March 18, 2018

How To Repair A Splitting Nail: Super Glue Hack

When my nails are long, they sometimes get these little horizontal splits. I find myself snagging them on everything: when I wash my hair, get dressed, remove nail polish with a cotton round. You get the picture. 

fix a cracked nail hack

Eventually, the nail breaks and I'm left with one short nail. So I  have to file down all the rest. I use the following tip often . It really saves the length of your nails, and it's so easy. 

fix a cracked nail hack

Supply List
Supper Glue or Nail Glue

hack to stop a nail from breaking

Step one: Apply a tiny amount of glue over the top of the split and all along the side of your nail. Be careful not to get it on your skin. Gently lift up on the split, then push it back down to allow some of the glue to get in the crack. Work quickly and carefully. You only have about 10 seconds before the glue sets. After a few repairs, you'll get really good at fixing splits.

Step two: Allow the glue to dry for a few minutes.

Step Three: Use your nail file to gently smooth the surface of the glue and take off any ridges. File along the side edge of your nail to make sure you don't have anything that can snag.

Step Four: Paint your nails as usual and continue to enjoy your length.

Once you have one of these splits, you"ll need to keep an eye on it. The glue eventually gives a little and starts splitting again. Whenever you notice it showing up, or you snag it again, repeat the process. The glue usually holds it in place for a few days. I do this a couple times until the nail grows out. It doesn't take much time, and its worth not having to file off all of your nails, or have one really short one.

hack to stop a nail from breaking

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