It’s been a little over a year since my last Confessions of A Nail Biter post, and well, things have gone downhill. I have been biting my nails down to nubs for the last 8 months due to stress and habit. However, recently I was watching one of my old hair video’s, and said to myself “my nails looked great!” Thus my new commitment to nail growth. About three weeks ago I began to grow my nails again cold turkey, no “no bit” nail polish, no daily manicures, and no telling people to watch for my nail biting.
Instead I just decided to stop and began to use Vitamin E Oil on my cuticles nightly to try to repair some of the damage. My hands as well as my cuticles could use some attention after years of abuse. Vitamin E Oil is great for moisturizing and softening the cuticle, which helps to defeat brittle nails. The pic above shows my nail growth so far, and although I am still struggling to remember, I have not bitten my nails once since I committed to stop. I know they look stumpy, but that photo represents immense progress. I still have the urge to bite, but I just continue to massage my cuticles, apply hand lotion, and stare at nail polish. Yes, nail polish. Starting today, I am going to start pushing my cuticles back each night as well.
If I still have nails in 3 more week, I will get a manicure and start polishing my finger nails again. Wish me luck!