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Ashamed nail biter- what can I put over the top to let them grow?

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GnarlyOldGoatDude Mon 04-Jul-16 14:34:12

Just that really. A lifelong nail biter, the nasty tasting stuff doesn't stop me. What would people recommend to have put on top to let them grow underneath? Gel? Acrylic? I don't know what these mystery things are! I wouldn't want anything that would weaken the nail or involve sanding it down (do they even do that, I have no idea...)

Just want to shield my own nails while they have a chance to grow. Thanks all!

user1467042399 Mon 04-Jul-16 15:16:20

I get acrylics and they haven't damaged my own nails if anything it's made them stronger.
Gel polish is more hard wearing
You can refuse to get your nails sanded.
They just use a nail file to keep them tidy

user1467042399 Mon 04-Jul-16 15:17:45

I do like mine quite long

GnarlyOldGoatDude Mon 04-Jul-16 16:36:25

Thank you- I just need to know what to ask for!

DianaT1969 Mon 04-Jul-16 17:13:35

I didn't know that they can apply them without sanding. The sanding makes my nails weak and paper thin. Thanks for the tip.

user1467042399 Mon 04-Jul-16 17:43:19

Yeah he just uses the nail file on mine as I didn't want them really weak.
If I didn't ask they wouldn't of done it.

fiorentina Mon 04-Jul-16 20:09:38

I used acrylics for this purpose and they didn't really file them. Once a bit longer I used polish on them all the time to stop biting, even if clear or neutral.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 04-Jul-16 20:51:28

Cnd will do nails with no drilling. They'll buff if needed but not drill them.

GnarlyOldGoatDude Mon 04-Jul-16 22:27:59

What's CND please?

GnarlyOldGoatDude Mon 04-Jul-16 22:28:18

And drilling?!?! shock

GnarlyOldGoatDude Mon 04-Jul-16 22:28:58

I might have to give Stop'n'Grow another try, am now feeling a bit queasy grin

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 05-Jul-16 06:31:34

Creative nail design. They invented shellac nail polish.

GnarlyOldGoatDude Tue 05-Jul-16 17:17:53

Thank you 😊

OurBlanche Tue 05-Jul-16 17:25:39

My nails are really soft and bendy. Last year I found that a gel varnish made them really tough. I doubt you could bite them easily.

I asked in a couple of local salons and use one that does not sand nails.

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