A few weeks ago, I was in the kitchen mashing garlic potatoes for a tasty dinner when–all of a sudden–I experienced the traumatic event that is breaking a nail. Based on my reaction and mad dash to the bathroom, my husband thought I’d seriously injured myself. My body was fine. My nail was not.
Now, most men (and some women) don’t understand the significance of a broken nail; they don’t get how disheartening and frustrating it can be. You spend weeks growing those things out, keeping them all the same length, filing them so they don’t snag. So when a nail breaks, one goes through a sort of grieving process.
All melodrama aside, a broken nail is seriously no fun. Fortunately, there is a little trick you can perform to save your broken nail. While it’s a short-term fix, this emergency nail surgery can at least get you through the weekend should you have a big date or event coming up.
Quick Fixes for Broken Nails
Behold: the tea bag fix for broken nails. You’ll need scissors, an empty tea bag and clear nail polish.
Step 1: Cut Tea Bag Down
Cut a piece from your tea bag that is big enough to go over the crack/snag of your broken nail. I usually demolish an unused tea bag and then save the tea for my loose-leaf tea ball.