How to Avoid Nail Breakage
Every woman dreads breaking their nail but despite caring for their nails many of them experience broken or split nails before in many different ways. It may not be a big deal since nails grow back pretty quickly but if the nail breaks from the skin bed, this is the part that makes it annoying. But breaking the nail is inevitable for some so if that thing happens to you, instead of ripping off the nail sticking on a Band-Aid while it grows out, there are ways to fix the nail and keep it intact. But if you can’t stand seeing your broken nail, might as well use a cute Band-aid to cover your broken nail.
Ways to Fix Broken Nails
You have diligently grown, painted and buffed your nails until all of them are the same length but you suddenly felt a little snag on your manicure and just like that your dream nails are gone but fret not because we have some tips for you that can help you fix your nails and grow them stronger for next time.
If you have a nail polish, remove them from your broken nails, make sure that your nails are plain and wash your hand with warm water.
Cut your nails close to the length and width of the break in your nail. You can do that by clipping or filing your nail as close to the tip of your finger as possible. If you insist on keeping the length, you don’t need to clip or file your nails down as far, but the more length you leave, the higher the risk of your nail snagging and breaking off completely.
Once the nails are buffed, push back your cuticles and then apply oil after so your nail will get the right smoothness. It will make the surface more flexible if you put oil in it so don’t skip this part.
Prepare to fit over the tear by using tea bag gauze or a clear tape. Apply a thin layer of clear polish and while it’s still wet, place the tea bag gauze or tape over the tear. Apply another layer of SNS nails clear polish on top of the patch and let it dry completely before adding one or two more layers of the clear polish. Use a toothpick to manoeuvre the gauze or tape to fit correctly. If the nail looks lumpy, wait until the polish is completely dry and buff the nail with an emery board until smooth.
You can also use a small dollop of non-toxic clear glue nail glue over the tear instead of the patch method as an alternative. Brush the glue over the affected area and gently hold the two sides of the tear together until the glue sets. Let it dry for a few minutes before buffing the nail with an emery board until smooth (if necessary). Apply a layer of clear nail polish or strengtheners on top.