Yes, neem nail oil works. Buy here. Hang on! Stop. Come to think of it, maybe not that quick...
Neem nail oil does work. It may even be worth the money, that's up to you to decide. But before you buy you should know that you don't need to spend a fortune to enjoy healthy, strong fingernails. Keep reading...
In short, neem oil stops nails from splintering and peeling. In record time, no less. Why? To be honest, I can't give you the scientific details here. Brittle nails is not the kind of disorder where cutting edge medicinal research is done or where a lot of funding is available...
However, you can look at the research that has been done in other areas. Fingernails are an extension of your epidermis, your skin. It's the same with hair. Anything that is good for your skin is also beneficial for hair and fingernails.
Neem oil works miracles on your skin. It's great for dry and irritated skin, soothing, moisturizing and nourishing it, and it does the same for your fingernails. It is rich in minerals and vitamins that may be missing. It generally improves the health and the immune system of your skin.
And if your nail problems are due to nail fungus, some kind of infection or similar disorder, then neem oil will take care of that, too. The anti-bacterial and antifungal properties of neem oil are well researched and documented.
The easiest way to find out how impressive it really is, is to try it. And that need not cost much.
Yes, you could spend a small fortune on special neem nail oil that contains neem leaf extract and other oils and essences and scents and this and that. It's luxurious stuff with a luxurious price tag.
Straight neem seed oil costs a fraction of that, and does the same job. It has one drawback: it does not smell pleasant (to put it mildly).
The good news is that you don't need to use it for long. It works very quickly, and your nails will stay strong for several weeks even after you discontinue the use of neem oil. At least that is the experience my friends had. (No animal testing here, I only test on friends and family...)
Neem oil has so many uses that you'll find a million things to do with the rest of the bottle. That makes the use of straight neem oil a very economic solution.
On the other hand, if you can afford it, if you are concerned about the smell or if you are around people all the time, then you may prefer to spend extra for better smelling neem nail and cuticle oil.
Just massage a drop or two into your fingernails and cuticles. Then try to mask the odor by putting some nicer smelling lotion over the top. (It works somewhat.)
Do it twice a day and you should see improvement very quickly!
Treating Nail Fungus (coming soon)