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bad habit help user banned
16th Jan '13

i keep biting and ripping at my nails so bad it hurts, there is nothing left to be taken off, sometimes less than that. but i swear when i am nervous or biding time (all the time) i cant help but try to break more off.
it has never been this bad, not sure what has changed to make me do it more but they have not recovered in over a week.



i would do the nail polish to keep from biting but i dont just bite, i use another nail to find any little notch or crack and tear it off from there. (sorry)



do fake nails work? i mean just something to let my real nails grow back for like a week without me breaking them. or would that damage them more?



any other ideas?

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
16th Jan '13

Fake nails work for me but only the ones with the hard coating on them that is impossible to bit threw.

user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
16th Jan '13
Quoting 1inpink2inblue:" Fake nails work for me but only the ones with the hard coating on them that is impossible to bit threw."



ive never done fake nails before but know there are different kinds, what am i looking for?

Lin Brown 2 kids; Tunnel Hill, Georgia 1805 posts
16th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting cunning cuniculi:</b>" ive never done fake nails before but know there are different kinds, what am i looking for? "</blockquote>



I would suggest gel, they are amazing and last a lot longer then acrylics

wilde_mommy 4 kids; Columbus, Ohio 3459 posts
16th Jan '13
Quoting cunning cuniculi:" ive never done fake nails before but know there are different kinds, what am i looking for? "


get acrylic at a salon, any ones you do at home won't be hard enough. I do the same think, I dont bite mine I pick and peel at them.

user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
16th Jan '13
Quoting wilde_mommy:" get acrylic at a salon, any ones you do at home won't be hard enough. I do the same think, I dont bite mine I pick and peel at them."


dont salons take the top layer off your nail? isnt that more damaging?

FutureMommyof2 Due June 5; 1 child; Charlotte, North Carolina 1035 posts
16th Jan '13

If you don't have any nail bed they won't stay on. Maybe will your at home keep gloves on? Sorry I can't think of anything else and eekk it sounds so painful.

user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
16th Jan '13
Quoting FutureMommyof2:" If you don't have any nail bed they won't stay on. Maybe will your at home keep gloves on? Sorry I can't think of anything else and eekk it sounds so painful."


its usually while im at work or driving. maybe there is another habit i can replace it with?
gah idk.

Lin Brown 2 kids; Tunnel Hill, Georgia 1805 posts
16th Jan '13
Quoting cunning cuniculi:" its usually while im at work or driving. maybe there is another habit i can replace it with? gah idk. "

the way they did the gel nails is they just buffed my nails, acrylics are more damaging because of what they use and do in order to put them on and keep them on. The gel nails are just layers of gel thats it, they are stronger, thicker and last longer