Originally Posted by cookiepls
When the nail started splitting a little over a year ago, I did have my hands in cleaning solutions every day (Clorox Cleanup). That's why I started wearing gloves and using jojoba oil. I've only been doing that for a few weeks so maybe I should give it more time. Thanks for responding.
If the skin of the nail bed has begun to push its way up through the nail plate, it will never heal and will always remain split down the center. If it is just a raised portion that splits at the free edge, you may be able to 'heal' it. Jojoba oil is an excellent oil to use on your skin and nails, but you need to add Vitamin E to the mixture in order to help it 'heal' - vitamin E is an excellent skin 'healing and anti-aging oil' because it will rid the skin and nails of the free-radical molecules that lead to aging, dry skin and nails.
Mix 4-5 oz of jojoba oil with 1/2 oz of vitamin E. Apply to your nails at LEAST twice daily, but ALWAYS at night.