Yes, unfortunately I have this awful habit -my nails are very thin and break and then I seem to bite them, but worse still, I bite around the nail on the skin on my thumbs. Sometimes I do not even realise I am doing this, so is a difficult habit to stop.
I also sometimes put band aids on my thumbs to stop me!
I used to be a shocking nail biter when I was little and until I was about 14. Nothing we tried would make me stop.Then I saw some really stunningly beautiful nail polish(it was in the early 70's when truly magical colours were coming out!!!) I wanted some ,so much,but whatt was the point if I did not have nice nails to use it on? I gave up instantly, there and then,and have never bitten a nail since!!!! The thing we need to keep in mind,is that back then there were none of the false nail studios anywhere ,like there are these days. The only false nails were extremely fake looking,and not something anyone who had an ounce of self respect wouild want to be seen using!!! I had only the one option left to me,and that was to stop biting them!
I used to. My mom bought this awful tasting nail product and applied it, and it left a bitter taste in my mouth long after I had bitten the nail. It stopped my habit for good. I sometime bite my nail now, just if it is already broken and I can't find the nail clipper. It's not a habit.
Jonah -you are lucky -I dont either but it is a habit that has not left me for all these years -odd -I gave up smoking but this one is more difficult.
AND m'dear, where is the picture on your answer?
Have come to expect quality, funny photos from you and miss them if not forthcoming -oooh, what a good business letter !
Finy, I'm a biter, have been all my life and I'm now 48. I hate that I do it, but like you I don't even know I'm doing it most of the time. When I'm pregnant ( have 5 children) they grow lovely and long and I don't bite them. Last year had the fakes put on, loved having long nails but after 6 months the maintenance drove me mad. A few weeks ago I decided enough was enough and I got my little stumps and filed off any rough bits, painted them with nail hardener and slopped on the hand cream, made a deal with myself to only nibble my thumbs. Surprisingly, it's working! Instead of being repulsed by your bitten off nails, start giving them love and attention, you could even set yourself a reward if you grow them - maybe a new ring? Good luck. Daisy
Yes I have bitten my nails for most of my long life, I’m sorry to admit, & I know it’s an awful habit. I occasionally I still do bite them, because I don't have a nail file with me. They’ve never ever been as bad those poor nails in the photo though.
Yes, I still am a nail bitter, much to my disgust, I wish there was a cure for this habbit, I've tried so many things, even hypnotherapy, obviously it dodn't help me, I've bitten my nails since I was a little girl, my parents tried to break me out the habbit, but with no success!
biting my nails that is something that I have never done. could be why I have strong nails now, and I have never filed them only used scissors. and yes I get compliments on my nice nails, rarely use nail polish. they can be buffed up for a natural shine.