not sure about which type is better, sorry about that but: a girl i used to work with had fake nails for the same reason as you, it worked for her while she had them on. but she said she couldn’t kick the habit whenever they fell off or if she had them removed. not sure if the same would happen to you, it might have been a willpower/boredom thing (we worked a really boring job at the time) i’d say it is still worth a try.posted about 3 years ago
for some people getting fake nails helps, but you really need to treat the root of your problem.
Think about why you bite your nails.. are you nervous? anxious? bored? You kinda have to get all psychological with yourself and figure out the root of the problem.
I used to not only be a nail biter, but a cuticle picker.. for years.. like over 20. I tried to stop with a bunch of methods but in the end, understanding why you do it and diverting that energy and attention into something else will help you more in the long run.posted about 3 years ago
@lejakl Well, I don’t really know what the reason is… I’ve been doing it for so long, that I don’t even realize it anymore :(posted about 3 years ago
Honestly, you’ll probably just end up chewing on them because they will feel so awkward on your fingertips.posted about 3 years ago
I bite my nails too! Since a car accident 8 years ago. I’ve tried everything, cannot stop. I usually can grow them for awhile.. then once they look longer I end up bitin them off.
Like lejakl said, I figured out why I bite them. Usually for me it’s a looks thing. I bite them to try to make them look more polished/not as ragged or I’m trying to get rid of hangnails. So I’ve gone to the drugstore and gotten 8$ fakes and tried them. Works for awhile. You should try it, see how it goes.
Right now what has been working is a cuticle trimmer! I bought one at Winners or Homesense (I dont know if you live in Canada or not?) and it cost 11$. It helps trim my cuticles and dead skin really really well – wayyy better than nail clippers! It helps keep me from needing to bite my nails to make them “look better”.
Good luck!posted about 3 years ago