Over the years I have learned some methods for fixing splitting nails. Here are three ways that I use to fix my nails. Keep in mind that you will want to keep your nails short and free of polish after doing this so that they can restore themselves naturally.
1. Acrylic Nail Overlay
The first method is a temporary fix. If you go to a nail salon you can ask them to put an acrylic overlayer on top of your natural nail. This is great if you have a special occasion or event coming up, like a wedding or a formal event. Just make sure that you book an appointment with plenty of time before the event so that the nail tech can take care of each nail individually and make sure that they are perfect and ready for the big day!
2. Apply Cuticle Oil Daily
You have been growing your nails and suddenly they start splitting. Or maybe you’ve just had a gel manicure and after the removal you notice that your nails are splitting. This can be very frustrating and upsetting, but don’t worry, there are a few ways that you can fix this!
1. Stop everything! Of course the first thing you should do is stop using your nails as tools. Stop picking at things and stop biting them too. You will need to give them some time to recover and grow out, so try to keep them short for now.
2. Use nail oil or nail butter every day. Nail oil is the best way to get moisture into the nail plate and prevent splitting in the future. If you are used to getting manicures, then take advantage of whatever cuticle oil your salon has available during your manicure (you can always ask for extra if they don’t offer it). If it’s been a while since you’ve gotten your nails done or if you prefer to do them yourself at home – then buy some oil or balm for at home use. There are many great brands on the market – I personally love using OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go Pen because it’s easy to travel with and it has a
The first thing to know is that it’s pretty common. I’ve been growing my nails for over a year now and they are still splitting at the tips. Why? Well, our nails have a tendency to do that.
The best way I’ve found to fix splitting nails is to use a thin layer of hardener on the tips of your nails after you apply your top coat and before you apply your quick dry drops. Apply one thin layer at first, let it dry completely, then add another thin layer if needed. This works well for me, but if it doesn’t work for you there are other things you can do as well. You can also try applying one thin layer of clear polish or acrylic to the tips of your nails, or you can use a nail strengthener that has tea tree oil in it (tea tree oil helps heal damaged nails). If none of these work for you might try filing down the tips of your nails so they are flat (but don’t file them too short) and then apply one thin layer of hardener or acrylic to the tips of your nails (I wouldn’t recommend using regular clear nail polish because it won’t be able to hold up as well
You know the feeling. You’re at work and in the middle of a meeting when you look down and see that your nails are splitting. They’ve been doing this for a while, but it’s getting worse, and now you can’t hide it from everyone around you. All you want to do is run home and hide under a blanket, but what can you do?
First of all, don’t panic! Splitting nails are common and there are plenty of ways to fix them. We’ll go over three methods here.
1. Don’t file your nails down too much
Too much filing can weaken your nails. When filing, think of yourself as sculpting your nails into shape. You want to even out any rough edges or ridges so that your nail is smooth but still has some thickness left to it. If your nails are already thin, then just even out the top layer of your nail with the file so that they look smooth.
First of all, I’d like to say that gel nails are very fragile and can be easily damaged, so you should always be careful and do not apply even a little pressure on your nails. But don’t worry, if you’ve accidentally damaged some of your nails, in this article I will show you how to repair your splitting nails.
1. Never leave the house without gloves!!!
This is very important because when your nails get wet they tend to soften and expand, which can cause a lot of damage to them. That is why it is necessary that you wear rubber gloves when doing any work around the house (washing dishes, cleaning the floor or toilet, etc.).
2. Never use nail polish remover!!!
Most women never take their nail polish off at home and go to the beauty salon instead. And if you do remove your nail polish at home, make sure that you do not use acetone-based nail polish remover because it will damage your nails. Instead of acetone-based remover try using one made from lacquer thinner or use polish remover that contains aloe vera.
What causes your nails to split?
Splitting nails is usually caused by dehydration or lack of moisture in the nail bed. The result is dry, brittle nails that break easily.
Nails can also become dehydrated by using too many products that remove moisture from the nails, such as a lot of exposure to water, using nail polish remover daily or wearing nail polish constantly without a moisturising top coat.
The best way to treat splitting nails is to use a good quality nail strengthener or hardener on a daily basis. See my recommendations for some great products below.
The following tips will help you prevent splitting nails:
The world is full of seemingly intractable problems, and in your efforts to solve them you will sometimes find yourself stuck on a solution that doesn’t work. If you’re lucky, you’ll notice this before too much of your life has passed.
To get unstuck, the most reliable thing to do is to try something new. But it’s often hard to tell whether a stuck solution is bad for the wrong reasons (like in this essay, where I’m trying to tell you something about risk but keep getting distracted by my personal experiences) or for the right ones.
I’ve learned a few tricks for distinguishing between these two cases: some signs that it’s time to stop working on an idea and try something new, even if the idea seems at first like it should work.