Do you have weak or brittle nails that are constantly tearing at the edges as soon as they start to gain a little length? I do, At least I do now that I’ve had to remove my overlay for good. In a mission to preserve every millimeter of length possible and to keep from having nubby nails , I’ve discovered a pretty awesome way to repair a natural nail before it’s rips off completely, and that lasts long enough to grow your nail out. All you need is a tea bag and some superglue.
1. remove any nail polish from the broken nail, careful not to snag it further on the cotton ball
2. trim or file the nail a little shorter to increase its survival strength. Shorter nails get knocked and nicked less
3. empty the tea bag and cut a strip long enough to cover across the entire nail from about midway down, leaving just a small amount overhanging the tip
4. Cover the tear and the tip of the nail with a thin layer of superglue and immediately cover with the tea bag strip.
5. once the tip is adhered smooth a little more glue on the dry paper above the nail
6. Next putting just a bit of glue on the underside of you nail tip, smooth down the overhanging paper to beneath your nail
7. when it’s completely dry and hardened, file down any up smooth edges just a little . The tea paper is very transparent and should be minimally detectable if applied correctly
8. Finish with one or two coats of strengthening nail polish , and then color or leave clear.
I love how strong this makes my nails feel. no more baldy finger tips just because of one wrong move.