(Closed) Any former nail biters? I need tips on strengthening mine!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

buy some strengthener and take time to do manicures a couple nights a week. even if it just filing, buffing, some cuticle oil and clear nail polish. It will really help you stop biting them if you take the time to take care of them – i switched my habit of biting to manicuring haha.

multi-vitamin might be a good idea too.

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

multi vitamin plus biotin! works like a charm for me!

also, i’ve found keeping mine polished really helps me from biting, because i hate chipped polish!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was never a biter, but I have very brittle nails that break easily.  FI’s aunt recommended nail-tique to me.  It’s a nail protein that specifically strengthens brittle nails. You can get it at CVS, and it looks like a shiny clear polish.  It does actually work!!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

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Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i have very brittle nails, and i’d heard from multiple people (including bees) that pre-natal vitmains help your nails grow stronger and faster. I started taking them this week.  Fingers crossed!

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I used to bite mine to the bone! BIOTIN was my saviour. Also, keeping them painted. I kept getting them done until the habit was broken within a month or two.

Here are my new natural nails!

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@abbie017:  I have been wanting to try that stuff! i’ve heard great things

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I used to be, and have recently reverted back to being a nail biter ): but I dtoped biting them for years! I started taking hair, skin and nails vitamins (just the generic kind from walmart) and kept some nail strengthener on them an before long they were much strong and more difficult to bite so I just kinda stopped. Then once they got long enough, I started painting them… you are less likely to bite and ruin a fingernail that is long a pretty!

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@totheislnds:  I absolutely swear by it.  I use it twice a week, and no more breaking!  I tried the Biotin route like other bees suggest, and it made no difference at all for me.  The Nailtique is literally the only thing that has worked for me.  So worth the $10!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Mine chip on top a lot…I started taking Biotin (hopefully it will work well!) and keeping my nails painted (I don’t mess with them when they are painted)…also, rubbing an oil on them will help keep moisture in (I just read that the other day..it’s best when they’re wet like after a shower or hand washing)

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

@MissCalifornia:  no, i think they just give you heaps of nutrients for when you are pregnant and your body is giving all your vitamins to the fetus. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve found that by keeping my cuticles healthy and moisturized, my nails are stronger and I get less hangnails (which tempt me to bite/rip off).

The best thing for me is to apply lip balm to my cuticles and let it soak in. Currently I’m using Nivea Hydro Care Lip, which absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave my hands greasy.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

Current stressed out nail biter here. I have stoppped in the past and I loved Rejuvacote (amazon) follow the instructions on the package and it worked wonders for me as well as my aunt who recommended it. I found that the effects were diminished after a couple of months of constant use so then I took a couple of weeks off and it worked again. I only stopped because I ran out. It puts a nice shine on your nails as well. I also think the moisturized cuticles is helpful. I used hand lotion applied directly to my cuticles and rubbed in like a manicurist would do pre-polish.

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