Monday, May 10, 2010

How long does it take nails to grow back?

Ok so I have a bad nail biting problem,where my nails on my pinky are almost 50% gone, and the rest of my fingers and thumbs, they are about 1/4 of a inch. How long will it take to grow my nails back if I don't bite them? Is there any good tips you can share to make sure I don't bite my nails? ThanksHow long does it take nails to grow back?
Bad Habit D:

Well each nail takes different amount of time to grow, the slowest on to grow it the thumb. You could use a special nail polish to re-grow your damanged nail. Eating and drinking calcium helps your nails grown stronger and faster ! Also makes your hair grow too (:

';Pick at least one nail to ';protect'; at a time.

After a few days, an non-bitten nail will flourish and reward you. Do not bite it. If you must, bite one of the 'unprotected' ones. Sometimes it helps knowing that you have another nail to bite, even if you don't actually nibble at any unprotected ones.

Once you have grown your non-bitten nail for a while, start protecting another one. And another. And another, until every single nail is protected.

Eat calcium and magnesium - rich foods so that your nails will repair and grow well. Not only that, but most of the reason that the human body wants to bite nails is the lack of calcium and magnesium in the body and the body needs that material back.

Push your cuticles back. Many nail-biters do not have ';moons'; on the base of their fingernails because their cuticles have not been pushed back. To do this, gently push your cuticles towards your finger to reveal more of your nail. This is easier to do after a shower when your hands and nails are wet. This makes the nail appear longer, and it gives a more attractive shape, which might also be a motivation to stop biting.

Find a habit to take the place of nail biting. Whenever you have the urge to bite, do that instead. Some people like to drum their fingers, or just stare at their hands. Just make sure it's not a bad habit; choose a helpful one or one that doesn't really matter either way. 'Bitrex' is a chemical that is put in products to make them taste foul, obtained from your local pharmacy. It's included in nibble inhibitors that you paint on to your nails. Carry some with you at all times. Apply your nasty solution several times a day. If you get used to the taste, choose another brand.

Distract your mouth. Eat carrot sticks to keep you busy. Keep a stick of gum handy for those weak moments.';

Hope this helps you in your situation. Goodluck.How long does it take nails to grow back?
I used to bite my nails. But then, while in high school, (I was probably 17) I just decided to stop biting them. And I just stopped.

We have free will, you know. Free will DOESN'T mean you no longer have a desire to do means you do what YOU want REGARDLESS of any goddamn desire.

YOU are in charge. NOT your body.
For some people their nails grow really fast, and for some it's their hair, so there's really no telling. It shouldn't take more than a month for your nails to be almost done growing in.

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