I bit my nails for over 15 years. Whether I was nervous, anxious, happy, or sad — biting soothed my emotions. Often biting down to nubs, I had to rely on tips to get a pretty manicure. Three years ago, I started to educated myself on natural hair and body care. Through my research I stumbled across information to help keep natural nails strong and long. It was then I decided it was time to ditch my weekly fill appointment and start tending to my nubs.
Nail biting is a form of mild self-mutilation. While fairly common, it can be more than just a bad habit. More serious cases result in bleeding, bruises, infections, or even permanent damage to the fingers. With this realization, I immediately started a 12 step program toward recovery.