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Stop & Grow
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Stop & Grow
Advantages: It trains you to stop biting your nails
Disadvantages: It tastes disgusting but that's the point of the product!
Nail biting is an unsightly and unhygienic habit that is usually formed as a child and continues into adulthood. People bite their nails when they are bored, stressed or nervous and they are many arguments as to why we do this although no one is exactly sure. I tend to do it when I am anxious or scared such as when boarding a plane or getting ready to speak in front of a large group of people. Usually, I don't even realise that I'm doing it until it's too late.
There are plenty of reasons why we shouldn't bite our nails. Firstly it doesn't look very nice, especially on women. We spend so look perfecting the rest of our body and then our hands let us down. Secondly it makes you appear unconfident. It is a physical sign that you are nervous or scared for everyone around you to see.
Thirdly, it is extremely unhygienic. Some experts say that there are more germs underneath your fingernails than in the rim of your toilet, and you certainly wouldn't want to go nibbling around there! Fourthly, you could start a painful infection if you bite them too low. And finally, we have nails for a reason. We need them to pick things up, for gripping and also for scratching an irritating itch.
Stop 'n Grow is a solution these pesky nail biting problems. It claims to be your will power in a bottle when you just can't stop the habit. It uses a unique double acting formula which claims to stop you biting your nails for good.
It is odour less and colourless but certainly not tasteless, It has an incredibly bitter and horrible taste that will make you remove your nails from your mouth immediately. Within three weeks, they promise that you will have a set of beautiful nails that you will be too proud of to nibble. It can also be used to help prevent thumb sucking.
How does it work? The product only contains two ingredients and one of these is called Bitrex which is the most bitter substance ever discovered. Bitterness is nature's way of telling us not to eat or drink something.
Bitrex is actually added to cleaning and commercial products to ensure that children and animals won't drink the liquid and become poisoned if they should get their hands on it. It is completely safe and has been used for more than 50 years. The only other ingredient is sucrose which is a form of sugar and will help the product stick to your nails.
The product works through the use of negative reinforcement which is a technique used by psychologists. If you bite your nails when wearing the product, your mouth will be filled with a bitter taste which is a negative experience. Over time, the product trains you to avoid the negative experience by ceasing to bite your nails. It's the same as taking a child's toys away when they are having a tantrum. Eventually they realise that if they stop the behaviour, they can have their toys.
It is simple to use. You paint the product onto your nails as you would paint on a normal nail varnish and wait one minute for it to dry. It disappears once on the nail so it's ok for men and children to wear too.
It costs around £4 but the bottle will last you as long as a normal nail varnish so the cost evens out. It can be purchased from Boots and other pharmacies, as well as online.
The negative with this product is that if you eat crisps or biscuits and your fingers come into contact with your mouth, you will taste it instantly and it is disgusting. However, you could see this as a positive as it will also stop you snacking.
This product does stop you from biting your nails, simply because it makes the experience so unpleasant. You'll need to wear it constantly for a while and then wean yourself off it. It is not a permanent solution and you may slip back into the old habit so you should always apply the solution when you're going into an unfamiliar or scary situation, to make sure you don't start biting again.
As a motivation, you could buy yourself a lovely new pot of nail varnish to wear once you've managed to grow your nails. And that is called positive reinforcement which is much more fun!
Summary: A simple solution to nail biting that promises to give you beautiful nails in three weeks.