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Offline YoungBuck

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Really Short Fingernails
« on: 10/07/2006 07:29:39 »
Hi, I suffer from a really bad habit of biting my finger nails.

It is a bit embarassing because I would like to have "normal" finger nails.  I've been biting them since I can't remember.  I was wondering if I stopped biting, would the whole nail, including what ever is under it, grow too?

Right now my nails look something like this
...............
.... ______....
... /______\...
...||.........||..
...|.\_____/|..
...|...........|..
...|...........|..

 

well, you get the point, i have stubby finger tips.
« Last Edit: 10/07/2006 07:32:42 by YoungBuck »


 

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Re: Really Short Fingernails
« Reply #1 on: 12/07/2006 07:40:26 »
hmm, anyone know ?
 

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Re: Really Short Fingernails
« Reply #2 on: 12/07/2006 20:36:51 »
Theirs only one way to find out

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Re: Really Short Fingernails
« Reply #3 on: 12/07/2006 20:42:01 »
I suffered the same thing. I managed to let my finger nails grow and they grew back normally.

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Re: Really Short Fingernails
« Reply #4 on: 12/07/2006 21:34:32 »
I'm afraid I still bite my fingernails.

On the other hand, I don't actually like ling fingernails.  Even my toenails, although I have never been able to bite them, as soon as they get even the slightest bit long (anything over 2mm), they get cut back.



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Re: Really Short Fingernails
« Reply #5 on: 14/07/2006 08:25:22 »
by whats under it i assume you mean the pink contact skin or matrix the good news is that if you stop biting your nails (i did several years ago) that the matrix will eventually grow back but there are several things that will also happen if you have been biting your nails for a long time then more than likely your nails do not go all the wau across your finger tip but are steeply curved in the middle sadly this is an effect of nail biting and will not change also when you stop biting your nails the nail that grtows back is very weak and will take about 18 months to get back to full strength untill then i recomended a claer nail toughener you can get it out of any chemist and it will save you many many split and cracked nails. Dont cut your cuticals for a while as the help the nail stay in position and will insure your new stronger nails dont end up a funny shape. finally be care fully when cleaning under your nail when new matrix grows back it is very very tender and will take many months to toughen up its no fun being very careful for months only to seperate the new matrix and go back to the begining due to one over vigorous seszsion with the nail brush.

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Re: Really Short Fingernails
« Reply #6 on: 14/07/2006 09:38:19 »
yea, i tihnk thats what I was saying :S

i want to go from

...............
.... ______....
... /______\...
...||.........||..
...|.\_____/|..
...|...........|..
...|...........|..
 
to this

...............
......_____.....
... //........\...
...||.........||..
...|.\_____/|..
...|...........|..
...|...........|..
« Last Edit: 14/07/2006 09:39:34 by YoungBuck »
 

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Re: Really Short Fingernails
« Reply #7 on: 14/07/2006 15:18:33 »
quote:
Originally posted by YoungBuck

yea, i tihnk thats what I was saying :S

i want to go from

...............
.... ______....
... /______\...
...||.........||..
...|.\_____/|..
...|...........|..
...|...........|..
 
to this

...............
......_____.....
... //........\...
...||.........||..
...|.\_____/|..
...|...........|..
...|...........|..






Big respect to YoungBuck for his 'Digit-Sheilded ' piccys.

SharkeyandGeorge provides excellent advice, but I too also bite my nails and then use the slithers to floss my teeth !!:D Sometimes they break and get stuck and that's real uncomfortable until I can wedge them out with something.

Chris, how come you know so much about nails ?..how much do you charge for a manicure and a pedicure on a verruca infested foot ? :)

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Re: Really Short Fingernails
« Reply #8 on: 15/07/2006 21:14:24 »
well as i said neilep i gave up a few years back so its info from valuable personal experiance and the fact i dated a manicurist for six months last year lol

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Re: Really Short Fingernails
« Reply #9 on: 15/07/2006 21:15:45 »
and yes my nails on my hands are manicured and the one on my feet are pedicured.......but not varnished obviously lol
 

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Re: Really Short Fingernails
« Reply #10 on: 15/07/2006 22:25:06 »
I am often the subject of a ' make over ' subjected to via my daughters...I enjoy the benefit of multi-coloured finger and toe nails....and I must say...I am quite proud of the little darlings work..I'll have to post a piccy next time.

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Re: Really Short Fingernails
« Reply #11 on: 16/07/2006 17:38:49 »
Please do Neil...I must see this!  Very artistic!  LOL

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