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Quick Ways To Repair Broken Nails

March 01, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 188

As you guys know, I am such a huge nail polish addict. I would change a new color on my nails almost everyday. It got to a point that I was already neglecting them. They became so weak and brittle that two of my fingernails tore apart. Yes, it sounds painful and gruesome but what can one do to repair them? Luckily I had a few tricks up my sleeve and I want to share them with you here.

QUICK WAYS TO REPAIR BROKEN NAILS

1. Prepare Your Nails For Repair

Maintain a clean environment for your nails in order to prevent infection. Remember that broken nails bring in an increased risk for infection so before you are about to give them the repair, remove any traces of polish with your trusty polish remover. Wash your hands thoroughly with warm (not hot, mind you) water. Allow them to dry before doing the next step.

2. The Power Of Superglue

A strong glue or superglue can repair broken nails in a flash. Now, superglue can get really nasty and it practically bonds with anything that it comes in contact with. In order to prevent any nasty mess, use a toothpick to to grab a tiny amount of glue. Apply it on the tear and allow it to dry completely. You can then use an emery board to file any bumps and scratches. Don't file too hard though.

3. The Miracle Of Teabags

If the tear is too large, then you can use a tiny piece from a tea bag material and use it to patch on the tear. Use a glue to bond this material on your nails. Ensure that the teabag material that you are using is clean and free of any particles. Allow this patch to dry and then file away any hard edges. If the patch is a little too big, you may trim off the sides to make it fit.

4. Always Maintain A Good Nail Care Routine

Your nails can definitely get weak and brittle when you don't take care of them very well (yes, I learned this lesson now). Use a nail essence that will give nourishment to your nail and apply a cuticle softener on your cuticles. These will help in bringing back the lost moisture and nutrients on your nails. Also, apply a protein rich nail hardener to keep them healthy and strong. Lastly, allow a few days for your nails to breath.

It is very essential to maintain really healthy nails especially when we use a lot of nail polish on them. Give them a lot of TLC so that no matter how much you expose them to different elements, they will always be good as new.

Reena Mariel, author of Beauty Is My Duty, your online resource for beauty tips and tricks for the average girl.

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