How to Fix a Broken Nail with Nail Polish: A Simple Home Remedy


Hey, fellow nail enthusiasts! It's a universal truth - a broken nail can instantly turn a good day sour. But don't fret! We're here with a simple hack to mend your broken nail using items you likely have at home. Yes, you heard it right! You can fix a broken nail with just nail polish and a tea bag. Here's how:

What You'll Need:

  1. A clear nail polish (both base coat and top coat will work)
  2. A tea bag
  3. Scissors
  4. Nail file or buffer

Steps to Fix a Broken Nail:

Step 1: Clean Your Nail

Clean the broken nail and make sure it's free of any nail polish. This step is crucial for the tea bag to adhere properly to the nail.

Step 2: Cut the Tea Bag

Take an empty tea bag and cut a small piece that's big enough to cover the break in your nail.

Step 3: Apply the Clear Polish

Apply a thin layer of clear nail polish over the broken area.

Step 4: Apply the Tea Bag

While the polish is still wet, place the cut tea bag piece over the break, making sure it's fully covered. Press it gently onto your nail, ensuring it sticks well.

Step 5: Apply Another Coat of Polish

After the first coat of polish has dried, apply another coat of clear polish over the tea bag patch to seal it in place.

Step 6: File and Buff

Once the second layer of nail polish has completely dried, you can gently file and buff the surface of the nail to smooth out any irregularities.

Step 7: Paint Your Nails

Now that the break is patched, you can go ahead and paint your nails as usual. The patch should be virtually undetectable under your polish!

This method works best for small breaks or tears that are near the edge of the nail. If your nail is severely broken, or the break is far down on the nail bed, it's best to seek help from a professional to avoid further damage or possible infection.


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