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Tips And Tricks To Stop Biting Your Nails
If you are a fellow nail biter, you know exactly what an annoying, embarrassing habit nail biting is. I've been biting my nails ever since a very young age, and even now at 19, it's still a habit. Ironically enough, I never really cared about my nail biting habit until I started hitting that age when makeup, fashion, and other menial things were suddenly important. Yes, I admit, I only really longed for long, pretty nails until I started becoming aware of how girls nails should look. Girls are so hard on themselves aren't they? You lucky boys..
Anyway, back to the focus of this article! If you struggle with biting your nails, wish for not only gorgeous but healthy nails, and are ready to get rid of this nasty habit, keep reading! For you guys out there that are struggling to stop biting your nails, you can use (almost) all of the same products below.
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The hardest part of getting those healthy nails you've always wanted is to end your nail biting habit once and for all. I've tried so many different types of methods until I found the one that worked. We'll talk about that method below. Before you run out to buy expensive nail growth supplements and "no-bite" products, you need to sit down and do a little mental homework. There is no purpose to start wasting money on products when you haven't figured out what triggers your nail biting.
- When and why do you bite your nails?
You need to figure out when and why you bite your nails. For example, I bite my nails when I get stressed out, or I'm concentrating deeply on something, or if I'm anxious. Knowing if you're prone to start biting when you're working on a research paper, stressed from housework, or watching an exciting UFC card (am I the only one?), will help you prepare for the times when you may be tempted to start biting again.
- Mind Over Matter
You'll never stop biting your nails unless you tell yourself that you will no longer bite your nails. Sounds easy, but it really isn't. Unless you truly want to stop biting your nails, you'll never end this habit. Getting your mind on your side is the key step. You need to totally commit to ending this habit.
- Get help!
I'm listing this as step 3 since I think it is a very important tool that many people don't mention. It's also one that has greatly helped me in my journey to healthy nails. Tell your friends, family, coworkers, etc that you are trying to stop biting your nails, and if they catch you, to tell you to stop. Many times us nail biters don't even know we are biting! Having some outside eyes is so important in ending your nail biting habit.
- Use The Right Products
There are hundreds of different products made to prevent you from biting your nails. I've only tried a handful; none of which worked but one. Finding that holy grail, nasty tasting, horrific product that will make you think twice about putting your hand anywhere near your mouth will be a godsend. This magical product is called Hoof Hands. Not all stores sell it, but you can purchase it here. This little bottle is an absolute must for those of use who bite our nails. If you are a persistent nail biter, you can actually get used to the taste of "no-bite" products, so you continue your habit. I was in that boat with every product but this one. Here is a short list of products to get.
- Hoof Hands nail product
- A nail strengthening polish (something that not only strengthens but nourishes your nail)
- Cuticle oil
- A nail file and clippers
- Stay Consistent
Once you start this journey, don't stop. Follow "My Method" below everyday.
Though your nails may not be so pretty right now, so what? They'll be lovely soon enough. Treat yourself to manicures and new polishes. Spoil yourself with new polishes every once in a while. Trust me. When your nails look nicely polished and healthy, you are less inclined to bite them.
This is the method I recommend. It is short, sweet and quick! You'll have great results and excellent, consistent nail growth by following these steps.
- Wash your hands thoroughly. Use a gentle soap, and be sure to clean around your nails and cuticles. Rinse thoroughly and pat your hands dry. Apply some of your favorite lotion (whether it's a body lotion or hand lotion) to your hands. Once your hands are clean and hydrated, proceed.
- Get your cuticle oil, and gently rub a small amount into your cuticle. Massage your cuticles until the oil has sunk right in. Now grab a little cotton ball or piece of tissue and wipe off any excess oil or lotion that is on your nails.
- Now apply 2 coats of your Rejuvacote onto your nail and the tip of your nail. This product is the what is going to help you get those healthy nails, and is just as important as the Hoof Hands product. After it has dried, proceed to step 4.
- Time for the Hoof Hands! Put on 2 coats of this product. Let it dry and you're all done!
If you decide to wear polish you can do this between step 3 and 4. I recommend following these steps everyday, and step 3 and 4 twice a day (morning & night). I usually use a gentle nail polish remover once a week to remove everything, and shape my nails. Be careful you don't over shape your nails.
Do you bite your nails? And are you ready to stop?!
I hope this Hub has helped you start your journey to gorgeous nails! If you try these products, or decide to start following my method, please let me know how it goes in the comment section below!!