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The perfect manicure for nail biters


What are fake nails?

Fake nails are like artificial nail extensions.  It can be acrylic or gel nails, where you apply a layer of power or gel over your nails.

How long can you wear fake nails

You may need to do an in-fill every 2 to 3 weeks, and you can remove the fake nails after the 3 to 6 months when you natural nails have grown completely.

How to remove fake nails

Always approach a professional manicurist to remove your fake nails as you do not want to risk damaging your natural nails if you do not remove it properly.


The perfect manicure for nail biters


Don't you feel embarrassed going to work with jagged and bitten nails?  Nail biters fingers are often associated with higher risk of skin damage around the nail.

The risk increases as damaged skin can cause infection such as colds and sores spread by the fingers to the mouth.

Why don't you try to break away the habit by putting on nail extension?  When you put on nail extension, you are giving your natural nails sufficient time to grow underneath.  If you have been biting your nails all these years, it's time to hop out of this bad habit.

Keep reading about fake nails for nail biters extension and make an effort to quit nail biting today.

What are fake nails?

"Artificial nails, also known as fake nailsfalse nailsfashion nailsnail enhancementsacrylic nailsnail wraps, or nail extensions, are extensions placed over fingernails as fashion accessories." 

Quote from wikipedia

Fake nails for nail biters are great if you need fabulous nails for events like weddings, corporate meetings, parties and more.  Studies have shown that one tend to bite their nails more frequently under stress or tension.

If you are thinking of trying fake nails for the first time. always go to a professional nail salon to have them done up.  Nail bitters tend to have relatively thin and brittle nails compared to people whom do not bite their nails.

Fake nails do not adhere well to unhealthy and brittle nails. hence we always advise that you approach a professional manicurist.  There are different types of fake nails or nail polish for biters. They can be broadly categorized as gel nails, acrylic nails, silk nails and fibreglass nails.

How long can you wear fake nails

The natural nails take about 3 - 6 months to grow.  The speed of growth varies on the individual.  Here, we are referring to the entire nail bed, meaning from the cuticle to your fingertips.

You may need to do an in-fill every 2 to 3 weeks, and you can remove the fake nails after the 3 to 6 months when you natural nails have grown completely.

How to remove fake nails

Do not try to remove the fake nails yourself.  Go back to the manicurist whom has applied the fake nails for you or approach a professional to have it removed.  If you attempt to remove the fake nails yourself, your natural nails may be glued to the fake nails and your efforts to grow real nails over the past months would have gone to waste.

You may also want to read how to remove gel manicure safely here.

Nail biter solution

  • Keep your nails short
  • Coat your nails with a spicy or bitter taste so you will not want to bite your nails
  • Put on a pair of gloves, just like how babies wear mittens to prevent scratches or nail biting
  • Find activities to de-stress or avoid as stress and anxiety will trigger nail biting 
  • Keep your hands busy so you wont have time to bite your nails
  • Splurge on an expensive manicure so you bear to bite those lovely nails

Try nail extensions for nail biters now.

 

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