7 Easy Ways to Fix Broken or Cracked Nails

7 Easy Hacks To Fix Broken Nails Quickly At Home

Most broken or cracked nails can be easily fixed at home. Here are some of the interesting ways you can do so.


Nothing ruins a look more than unkempt, broken nails. No matter how much your outfit and accessories are on point, if you’re slacking on your nail-game, you’d might as well have not bothered with the styling at all. Since we’re living in a world that’s obsessed with perfection, even the slightest misalignments can make people cringe. Beauty is OCD (think about it, even the messiest looks are perfectly sculptured). So before you commit any fashion faux-pas, let’s take a look at 7 interesting ideas yet simple tips on how to fix a broken nail at home:

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Top 7 Tips to Fix Broken Nails

  1. This cracked nail repair is quite easy. Cut a teabag into a small square that’s approximately the size of the split on your nail. Drop a bit of nail glue onto the split and let it dry there for 20 seconds before placing the tea bag strip on top. This will hold the nail together and you can paint over it easily. There will be no way to tell that you’ve got a broken nail.
  2. Cut a silk cloth into a small square and as was the case above, just some nail glue to allow the cloth to hold your nails in place. You can pop your manicure over it and use Olay Total Effects 7 in One Foaming Cleanser to get glowing skin around the nails as well.
  3. This broken nail fix is for when nail is completely broken off, you can use a silk wrap cloth and some glue to create a marker or base at the area where it’s broken and then reattach your nail. Make sure you have steady hands or your nails might end up looking a bit wonky!
  4. If your nail is cracked and only partially separated from the rest of the nail body, all you need is some nail glue to put it back together. Try practising once without the glue to make sure that you get the angles right.
  5. If a corner chunk of your nail has been chipped off, you can use nail gel to reconstruct that corner. These gels are usually transparent and get pretty hard. Once you’ve got your polish on, no one can tell.
  6. If you aren’t at home and don’t want to wait till you get home to fix your nail because you’re worried it might break and fall off altogether, you can always use a temporary repair. Cut a piece of cellotape and add that to the crack to hold the ends together.
  7. If your nail has broken all the way till the nail bed, then the safest thing to do is to get it removed. You can always attach a fake nail if there is nail body left on the bed. It’s best not to tamper with it too much though, as it can lead to infection.

The next time your nail breaks, don’t trim down all the other ones to match. Try these quick fixes first!

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