Is your manicure ruined by a broken nail in a day? Don’t worry; we will show you how to repair it!
Do you suffer from nails that break easily? It can happen, and it is worth noting that it can be due to two opposite problems. The nails could be too moisturized or too dry. But what exactly is the cause of cracked nails? We have the answers for you and know exactly how to fix it. Read on quickly to avoid this problem!
Nails can split in two ways. You have nails that split vertically and nails that split lengthwise.
Nails That Split Vertically
Nails are made up of three plates. When the nail is cut, pressure is exerted on these three layers, pulling them apart from each other and causing them to split. If the nail is split vertically, you may see bumps or grooves in the nail, often caused by nail growth disorders or inflammation. You may want to have a specialist look at this.
Nails that Split Lengthwise
Nails that split lengthwise or horizontally are often related to external influences or low nail strength. Fortunately, there is much that can be done about this.
What Can Be Done About Cracking Nails?
The cause of quick nail breakage often comes from external reasons. It may be due to changing gel polish too often or too soon or not applying a good protective layer under the nail polish. This may already sound familiar.
But did you know that cracked nails can also be caused by hand washing? And especially nowadays, with more and more people putting their hands in soap at weddings and funerals, nails can become sore and dry. Be sure to scrub your hands with cream regularly. But do it in moderation, because if you scrub your nails too much, they will become too soft and break too quickly. In short, it’s a fine line.
Here’s how you can avoid nail breakage:
Like any other part of your body, you should take care of your nails. So, lubricate them regularly, especially before bed, and regularly file them. Filing is gentler than fiddling with nail clippers, so choose this option if you want to cut your nails quickly.
Are your nails still weak and tear easily? If your nails break repeatedly, it is helpful to stock up on nail hardeners. A nail hardener strengthens nails in a month and can also be used as a protective base coat. It kills two birds with one stone. If you repeat the hardener treatment two or three times a year, you will find that your nails will break less quickly.
Avoid Acetone-containing Nail Polish Removers
Acetone-containing nail polish removers may get the job done faster, but they do not please the nails at all. Therefore, look for a nail polish remover that does not contain acetone. Acetone will quickly dry out already brittle nails. Also, highly brittle nails can be discolored yellow by acetone, which of course, is something you want to avoid at all costs. Instead, try to find suitable alternatives rich in nutritious ingredients.
Vitamins for Stronger Nails
External influences often cause nails to break easily, but they can also be counteracted from the inside. A variety of vitamins are available that provide health benefits to the nails. For example, vitamin C keeps nails healthy, while collagen can make them stronger in powder form or otherwise.
Let us know if these few tips have helped make your nails stronger and share any other tips you have with us in the comments below!