Gel Chips Off Vertical Split Nail
I've attempted several times to follow your advice for helping a nail that's split vertically. I've followed your instructions to the letter: remove shine with 240 grit file, wash, dry completely, wipe with alcohol, apply 5-minute gel resin, dry with Insta-dry. I also keep that thumbnail quite short, about 1/16-inch of "white."
My problem is that after about 24-36 hours, about 1/4-inch of gel chips off on each side of my fingernail. What remains pretty much mirrors the curved shape of the end of my nail.
I should mention that my nails are extrememely thin (I sometimes joke that they make paper look thick). I'm wondering if my nails are so thin that they flex, and thus break off the gel. I also use solar oil every day.
What suggestions to you have for me? Should I avoid Solar Oil on that thumbnail? Should I file the split section or trim with scissors? I'm desperate to fix this.