Usually, beautiful nails are to be paired with well-designed outfits. This will make for a great day. But if the nails suddenly break, then it can affect the mood of the day and the well-matched outfit.
It is unfortunate when your nails break because they are not only an important part of your fingers, but they also affect your life. They are vital to the shape of your fingers and your ability to hold things. The good news is that broken nails are easy to repair and the repair can help keep your nails strong and healthy. Otherwise, if you’re not careful, there’s a good chance you’ll lose the tip of your nail. The best way to repair a broken nail is to apply a nail wrap, which will protect your nails and also prevent them from falling off.
What Causes a Broken Nail?
It can be anything! Brittle nails and nails lacking moisture break more often. Vitamin deficiencies can also cause breaks, as well as doing manual labor.
The first thing you should do is clean the nail
If the crack on your nail is not very deep and does not show signs of bleeding, you can start by carefully cleaning and disinfecting the area with an alcohol swab, hydrogen peroxide or disinfectant cream. This will keep the area from getting infected and will also help remove excess oil from the nail bed, but this may prevent the polish you apply later from setting properly.
Whether you have a deep or short broken nail, you should treat this step first.
The Tea Bag Method fix a broken nail
Do you know someone who can’t stop biting their nails? The Tea Bag Method is a quick fix that works. All you need is a small square of paper and a tea bag. Start with the toe or finger that needs a fix. Make sure that the paper is damp, so you don’t cause any more damage by ripping through the cuticle. Once you have it soaking wet, put the paper between the nail and the skin. Leave it there for five minutes. Use gentle pressure and pull gently on the paper to remove the nail. Rinse your fingers or toes and file or polish them as needed.
Use glue to repair broken nails
Some people may not like using nail glue because most of them contain acrylates. Scientists say acrylates are chemicals that typically cause irritation and allergic dermatitis. Acrylics are such a common culprit in these skin reactions that they were named Contact Allergen of the Year by the American Contact Dermatitis Society in 2012.
If you want to use glue to repair, your nails, make sure you are not allergic to such chemicals before you use it.
The Duct Tape Solution
This is one of the quickest methods we use and the steps are as follows.
First, take a piece of tape and cut it to the size of the tear on your nail. Here we recommend using sewing scissors or nail scissors. The reason is simple; the tape will not stick to the blades of the scissors. Also make a choice about the tape; choose a single-sided tape that contains only a mild adhesive. Something like gift wrap tape, for example.
Use the cut tape and cover the tear on your nail. Be sure that the tape covers the break exactly where it is. Gently apply pressure to make sure it sticks accordingly. To make sure it’s properly in place, choose to rub the tape in the direction of the tear, rather than against it. If you try the latter, you will most likely make the tear worse.
Once you have the tape in place, the next step should be to straighten it out. For some people, this task is a breeze, but in many cases you will have tape sticking out the side that you will need to trim off.
What should I do in another situation, if my nails are falling off?
In the case of a completely lost nail, a slightly different approach to repair is required. First, stop the bleeding for your finger by using a sterile cotton ball to stop the bleeding.
Once the bleeding is stopped, you can trim off the sharp edges with a nail clipper. Then soak your hand or foot in a bowl of water to numb the area. This process can last up to 20 minutes. Others will apply antibiotics to the nail to prevent infection.
Finally, to ensure that the new nail starts to grow, a bandage can be applied to the nail. This bandage will stay in place for a period of time, but will need to be changed each time you clean or soak it. This will also help to monitor the injury at all times; ensuring that infection has not occurred.
In conclusion, it is important to trim your nails properly in order to prevent them from breaking again. You should first file the edges of the nail bed, and then file the tips of the nails to create a smooth surface. Then, use a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover to remove any residue of dried nail polish or nail glue from the surface of the nail. Finally, apply a nail wrap or nail polish. If you continue to experience pain while walking or running, it is recommended that you see a doctor who can properly diagnose and treat the problem, including any underlying medical issues.