Sunday, January 29, 2012
Eww ... gross ... I hate you.
Not cute. Do not adjust your screens. This is not a broken nail. Rather a really ugly curving to the nail. I wish I could beat it out of me, but that simply doesn't work. How is one supposed to deal??
<----- LOOK *barf*
What is worse than a wonky nail? ... Nothing comes to mind.
What the what?!?
How is this possible? How can we get the wonk to relax?
There are a couple of steps you can take to remedy the situation, but keep in mind the end result is not permanent. DARN IT!
The most effective solution is to use a combination of moisture (in the form of water) and oil/balm/waxy products together. I have mentioned previously, long and constant exposure to water is not good for the nail layers. I have several posts on "fat nails" and why it can weaken the nail plate layers and cause problems, i.e. splitting, peeling. However, since there are times you simply cannot avoid water ... unless you're dirty ... you might as well use it to your advantage! You can use unavoidable water exposure to help un-wonkify (<--O.O new word) your nail beds. After your nails have been submersed in water, one good thing you can do for them is moisturize them with your favorite cuticle oil/balm/cream/lotion or wax containing product directly after the exposure. Not only will this help seal in moisture, but it will also help keep the wonkiness at bay for a bit longer. If you continue to add oil/balm/waxy products every few hours it will keep the nail less wonky. I have found oil makes the results lasts longer than lotion. Like I said, it's not permanent and takes effort to put cuticle oil on every couple of hours, but hey, it's either that or the weird wonk.
In summary: Constant moisture is like a Valium for the wonk.
Of course there is always that nubbinizing option ... but that makes me cry.
Do you know about the wonk, have the wonk? How do you deal with the wonk?
Edit: Two other helpful posts on how to make a nail less wonky with filing can be found here and here.