I’m a nail biter… always have been and probably always will be. It’s an awful habit to have and can publicly display someone’s stress and anxiety. I hated feeling this way and I tried everything to quit including that bitter tasting nail polish (horrible).
I tried acrylic nails for the first time a couple years ago and immediately noticed it is literally impossible to bite your nails, because you don’t have anything to bite! This forced me to stop the habit for months at a time before getting them removed. Even after removing the acrylics, the desire to bite my nails disappeared. It was only when I was overwhelmed with school and stress that the habit picked back up.
Since then, I have gotten another set of acrylics to restart the breaking of my bad habit. This method may not be for everyone, especially those who want to maintain super healthy, natural nails since acrylics can make your nails weaker. It is also important to make sure you go to a nail studio who know what they’re doing. Nailtastic is a good place to go to if you’re a student; they take walk-ins, are relatively cheap and super close to UBC. I recommend (if you have the time and money) going to a nail studio that is a little more high end for better results. They tend to know more about nail health and I think do an overall better job.
I’m someone who also likes the look of acrylic nails, if they are done right! So if you don’t like longer nails this may not be the option for you.
Let me know your thoughts, or if you’ve had a similar experience!