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How To Make Your Nails Whiter At The Tips… [Permanently]

There is something about having really white nail tips. It just looks great. But how can you make your tips whiter, particularly if they have started to discolor. Here is what you need to know.

So, how do you make your nails whiter at the tips? The best way to make your nails whiter at this tips is to carefully apply a 3-6% food-grade Hydrogen Peroxide and bicarbonate of soda solution to them, via a toothbrush, and carefully scrub. This will effectively clean and remove any discoloring helping them contrast the rest of the nail.

Whilst a lot of professionals will actually advocate that you simply paint the top of your nails with a white nail polish to create an illusion, what I will be outlining to you today is how you can make your natural nails whiter at the tips more permanently.

This article today will show you a couple of quick, simple and effective methods for whitening the tips of your nails.

These will work for you regardless of the state of your nails, whether they are natural and healthy-looking or even if you have some discoloration or stains.

But most importantly, the following suggestions will look after your nails and preserve their natural health and strength.

You will not need to go to a Salon and pay their expensive fees.

Instead, I will show you two natural remedies that can help you to whiten your tips from the comfort of your own home.

And here’s the best part, you can use these methods to whiten your entire nail.

So for example, if you decided at a later stage that you no longer wanted your new ‘white tips’, you could simply replicate the process for the rest of your nail to remove the effect.

So without further ado lets get started.

How To Make Your Nails Whiter At The Tips

There’s two methods that we are going to discuss today:

  • Using Hydrogen Peroxide to Soak (Most Effective)
  • Using Lemon and Salt

Method One: Hydrogen Peroxide Soak

This first and most recommended method is to use a Hydrogen Peroxide product.

Now, you may be thinking – what on earth is Hydrogen Peroxide – isn’t that very strong, and could it cause damage to my natural nails or other areas of my body?

Well, to start off with, you will not be using a high potency solution (e.g. 35%).

Instead, you will need to work with a 3% solution (like this premium natural solution from Amazon which will not burn and is free from toxic stabalizers).

Be sure that you purchase a low potency solution because working with a chemical like Hydrogen Peroxide above 20-30% can be an irritant and cause damage.

If your nails are really badly stained, you may need to go up to a 6% solution, but this is for the most part and for most of you reading, this will not be necessary.

Now at around 3-6%, Hydrogen Peroxide is widely used for its anti-septic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and whitening effects.

It has a range of uses and is effective for: first aid, mouth washing, sterilizing, removing stains from laundry and cleaning clothing.

What You Will Need

  • Hydrogen Peroxide (3%-6% Solution)
  • 2x Small Bowl/Container
  • Sodium Bicarbonate/ Baking Soda
  • Table Salt
  • Toothbrush
  • Scotch Tape/ Moleskin Pads (Optional – But Recommended)
  • Moisturizer Cream (Optional – But Recommended)

Process Steps

Step One: Prepare The Solution

Take your Hydrogen Peroxide Bottle and pour some of it into a small bowl.

If you are using a higher solution, you may want to add some water to the bowl (regular tap water) to dilute the solution to around 3-6%, but if you are working with the Essential Oxygen Brand, this will not be required.

Step Two: Add Bicarbonate/Baking Soda

Add a small amount of Sodium Bicarbonate/ Baking Soda to the bowl (around a small teaspoon) to mix with the Hydrogen Peroxide.

You will notice the two react, and when mixed, will turn into a nice thick paste.

This is the paste that you are going to use, and apply to the tips of your nails to whiten them in the following steps.

Step Three: Add Salt

In a separate bowl/ container, add some regular plain old table salt.

Step Four: Isolate The Tips

If you want to truly differentiate your nail tips from the rest of your nail and whiten them most effectively, you can apply some materials to your nails to help separate the tip from the remaining nail.

This also works really well at created the size of the whitened tip that you desire.

Either using Scotch Tape or Moleskin Pads, isolate the tip of your nails so that only a small portion of your tips is exposed.

Scotch Tape works best because you can place it across the top of your nails to create the tip. 

The tape will block off the majority of your nail, leaving just a small strip at the end exposed.

Step Five: Paint Your Tips

Now, place a towel over yourself to protect your equipment and clothes and grab yourself a toothbrush.

(An electric toothbrush is even better and you can always use an old head that you need to replace).

Take your newly created paste (Hydrogen Peroxide and Bicarbonate of Soda mix) and dip your toothbrush in.

Make sure plenty of the paste is on the brush.

Now with your toothbrush, paint onto the tip of your nails (making sure that just the tip is covered in the solution and using the tape to differentiate when and where you need to stop.

It’s a good idea to do all the nails on one hand at the same time, and then leave it to sit and to work its magic for around 15 to 20 minutes to lighten the tips and prime for them for the next steps.

Now during this time, I usually like to watch some Netflix and sit still to ensure that the paste doesn’t drip or drop onto the rest of my nails.

Step Six: Retouch

For this step, you want to take your salt and sprinkle some into your paste (Hydrogen Peroxide and Bicarbonate of Soda).

Dip your Toothbrush once again into the solution and mix the salt in.

From here, retouch over your nail tips and scrub them with your toothbrush.

You will notice that they have lightened up considerably and become much whiter.

If your nails are really badly stained, or you want to really make your tips stand out, you may need to scrub for several minutes or you may need to hit them again right from the beginning with the hydrogen peroxide and bicarb mixture.

Step Seven: Moisturize

The last and final step, and best thing to do is to moisturize your nails and your tips, because the Hydrogen Peroxide is very drying and the salt is very drying on your nails.

As you don’t want your tips to dry out, make sure that you wash your nails and hands and you’re good to go.

Method Two: Lemon and Salt

The other method that you can use to whiten your nail tips (or the rest of your nails as you see fit) is by using Lemon and Salt.

In my experience, this method is not quite as effective as the Hydrogen Peroxide Method outlined above.

It also takes a bit longer to do, and you will need to do this fairly regularly (once or twice per day) for the best results.

However, it is a good place to start as you will probably have a Lemon lying around at home. Or, you can get one quickly and easily whilst you wait for the Hydrogen Peroxide to come through the post.

This way you can start to whiten your tips straight away and then move onto the recommended method above if this fails to work for you or you want to improve your results.

With the Lemon and Salt method, you should follow the steps below once every day until you get your desired result.

The bleaching properties of the Lemon will not only help to whiten your nail tips but mixed with the salt, you will notice your nails will strengthen.

What You Will Need

  • Lemon
  • Tablet Salt
  • 2x Small Bowl/Container
  • Toothbrush
  • Vitamin E Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Small Glass Bottle
  • Scotch Tape/ Moleskin Pads (Optional – But Recommended)
  • Moisturizer Cream (Optional – But Recommended)

Step One: Measure Out The Lemon Juice

Take one tablespoon of Lemon Juice and add it to a small bowl.

You will then want to add half a teaspoon of fine table salt. Mix this together well by stirring.

Step Two: Separate Your tips

Now just like in the method above, you will want to single out your tips from the rest of your nails.

Either using Scotch Tape (like this), or Moleskin Pads (like this), isolate the tip of your nails so that only a small portion of your tips is exposed.

Scotch Tape works best because you can place it across the top of your nails to create the tip. 

The tape will block off the majority of your nail, leaving just a small strip at the end exposed.

Step Three: Brush Your Nails

Now, using a toothbrush, dip into the mixture and gently brush your nail tips being careful not to go over the dividing tape.

Once the solution has been on your nails for 5 minutes, wash off using warm water in the sink.

Step Four: Add Secondary Whitener

At this stage, it is recommended that you create and use a Vitamin E and Essential Oil blend (like this from Amazon).

This acts as a secondary whitener.

Vitamin E oil is great for conditioning the nails, while certain Essential Oils (like Lavender) are known for their white and bleaching effect on nails.

Take five drops of Vitamin E Oil and add five drops of Lavender Essential Oil in another small bowl.

From here, you want to add about 10 ml of Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and mix well.

You can store this in a Glass Bottle for reuse later. Before you apply to your nails, close the bottle and shake it well in order to blend the oils.

Step Five: Brush The Oils Into The Nails

Now take two drops of the oil blend and use your toothbrush and brush the oils onto the tips of your nails.

Do this for all your nails on both hands.

Step Six: Use Daily

It is recommended to use this remedy once a day until your nail tips get to the desired white and shiny appearance that you are looking for.

Step Seven: Moisturize

After following the above steps, make sure to finish by moisturizing your nails with a cream to keep them smooth and healthy.

Avoid exposing your nails to harsh chemicals like detergents and other household cleaners that can damage the nails.

Wear gloves while doing any such activity also keep the nails well cut and file them only in one direction to avoid damage.

Final Words

With these two effective and simple methods, you now know how to make your nails whiter at the tips – in no time at all.

These are the very best ways that professionals often use and recommend, to whiten your nails (and particularly the tips).

So whether you are looking to improve the look of just the tip, or the entire nail, then give this a try.

The most effective, and quickest way that you can get your nail tips whiter on the same very day is by using Hydrogen Peroxide.

So get some of this brilliant and versatile solution from Amazon today.

You’ll soon notice the difference. Trust me.