For the last month I have been soaking my toe in apple cider vinegar to help repair it. I was supposed to soak it for 30 minutes twice a day but let's be honest who has time to sit around soaking a toe on a work morning? Not me. So instead I only soaked it at night. And I will be honest, some nights I forgot...like probably 10 of the 31 nights. Towards the end I started doing straight up apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball in hopes that it would accelerate the process and make up for the 10 nights I had missed. The only difference I saw in using it directly on my toe and not mixed with water is that it turned my nail slightly yellow. So that kind of sucked.
This treatment method is supposed to cure any nail issues in 30 days. Since I didn't do it twice a day I'm thinking that it will take twice the time. So while my toe is not completely fixed I do feel like there is a difference. My nail feels and looks stronger. The new nail that is growing looks "normal". I plan to now use the cotton ball method for 10 minutes each morning and then soak for 30 minutes each night for the next month.