When they break it is mostly likely at the base of the nail edge, near the nail bed. A painful break if the nail peels back. Ouch!
To repair a nail you will need:
- A tea bag
- A quality nail file
- A quality nail glue
- Wooden cuticle stick or toothpicks
Applying in small batches works best because tea bags aren't very flexible and tend not to curve around the nail, but set firm and straight. Large pieces do NOT stick to the nail well so stick to small pieces.
If you already have a previous nail repair file this down gently first with a white block file.
Apply a tiny dab of glue to the broken area, then using tweezers pick up the small piece of tea bag paper and place over the glue. Blow for a few seconds and use the toothpicks, wooden cuticle or tweezers to press the paper in place along the edges. Press down and hold for a second or two then release, continuing to do so until the glue is dry and the paper is set in place. Don't hold too long or the glue will stick to the items used to hold the paper down.
File down lightly with a white block file then apply cuticle oil and varnish.
|step 1: nail break|
|step 2: smooth area with soft file|
|step 3: apply glue|
|step 4: prepared bits of tea bag cut into small millimeter pieces|
|step 5: apply small piece of tea bag to glued area|
|step 6: allow glue to dry|
|step 7: buff area to smooth|
|step 8: polish area with a polishing buffer|