I'm pretty sure this is a pretty common thing for those who have long nails. Fake or not. Ever since I was little I've always wanted long nails, but, when your go to a Private Catholic school there would be no such thing. So when I was out of high school that was one of the things / stuff I had to do, was grow my nails. Although I never had the luck of growing them nice. So I opted for acrylic nails. I had it for about 4 months but I hated the fact that I had to have it filled or it will look awful on your fingers. So, that got costly and I was just tired of going back to the nail place.
A few years later, my nails started growing and I started taking care of it more. I now do my own nails with no formal schooling or anything. I just like to do them and if you like what you do, you will be good at it. Anyway, enough with my babbles.
This is a tutorial on how to fix a crack in your nail or if you rip you nail and it's still hanging. You can fix it with something you might already have in your house.
The other day I opened the dryer door and my thumb got caught and I heard my nail snapped / cracked. AARGHHH!
What to do:
1. Make sure to wash your hands and have the nail area clean. If it has nail polish on it, just take the polish out and wash hands.
2. See the crack? I hate it when my nails break.
3. Grab your nail glue and get your nails pressed together so when it dries it won't have a crack in the middle.
4. Apply the glue and let dry.
5. The cloth like thing you see I'm cutting is just a Tea Bag. YES! That's what will keep your nails from breaking again until it grows out. Anyway, empty one of the bag and discard the tea. Cut whatever length and size you need.
6. Apply a tiny bit of glue to the nail so the tea sheet will stick, then apply enough glue to cover the tea sheet.
7. Use a stick something you can push down the sheet with so it won't bubble on top. Keep pushing till it's starting to dry. Keep an eye on the corners, sometimes it will curl up.
8. See when it dries up? You can still see the sheet but you can't see the crack anymore. Let it dry completely.
9. Buff with a fine or finer file softly so you don't file to the bare nail. When it's smooth enough and don't feel the sheet when you run your finger through it, you can apply another dot of glue on top. Let it dry and file again till smooth.
10. TADAAAAAA! The sheet is gone and my nail doesn't even look like it broke.
Proceed with whatever it is you have to do :-) You can paint your nails again.