I confess, I do not worry much over my fingernails. I stopped painting my fingernails decades ago because I hated how polish would turn the actual nail yellow over time. I keep my nails clean and file rough edges, but otherwise I leave them alone, unless they break. I recently discovered SuperNail Nail Bandages which are fabulous as a temporary fix for nail breaks.
The one thing that has always bothered me is when a nail breaks or tears on the side, below the top line of the nail bed (the hyponychium). It hurts and can bleed if the break is allowed to continue across the finger. I try hard to protect the fingernail until it has grown out past the skin line enough to cut off. In the past, I have used band-aids to try to keep the nail from tearing more. However, a band-aid doesn't last long, it doesn't stay clean, and it can be annoying when I am working. Plus, it is very noticeable to everyone.
When moving boxes recently, my thumb nail broke below the skin line of my nail (onychodermal band of the hyponychium) and into the nail bed. I knew it would be a while, possibly weeks, before the nail would grow out enough to be cut. Any time I have a break or tear in my nail like that, it catches on fabric or in my hair and tears a little more into the nail bed. Knowing I would be living with this break for a while, I was desperate to find tape or something that would cover the break. My search lead me to SuperNail Nail Bandage Instant Nail Repair on Amazon. I ordered this very inexpensive solution immediately. When it arrived two days later, I removed my band-aid (the temporary fix) and immediately applied the nail repair bandage.
Six days later, I am writing this review and the initial bandage is still adhering, covering the break and keeping it from tearing further into the nail bed. Keep in mind, I wash my hands dozens of times a day! I expected to need to replace the first bandage long before now.
SuperNail Nail Bandage Instant Nail Repair
supernail Nail Bandage Instant Nail RepairI never want to be without SuperNail Nail Bandage Instant Nail Repair again! The clear thick bandages are perfect for covering a nail break until the nail grows out enough to cut.
The package comes with 30 clear adhesive tabs in varying sizes. I used the largest size on my thumb nail, but the smaller size would be great for my other fingernails.
The package also contains a really nice buffer for smoothing the edge and area of the break before applying the bandage. The blue side of the buffer is a file that can be used for filing the nail and for filing away any access bandage material.
Obviously, I can't guarantee future nail bandages will last for more than 6 days, but with 30 bandages in the package, I think I am safe for a while. I expect I will require at least 2 more bandages before the thumb nail has grown out enough to cut the nail.
For me, the SuperNail Nail Bandages have been a fabulous find. Not only do I appreciate the long lasting protection, but I love the transparency.
For Additional Nail Care Read
14 Secrets to Growing Strong, Healthy, Beautiful Nails by Margaret Schindel
Nice Fingernails Don't Have To Be Difficult to Achieve! by Olivia Morris
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