Sep 6, 2009
Well I finally broke my left thumb nail, my right hand had already broken weeks ago and is growing back nicely. Anyone who is into natural nails knows that these are inevitable. You can do all the preventive maintenance in the world and still breaks will happen when your nails get long. However, it is painful, not just physically, but mentally. Nothing that is worth having comes without work and it is work maintaining long, healthy nails, it is a lifestyle change and means doing everything different with your nails in mind when using your hands. It will grow back, this too shall pass, but it is so devastating when it happens. It will even mean changing some of my manicure ideas for the next couple of weeks until it grows back to a normal length. The break was so low that part of my skin is exposed. I tried the silk bandage and glue for a week or two but it just had to be constantly reapplied and made the nail look bad.