HI guys, today i will show how to Repair a Broken Nail with a Tea Bag ! I have become obsessed with my nails. I also talked about how they break and split fairly often. I do my best to use nail products to strengthen my nails, but a lot of it is hereditary and lifestyle. I really need to invest in some dish gloves because my hands are in hot water for at least 30 minutes a day. If you add in showers, laundry, and all the other crazy things my nails endure, you can easily see why they need as many treatments as possible.
Usually when my nails splits (its almost always on the side of the nail really close to the pink or fleshy part of my nail bed) I cut the rest off so that it doesn’t rip, but recently I saw a YouTube video about how to repair a split nail with a tea bag. Let me tell you… I REALLY WORKS! I am so super excited about this I decided to share it here.
So really quick let me give you some tips before you try this nail repair technique yourself:
- The first day I did this I used one layer (of the teabag). That tore by the end of the night, so the next day I redid it and it tore again. So next I did 3 layers and that worked. For you, one layer may be fine, but I use my hands all day long. They take a beating, not to mention I’m packing as well. So for me, one layer just didn’t cut it, but the concept and the technique is great!
- It is a pain in the butt to cut the teabag into the shape of your nail, but so worth it when you get to save that nail. I went ahead and used up all of the teabag by cutting nail shapes ahead of time (the same nails always break so I just cut some for those to save time).
- Look for the brush on glue/gel. It makes this 10x easier! I got mine from Walgreen’s for about $3.39 for a bottle. It’s Kiss brand as well.
- Make sure to let the glue dry completely in between coats. It definitely makes a stronger bond when you do.
The one nail that I used this technique on felt as though I’d gotten gel nails or acrylics. It was that strong. Thinking about doing this to all my nails as a cheap way to keep them strong and from breaking.