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How to fix a cracked nail

This is just a temporary fix for when your trying to grow out your nails and don't want to cut them down completely.

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Here are all your goodies. You can use either tissue paper or a tea bag for the patch.

Here are all your goodies. You can use either tissue paper or a tea bag for the patch.

These cracks happen from time to time. Slammed in a drawer, heavy lifting or just life but in any case they are a pain when your growin out your nails.

These cracks happen from time to time. Slammed in a drawer, heavy lifting or just life but in any case they are a pain when your growin out your nails.

Take some tissue

Take some tissue

And cut small pieces... Big enough to cover the crack

And cut small pieces... Big enough to cover the crack

As such

As such

Put nail glue on top of the crack. I am using superglue because dumb dumb me ran out of nail glue. It works the same.

Put nail glue on top of the crack. I am using superglue because dumb dumb me ran out of nail glue. It works the same.

As such

As such

Place the cut paper on top of glue

Place the cut paper on top of glue

Smooth out with an orange wood stick or a tooth pick

Smooth out with an orange wood stick or a tooth pick

Make sure the paper covers the whole nail that's cracked!!!

Make sure the paper covers the whole nail that's cracked!!!

Trim excess paper off with some iris scissors.

Trim excess paper off with some iris scissors.

Add one more layer of glue to the nail.

Add one more layer of glue to the nail.

Looks as such

Looks as such

When dry begin to file down the rough area from the glue. Don't file too much as to where to take off the entire paper layer!

When dry begin to file down the rough area from the glue. Don't file too much as to where to take off the entire paper layer!

Like magic, no more crack!

Like magic, no more crack!

File, buff and oil up

File, buff and oil up

And good as new. This is just a temporary fix until your nail grows out more. Enjoy!

  • Nail glue
  • Tissue paper/tea bag paper
  • File
  • Scissors
  • Orangewood stick