How To Fix A Broken Nail?
1. Remove the broken part by carefully filing it down with an orangewood stick (or another nail file). You can also use a cotton-tipped swab, but bars are more effective. Be careful not to file down the healthy parts of your nail!
2. To smooth out any little jagged pieces of remaining nail around the break, buff the surface with a fine-grit nail file.
3. Apply an even layer of cuticle oil or hand lotion over your nails and massage it into your skin for extra moisture.
4. Finally, smooth on a clear topcoat, which will help protect your nails from nicks and cracks, in addition to keeping them shiny and strong.
You can do this for a few days and let the nail grow out. Once the broken part is grown out, you can file it down to an average length first, then apply these steps again until your nails are as long as you want them to be. have fun!
How to fix a broken nail with tissue:
So once you’ve got your (sharp and pointy) tools and materials lined up, follow the five easy steps below:
You’ll want to be quite precise with these cuts. The better job you do here, the less filling and sanding you’ll have to do later on. Here’s how we’d recommend cutting…
1. (Cut #1) Make a diagonal cut across the tip of your nail. This will make it easier to work with when shaping.
2. (Cut #2) Straighten out that diagonal line by making another quick cut parallel to Cut #1, perpendicular to the first one – like so:
3. (Cut #3) Use a small file or emery board to smooth out the jagged edges that you’ve created.
You’ll want to file away from the center of your nail and towards the outside (left/right).
4. (Cut #4) Repeat this process of filing and smoothing until you’re satisfied with the shape of your broken nail.
5. (Cut #5) Now, we can get started on rebuilding your new nail! Place a small piece of tissue underneath the eponychium, and use one or two drops of clear topcoat to affix it in place—this will protect the area while you work.
How to fix a broken nail until it grows out:
this method does not need to cut or shave the eponychium.
1. (Step 1) Here, we want to create a “platform” using several layers of nail art foil—to do this, use an orange stick and some acetone to peel off a piece of foil that’s roughly double the length and width of your broken nail bed.
We like to use two main pieces for these platforms: one at the center front of our nails and another smaller one at our nail tips. Then we put together those two parts to create the entire platform. 2. (Step 2) Use tweezers to hold up your platform while you paint it with a clear topcoat. 3. (Step 3) Once that topcoat has dried, use a tiny piece of foil to create a thicker “platform” under your eponychium.
So again, peel off a tiny square from your nail art foil and add it underneath the existing one—this will give you more strength while you grow out that broken nail. 4. (Step 4) Continue to place additional layers of nail foil into that particular spot between your eponychium and the rest of your natural nail bed.
How to fix a broken nail with dip powder:
1. (Step 1) Apply a coat of clear topcoat across your entire nail bed.
2. (Step 2) Grab some cotton swabs and acetone, then whip up a quick mixture of acetone and powder. Dip the tip of one of those cotton swabs into your acetone/powder mix to create an impromptu “brush.”
3. (Step 3) Use that brush to draw out different designs on top of your clear base coat—we like to use squiggly lines, straight lines, dots… really anything goes here!
4. (Step 4) Repeat this process until you’ve covered the entirety of your natural nail with powder. 5. (Step 5) Once you’ve achieved full coverage, grab a metal file and use the rough side to buff out any lines, shapes, etc., that you’d like to remove.
How to fix a broken nail with a fake pin:
1. (Step 1) Using a nail clipper or scissors, cut off the tip of your little finger’s fake nail, so it matches up with your natural nails’ shape.
2. (Step 2) Grab an emery board or coarse sandpaper, then carefully file down one edge of your fake nail until it matches up with the curve of your natural nails—this will act as our anchor for this extension.
3. (Step 3) Next, grab some matching acrylic powder and mix it with a clear topcoat until you achieve the same color as your natural nails.
4. (Step 4) Now, use that color to paint one side of your fake nail with it—we like to do this by dipping a toothpick into the shade and drawing out a thin line along one edge.
5. (Step 5) Once that first layer has dried, grab your emery board again and file down the newly painted edge until it’s nice and smooth.