I have been biting my nails since I was about 2. My mom has shown me the picture to prove it. I'm almost 27 now. I have tried several times to stop, but I just start all over. There is hardly nothing there, two fingers don't even have nails (did you know that the if you loosen the nail on the finger top, then pull gently with tweezers, it comes right out and goes to about the first knuckle? I do now)
Some things I have tried include:
Band Aids on each finger to cover them, but I can't do anything with them on.
The bitter tasting polish and dipping my fingertips in nail polish remover which tastes horrible, but neither worked, I just bit through the taste.
Painting them, hoping that I wouldn't bite them and keep them pretty, didn't work.
Putting rubber bands on my wrists and popping them when I caught myself biting, also slapping my hand. Neither worked.
What else is there? I really don't want to be 60 spitting out nail bits.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:08 PM on Jun. 12, 2010 in Just for Fun
Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 10:03 AM on Jun. 13, 2010
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 2:16 PM on Jun. 12, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 2:16 PM on Jun. 12, 2010
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 2:17 PM on Jun. 12, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 2:19 PM on Jun. 12, 2010
Sally Beauty Supply probably sells something similar.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:25 PM on Jun. 12, 2010
Well, the amazon link isn't working.
I went to Sally's website and came across this: http://www.sallybeauty.com/no-bite/SBS-654518,default,pd.html
Answer by Anonymous at 3:27 PM on Jun. 12, 2010
Well.........................there may be a way, but it is drastic and I'm not even sure if you can do it. It really worked for me though, and I've had long nails for 25 years now.
Get your jaw wired shut (if a doctor will do it). I had an accident and broke mine. I had to have it wired shut for 6 weeks and I've never bitten them again.
Answer by beeky at 7:12 PM on Jun. 12, 2010
Answer by jnsdrf at 9:39 PM on Jun. 12, 2010