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Vertical crack down nail?

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NumptyNu Mon 03-Feb-14 18:10:42

What is this called and how do I cure it / prevent it getting worse? It's not from an injury or anything, it just kind of appeared?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 03-Feb-14 18:13:37

I'd rub coconut oil in at least twice a day, take a good multi vit and super glue the crack so it doesn't get worse!smile

Annabelannabel Mon 03-Feb-14 18:26:20

If I get cracks like this, I put a tiny piece of tape over it (that medical tape that's used for sticking bandages, what's it called????) then superglue over it, it stops it cracking further

NumptyNu Mon 03-Feb-14 21:15:12

Really? Superglue?

Annabelannabel Mon 03-Feb-14 21:20:00

Yes, just a bit. It soaks into the tape which is porous, I've remembered it's called micro pore!!!, making a really strong coating to the nail.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 03-Feb-14 22:17:58

Guitarists use super glue to harden/repair their nails!

OneLittleLady Mon 03-Feb-14 22:21:05

you can also glue it with the bag part of a tea bag cut to size and glue! Bit thrifty that though it's the same principle as the micro pore tape just without being sticky sided!

burnishedsilver Mon 03-Feb-14 23:06:25

Yep. Superglue.
Also, this stuff.

Annabelannabel Tue 04-Feb-14 07:29:13

Onelittlelady, great tip there, thanks

Deathwatchbeetle Thu 06-Feb-14 22:41:09

I really do sympathise. I had a cracked nail since 11 when I had an operation on my left hand. Nails on my first and second fingers kept coming off and just lately (due to neglect on my part) there is split nail on the third finger. I have kept my nail as short as I can but tend to pick at it which of course does not help. I try to keep it painted but it pokes through the nail polish - or seems to!

I would like to try Annabelannabel's tip but I am extremely clumsy and get covered in superglue, really I am a danger to myself!

CointreauVersial Fri 07-Feb-14 17:24:00

You can buy nail repair kits, which have little sticky strips and a pot of glue to seal them on. The glue is basically superglue anyway.

Deathwatchbeetle Sat 08-Feb-14 00:22:26

Cointreau - that still sounds like danger to me!!!!!

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