Keratin is a protein from which our nails and hair are made. Our nails are essentially toughened keratin which can also be found in animal hooves and horns.

Our toenails grow faster than our fingernails, and their growth depends on a variety of factors including hormonal changes. Certain health problems, lack of vitamins or minerals and some medications can affect the growth of your nails, but the process can also be accelerated with the help of some natural remedies.

Here are the best natural remedies for faster nail growth:


Garlic is a powerful vegetable that has often been used against many health problems for a long time. Garlic has antifungal and antibacterial properties that can prevent infection on the nails, and can also improve their health and accelerate their growth. To boost your nail growth, cut a garlic clove and rub it directly on them. Leave it to work for a few minutes so it can be absorbed, then rinse with lukewarm water. For an easier approach, mash a few garlic cloves and apply the paste on your nails.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is one of the most important nutrients for our hair and nails. It can strengthen your nails and boost their growth easily and better than anything else. Crush a vitamin E capsule and mix the contents with some essential oil, then heat the mixture for a bit and dip your nails in it. Leave the remedy to work overnight and you should see results by the morning.

Overnight treatment

The best time to accelerate the growth of your nails is overnight. Use the aforementioned vitamin E remedy to boost the growth of your nails and repeat the process every night before sleeping to make your nails grow like crazy and strengthen them as well.