Many women greatly desire for long fingernails. They spend a lot of time and effort to let their nails grow long only to find out one day that they have a broken one. Broken nails are not only painful and unsightly but this one broken nail can ruin your whole look. Anyway don’t be sad because there is an easy way to fix your broken nail using commonly-found household items. In this article, you will come to know how a teabag, toothpick, emery board and nail glue can make your broken nail look as good as new. This will take only a few minutes to give your fingernail a healthy re-growth. Learn to fix broken fingernail with teabags.
Tip #1: Clip the nail.
With the use of a nail clipper, clip the nail as close as you can and file the rough edges with a nail file.
Tip #2: Prepare the teabag.
You have to remove the tea from the tea bag and then cut a small patch in the bag with the use of the scissor. You will use this patch to mend the broken area in the nail.
Tip #3: Use the teabag patch.
You need to apply first one coat of clear nail polish to the broken nail. While the polish is still wet, put the tea bag patch on the newly polished nail. Again, apply two more coats of clear nail polish on top of the tea bag patch.
Tip #4: Use another way to fix broken nails with a teabag.
Using soap and water, wash your hands thoroughly and allow them to dry completely. Using a fine tipped scissor cut a small ½ inch by ½ inch piece of the teabag’s gauze after removing the tea from it. You should cut where the teabag folds so that you can use a double-ply piece on your broken nail. Be sure that the gauze fits on the nail. If possible, cut an arch or rounded edge over one of its sides so that it naturally fits against your fingernail. Position the tea bag gauze directly over your broken nail. You can apply a clear nail polish or nail glue on top of the teabag gauze and around the broken nail. If you use nail glue, a toothpick can spread out evenly the glue over the areas.
If the brush or toothpick strokes slide the gauze out of place you can reposition it. Let the nail polish or glue dry completely before trimming any pieces of gauze that goes beyond the fingernail’s edge. Use the rough side of the emery board to smooth the portion of the gauze next to your fingernail. The fine side of the emery board on the other hand is used to lightly sand the gauze’s other edges so as to blend with your fingernail. You can apply colored nail polish on your fingernails to hide the gauze under color and this also helps to set the gauze over the broken nail. Just wait for your fingernail to grow out or you can visit a professional manicurist for some help.
Using teabags to fix broken nails is a good solution to the problem. You must also take other precautions to prevent broken fingernails. Avoid using broken fingernails in opening containers and in playing instruments because this will further damage the nail. Use extra care when using nail glue because the chemicals in it can weaken the nails.
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