oils will also lead you to miss out on the unnecessary chemicals and preservatives often added to commercial nail treatments. Now, this is a win-win!

We’ve listed some DIY masks that can work wonders in bringing back the lost charm and health of your nails. So, let’s get into it, shall we?

Benefits Of Using a Nail Mask

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If you’re wondering what is so special about these nail masks, they are beneficial for your nails for the following reasons:

  • Help deliver deep nourishment and strengthen your nail bed.
  • Replenish lost nutrients and restore the keratin for achieving healthy nails. 
  • Keep cuticles in a good condition for fighting infections.
  • Eliminates yellowing and staining of nails.
  • Prevents dry, brittle, and peeling nails.
  • Stimulate new nail growth. 

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Easy DIY Nail Masks That You Can Make At Home

Here are some natural homemade nail masks and nail soaks to improve your nails' health. So, what are you waiting for? Read on, go raid your kitchen cabinet and get ready to rejuvenate your nails. 

Honey, Heavy Cream, and Banana Nail Mask

honey banana nail mask

If you are witnessing that your nails are drying out and peeling after removing your nail paint, then this moisturizing nail mask is for you! 

Bananas contain nutrients and vitamins like Vitamin B-6 and Vitamin C which may help with your skin health. It also consists of silica which can help increase collagen production, the natural proteins that help keep your nails hydrated. 

Honey and heavy cream also have skin-soothing and repairing properties, especially the nail cuticles.


  • Take 1 tsp of honey.
  • Take 1 tsp of heavy cream.
  • Take 1 Tbsp of mashed banana in a bowl.
  • Mix all these ingredients together to make a smooth paste.
  • Apply the mixture to your nails. 
  • Keep the mixture on for around 10 minutes before washing off.
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water. 
  • For desired results, use this mask at least twice a week.

Shea Butter, Coconut oil, and Tea Tree Essential Oil Nail Mask

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If you are dealing with weak or brittle nails, then add this nail mask to your beauty regime. 

It is a known fact that Shea Butter is rich in fatty acids that heal, strengthen and promote the rebuilding of your nails and cuticles. Coconut oil moisturizes and heals damaged cuticles of your nails. Whereas, tea tree essential oil heals fungal infections and treats stained nails.


  • Take 2 tbsp of shea butter.
  • Take 1 tbsp of coconut oil.
  • Take 2 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • Mix all these ingredients in a bowl. 
  • Apply the mask by massaging it mask onto your nails, cuticles, and skin. To make the results more effective, cover your hands with cotton gloves.
  • Leave the mask on for about 20 minutes.
  • Then, rinse the mask off with lukewarm water.
  • Apply this mask at least once a week to notice a visible change.

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Olive Oil, Lemon, and Garlic Nail Mask

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This DIY nail strengthening mask or nail soak can bring life back to your brittle nails. This can also be an amazing overall treatment for your nails - from strengthening to whitening and to nail growth. 

Olive oil is rich in Vitamin E and absorbs easily into your skin. It also has moisturizing and strengthening properties, making it a perfect candidate for promoting nail growth. Lemon juice has a disinfecting power that cleanses and whitens the nails. Whereas, garlic is rich in selenium which promotes nail growth and strength as well as vitamin E. It also has strong antioxidant properties.

Do remember, it would be best to use this mask in the evening because the garlic has a strong smell. But the smell will vanish until the morning and nice scented hand cream can also reduce it.


  • Take 2 tbsp of olive oil.
  • Take 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice.
  • Take 1 tbsp of chopped garlic and make it like a paste.
  • Simply mix these three ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Soak your nails in the mixture for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Do this twice or thrice times a week and you’ll observe the changes within a month.

Have you tried nail masks, yet? Do share your thoughts with us on our Facebook page. For more such stories, stay tuned to HerZindagi!


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