How to Fix Broken Nail at Home: Guide in 2021

How to Fix Broken Nail at Home: Guide in 2021

May 26, 2021

Getting nails done is the first thing girls consider while getting ready for any occasion, either it be a birthday party or a wedding. A lot of time and money is spent on getting a manicure that is why a broken nail is not something a girl would be happy to see. It could happen at any moment. You are all set to go to a party and BOOM! Here's a nail broken. It is very frustrating and I am sure every girl could relate to this.

Well you do not need to worry anymore. We have brought you some easy tips and tricks to fix broken nails, so you won't need to trim off the nail length or deal with the annoyance and discomfort of broken nails anymore.

Given below are easy hack to fix broken nails

DIY Broken Nail Hacks

Use the Popular Tea Bag Hack

Use the Popular Tea Bag Hack

 

If you have a large nail break or crack, fix it quickly before the next manicure by using only a teabag.

Follow the given steps:

  • Clean the nails. If there is any nail polish or nail paint applied, remove it.
  • Cut the tea bag to the size of the nail so that it covers the break or crack completely.
  • Put a small amount of nail glue on the crack and cover the crack completely with it.
  • Using a pair of tweezers, place the teabag carefully over the crack.
  • Let it dry completely.
  • Once dried, smooth out the outer nail surface using a nail buffer.
  • Apply any nail paint or nail art you want!

Use Silk Wraps

Use Silk Wraps

 

This method is similar to the tea bag method and it can be done easily at home or salon.

  • Clean your nails, if there is any nail polish or nail paint applied, remove it.
  • Clean the broken nail using rubbing alcohol.
  • Starting from the nail bed, lay the silk strip carefully over the surface of your nail.
  • Using a brush, apply nail glue gently over the silk strip and cover the strip completely.
  • Cover your nail with the nail powder that comes with the nail repair kit.
  • Remove excess nail powder using a brush.
  • Repeat the step 4 to 6.
  • Cut off the excess silk wrap that hangs off from the nail.
  • Use a filer to get the desired nail shape.
  • Using a buffer, gently remove any bumps from the nail surface.
  • Apply nail paint or nail polish as usual.

This method keeps the nail strong even after several changes of polish.

Use Fake Nails

Use Fake Nails

 

The easiest and quickest way to fix a broken nail is to use fake nails. They are easily available at any beauty suppliers shop, and provide long lasting and strong nails.

  • Clean your nail, if there is any nail polish or nail paint applied, remove it.
  • Apply nail glue over the surface of the nail using a brush.
  • Cover the nail with the acrylic fake nail and press it gently.
  • Allow the glue to dry.
  • Once dried, apply nail polish or nail paint as usual.

Fix Your Nail Using Clear Nail Polish

Fix Your Nail Using Clear Nail Polish

 

If your nail has a minor break or crack, and you are in a hurry, the quickest and easiest thing you can do is to apply a clear nail polish and it will definitely do the trick. Just get a strong coat of the polish over the nail and let it dry.

You can also use a clear nail hardener. Brush even strokes over the nail paying special attention to the cracked or broken area.

Let the hardener dry. You can apply multiple coats if desired.

Use Lightless Gel

Use Lightless Gel

 

A lightless gel provides a long lasting and chip free nail life. It strengthens the nail and repairs the cracks, breaks, and can even re-attach a piece of nail that has been broken off.

  • Clean the nail, removing any applied nail paint or nail polish.
  • Apply the lightening Gel using a brush and cover the nail surface completely.
  • Apply the activating cure spray evenly on the nail surface.
  • Also spray on the underside of the nail.
  • Let the spray dry.
  • Apply second or third coats if necessary.
  • Let the nail dry after every coat.
  • Shape the nail using a buffer.

Use a Scotch Tape

Use a Scotch Tape

 

  • Clean the nail, remove nail polish or nail paint from the nail.
  • Cut off a small piece of Scotch tape that is a little larger than the size of your nail.
  • Place the tape over the nail surface making sure it fits well. Smooth it out and press it into the nail.
  • Cut the excess part of the tape.
  • Coat your nail with a clear nail polish.
  • Apply two or three coats and let the nail dry after every coat.
  • Apply nail paint or nail polish as usual.

Using the quick hacks given above, you can easily fix a broken nail staying at home.

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