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Mend Your Broken Nail Using This Simple Technique

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Many women believe that manicures are a treat for them, where they can relax without a care. While this is true, both pedicures and manicures are often used as techniques to maintain nails.

These treatments are also used to clean cuticles and strengthen weak nails.

At times, these nail-strengthening treatments are not enough to avoid nail breaks that can occur due to minor incidents.

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Nails that are not strong often chip and break more easily. Repeated acts of opening containers with your nails is one of the possible causes of a nail damage. Chewing on your nails can lead to nail damages as well.

When the nail comes off from the base of your skin, this can be a painful experience. When the nail chips off, this can be an upsetting experience.

If your nail has broken recently, you might be feeling distraught about it. However, all hope is not lost, as there is one simple and effective way to mend your nail!

This technique can be used if your nail hasn't come off completely. This technique can also work if your nail is chipped up to a large extent.

Continue reading to know how to fix a broken nail in just a few minutes by using certain easy-to-find kitchen ingredients.

Materials Needed
A paper tea bag
A good quality base coat
Sharp scissors
A nail grit file
A good quality top coat
A dark shade of nail polish

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Method To Follow

Remove all traces of nail polish from the broken nail and all others. If you have applied a hand cream or any other products, then remove them from the broken nail as well.

Cut the top of an unused teabag. Empty the leaves. Cut a rectangular piece of the tea bag, to cover only a half of your nail. The tea bag should be cut in a way that it covers only the top half part of your nail.

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Apply a relatively thick layer of the base coat. Wait for 3-5 minutes until it's semi dried. Place the rectangular piece of the tea bag over your nail. The piece of the tea bag should cover the broken part of the nail fully. Press down the tea bag on your nail gently and let it rest for 1-2 minutes.

Apply a second but thinner layer of the base coat over your nail. Wait for 5-10 minutes for the base coat to dry completely.

Use the nail grit file, to file off the excessive piece of tea bag that is not covering your nail. Do this with extreme caution, as only the teabag that is hanging off your nail needs to be filed away. As far as possible, file only in 1 direction. If needed, gently buff the nail for a few seconds.

Apply the dark shade of nail polish on your nails. Wait for the nail polish to dry completely.

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Apply the top coat and wait for the coat to dry fully. Show off your nail polish and don't worry, no one will know a thing! Your secret is safe with us!

Read more about: nail care, beauty, diy
Story first published: Monday, May 9, 2016, 23:00 [IST]
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