Looking for any tips. Wedding is a month away and anxiety is starting to brew. The problem is I chew my nails when anxious and even get to the point of peeling off skin (to the point they bleed). Terrible and pretty disgusting I know - I just don’t realize I’m doing it until it’s too late. I’ve still got time to turn them around but any tips to speed up the healing and growth? It’s one day I’d prefer to have prettier nails! I am getting manicure the week of but if I go and they’re like they are at the moment they’ll be super sore after!
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone! Lots of great options and I think I will aim to do a set now as it will keep me from them plus it’s a good excuse to pamper myself. Have been keeping coconut oil on them which has also been excellent. And started chewing gum while driving which is usually where I destroy them. Thanks again for your suggestions and support!
A friend or of mine has the same problem, which I only found out after I complimented her on her fake nails. She just had drug store fake nails (put them on herself) in order to let her nails heal for a bit and she was like "I don't do it when I got these on" Maybe that's an idea?
Keep in mìnd that dip nails you can't get a refill like I believe you can with most gel nails. So if you get dip nails now to stop biting for the wedding you will need a whole new set come wedding week (like Bianca said they grow fast with dip!)
I used to be notorious for biting hangnails around my nails but since I got gel extensions, I can't anymore since my nails are thicker! They do last 3+ weeks so they could even help with long-term biting.
You could also look into fidget spinners and dried fruit/gum like Tori suggested, I became a chronic gum chewer to stop chewing pens lol There is also bitterants you can get for your nails to stop biting.
Do what I did! I have very thin nails so I went with gel extensions! They were amazing and now 3 weeks after the wedding they're still going strong haha! And I find the added thickness of the nail from the gel helped me to stop biting? I think because they felt different I realized sooner I was biting and stopped. Honestly the gel extensions are amazing! I wouldnt have done anything else!
Yes, polish can help a lot to deter biting, and there's products like Sally Hansen's Nailgrowth Miracle. As a last resort, you can do what many brides do and go for acrylics - they cut your natural nails down pretty far before applying them, so you don't need much as a base!
I second what Bianca said! Dip is my new favourite, and the only thing I can do to my nails without them breaking! Get some good cuticle oil to keep your nails and cuticles moisturized. It will help with any dry skin around your nails that you might pick. If you put it on twice a day your nails will be beautiful for your wedding!