We all get broken nails sometimes; it sucks but it happens. In such a situation, the best thing that should be done is fix it as soon as possible. The steps mentioned below will help you to fix an accidently chipped nail without much effort and would last for a week or two. All you need are few ingredients that you probably have it home anyway. Here are the steps:
Steps To Repair Your Broken Nail
Gather All Necessary Supplies
First of all, get ready by gathering all the supplies that you will require to fix your broken nail. You will require a nail paint remover, few cotton balls, nail glue, non-pointy tweezers, q-tips, nail file and buffing bar.
Clean The Nail
Remove any existing nail polish from your nail by soaking a cotton ball in your nail polish remover. But make sure that you don’t end up snagging the tear on your cotton ball while doing this.
Now use the nail glue and apply a thick smear on the tear on your nail. Make sure that you also cover the area surrounding the tear from all the sides as well as underneath the tear as well so that the two halves will be bound together with the glue. Allow the glue to dry for about 15-20 seconds.
Flatten It Out
Now take the help of the tweezers of a cuticle stick to push the crack flat. Use as little of the tool’s surface area as possible and continue to apply light pressure on the area for a minute or two till you are sure that the tear will not move once the pressure is released and will remain flat and properly sealed.
Buff And Smooth
Once the glue has dried completely, use a buffing stick and try to make the area with the glue as smooth as possible. This will help it to blend in properly with the natural nail. However, keep in mind that you will not be able to smoothen the area completely otherwise you will end up losing all the glue and will have to start over. Concentrate more on the edges as once the edges are in sync with the nails, the tiny bump on the nail will not be noticeable.
Clean It Up
Finally soak a q-tip in acetone and remove any residual glue from your hands and fingers. That it! Once you paint the nail now, no one would be able to tell that the nail was once broken.