There is no recipe, diet or pill that causes nails to grow faster but certain conditions such as the season and hormones can speed nail growth. The rate of nail growth increases in summer and among pregnant women. Daily olive oil soaks and coconut oil massages also help maintain growth.
Factors such as poor nutrition, infection and aging can slow nail growth so a proper diet and maintaining nail health is essential for maintaining the normal rate of growth. Nails generally grow about 1/8 inch every month, and fingernails grow slightly faster than toenails. Factors such as harsh chemicals, detergents, and dryness can inhibit nail growth. A good home remedy for nails is to soak them in warm olive oil for 15 to 20 minutes each night. Olive oil is rich in Vitamins E and K which are essential for healthy nails. Another recipe calls for massaging the nails and fingertips with coconut oil each day. A diet rich in protein and Vitamins A, B, C, E and K is also helpful in maintaining healthy nails and normal growth.