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Fix Nail Biting Using OPI Axxium Soak Off Gel

Recently we have received several inquiries regarding nail problems such as thin nails, split nails and Nail Biting.  They all wanted to know if the new OPI Soak-off Gel Lacquer could help to solve their problems.  Among them, nail biters are the most desperate ones.  I would like to address some issues in this post about some myths of Nail Biting, and as well a simple fix to it using OPI Axxium Soak Off Gel Lacquer.

Why Nail Biters Bite Their Nails

In most cases it is because of stress. Some clients state that it was just for fun in the beginning, but as time progressed the habit became ingrained. Usually people with a shorter nail body tend to start this habit, but it can occur to clients with all nail types.

Nail biters usually cut their nails extremely short; biting them to the point where the skin and cuticle become inflamed and regrows back over the nail bed.  Eventually the nail will become extremely soft or even deformed. In addition the saliva will cause bacteria to infect the nail bed, further aggravating the situation.  As a consequence this could greatly affects one’s social life and even employability.

What Do The Doctors Say

To solve this problem, firstly the habit of nail biting has to be controlled.  Finding alternative ways to deal with stress and other triggers to the habit need to be addressed.  There is a commonly used treatment to discourage nail biting which involves the application of a specially formulated clear nail varnish with a bitter flavour.  In addition, taking vitamin H and applying OPI Nail Envy to the cuticle and nails will boost the process of repair.

What Do Our Clients Say By Their Experience, However.

Many clients have found that using OPI Axxium Soak-off Gel has successfully prevented Nail Biting.  Most nail biters dislike anything extra on their nails, but OPI Soak-off Gel is a hard protection which prevents biting but is also a very thin and natural coating therefore making it easier for the nail biters to adapt.

However we should be reminded that OPI Axxium Soak-off Gel is only recommended for clients with healthy nails, and the successful cases were NOT serious nail biters.  If the situation is more serious we usually recommend a more behavioral treatment first until the nails have started growing healthily again, then OPI Axxium Soak-off Gel can be used as protection.  Some extreme cases require a mouthpiece to be fitted by the dentist, or occasionally it is recommended to seek medical advice.

To control a nail biting problem, consult with a nail technician to apply the OPI Soak-off Gel  Lacquer protection as soon as possible!

Minor Nail Biter, Before shaping (left) and After applying Soak Off Gel (right)


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