DIY – fixing broken nails & how to prevent them from breaking
Hi loves !
I hope you’re all doing fine. Today I will talk about NAILS! Nails are nothing more than dead cells and that is why they cannot repair themselves. I get compliments on my nails quite often and was even asked a few times about nail salons. The funny thing is that these are my natural nails and that I am actually saving lots of money by not visiting a nail salon. As a consequence of this, I decided to share my knowledge with you guys.
The easiest way to maintain long nails is preventing them from breaking. Therefore, I want to share with you some easy and inexpensive ways to fix broken nails and also explain how you can strengthen them. These tricks are very useful, especially if you love your long nails, like I do and don’t want to trim them, just because one sneaky little nail decided to give up and surrender. We won’t let that happen. That nail is going to stay with you – NO MATTER WHAT ! 😉
Strong & Healthy Nails = Nearly Unbreakable
My nails are quite strong and healthy – I am not sure why, but I assume it has something to do with a healthy and balanced diet and the fact that I drink lots of water. After all, these two essentiell things are the keys to beauty. But here are some additional hacks: 1.Water dries your nails out. Therefore, I recommend that you use a moisturizer once or twice a day. 2.Nail polish removers, especially the alcohol /acetone – containing ones are damaging, too. That is why I prefer using a peel off base coat. 3.Anything but filing your hands in one direction only, will cause them to split.
How To Repair An Already Broken One
However, accidents are inevitable and even my nails, which even a nail scissor cannot cut (you shouldn’t use these things anyway since nail files are less damaging), tend do break from time to time. Last time, I run into my bathroom door in the middle of the night, the nail of my forefinger was the first thing that hit that door. Yes…This happens regularly, but this time was different because as soon as I turned the lights on, I was anything but happy with the outcome. There was an actual crack in my nail. Nevertheless, I remained calm because I know the solution(s) to this problem.
- Nail Glue: This hack is self-explaining, but let’s be honest: Who owns nail glue AND has it available when he/she needs it?
- Tea Bag: Emty the tea bag and cut out a small part of it. This section should still be big enough to cover the damaged spot though. Now use a nail polish of your choice ( I prefer a clear one) to glue this piece of material to the impacted area. The more layers you use, the stronger will be the result.
- The safest technique – Acryl: Acryl is also damaging to nails, but not if you are going to be applying it on an already broken area. In normal circumstances, acryl nail powders aren’t that expensive. If you are going to use these products on damaged/broken parts only, I advise buying a cheap acrylic kit. What this kit should contain: Acrylic powder (preferably clear or white colored one(s)), acrylic liquid and at least one brush. I paid around 10 dollars for the products in total. The procedure is simple: Make your brush wet and go into the powder. Place the small ball on the affected area and try to build a thin layer on top of it (don’t cover the healthy parts). You can thicken it up for some strength by using more product or simply take down the thickness with the help of a nail file. Voilà! As new!
That’s it! I hope that this entry will be helpful for some people out there. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me anytime. Have a nice day / Good night (depending on where you live) ♥