Nail biting is an uncontrollable reflex, frequently originating in childhood and is a reflection of nervousness. It usually occurs during a particular situation such as waiting at a red light, talking on the phone, during a moment of reflexion, when looking for an answer, etc.
Stop Treatment Plan: Stop Nail Biting in 33 Days!
Day 1. The decision to stop is made
You're ready to start the treatment. Initially, we only apply the treatment on 9 nails, leaving the little finger on your left hand free if you are right handed, or your right hand if you are left handed.
Apply one or two coats of Mavala Nail Shield Phase 1, a strengthener with nylon fibres which spread over the nail like a lattice to strengthen almost like a second nail.
Apply Phase 2, the sealer, which smooths the tiny rough patches created by the nylon fibres. Your nails are now protected by a strong shield.
Then brush on a coat of MAVALA STOP, a completely harmless product with the appearance of clear nail polish. As soon as your nails touch your mouth, the bitter taste of MAVALA STOP will remind you of your good intentions and prevent you from biting your nails.
If the urge to bite your nails is overpowering, you still have your unprotected little fingernail to satisfy your need and limit the damage.
Day 2. Add cuticle care to your programme.
Reinforce the bitterness of MAVALA STOP every day by applying a fresh coat.
To keep yourself from wanting to "chew", pay attention to your cuticles by massaging Cuticle Cream into your nail contour. Cuticle Cream softens the cuticle and makes it supple. No more hangnails to tempt you to groom them with your teeth. Alternatively, use MAVALA STOP-PEN instead of MAVALA STOP and the Cuticle Cream for a 2-in-1 solution.
Day 3 to 5. Mini Emery Boards in your pocket.
From now on, always carry a packet of emery boards with you so you can instantly correct any catches your nails may develop.
Remember your daily coat of MAVALA STOP and massage cuticles once or twice a day with Cuticle Cream.
Day 6. You start to see results.
Using the Extra Mild Nail Polish Remover, take off the coats of MAVALA STOP and Nail Shield. Proceed with a traditional manicure. With the fine side of the emery board, smooth any irregularities so that your nails will not snag on anything and tear.
Apply Cuticle Remover around the nails. In a few seconds, the dead skin will be pliable. Using a manicure stick covered with cotton-wool, roll back the cuticle and gently shape the contour. NEVER CUT CUTICLES!
Wash hands and clean nails with a soft brush. Then follow with the two phases of Nail Shield and a coat of MAVALA STOP.
Day 7 to 12. Persevere!
Keep up the good work. You are off to a good beginning. Put on a coat of MAVALA STOP daily and massage cuticles once or twice a day with Cuticle Cream (or use MAVALA STOP-PEN as a 2-in-1 solution).
Look at your nails and be proud when they cover the end of your fingers and your cuticles are less ragged and red.
Day 13. A white edge shows.
A real nail is coming ! Give yourself a manicure as on Day 6.
Day 14 to 20. The hardest part is behind you and the goal is in sight.
Continue putting on a daily coat of MAVALA STOP and massage your cuticles with Cuticle Cream once or twice a day.
Day 21. Keep your courage up, you are on the right track.
Already three weeks without biting your nails ! You can see that your nails are growing and the free edge is a few millimetres long.
It is now time to start with Mavala Scientifique. Apply only to nail tips to harden and fortify the new nail (see instructions).
Continue to manicure your nails as on Day 6. You can start wearing a light nail enamel now.
Day 22 to 27. Another week or two of treatment.
Soon you will have the satisfaction of beautiful, long nails. By now you will find that you no longer want to bite that tenth nail; give it the same treatment you've given the others.
Put on a daily coat of MAVALA STOP and massage your cuticles with Cuticle Cream once or twice a day.
Day 28. What pleasure!
Proceed with your fourth complete manicure using the same method as days 6, 13 and 21. You are starting to have real fingernails; your dream will soon come true.
Day 29 to 33. Almost there.
Don't let your guard down. Continue to put on your daily coat of MAVALA STOP and massage your cuticles with Cuticle Cream once or twice a day.
Day 33. Victory!
See, it wasn't so complicated to break this bad habit. All that was necessary was your desire to do it, and this simple programme from MAVALA. In a short time, you have definitely shed this bad habit and shown your strength of character. Congratulations!
From this point on, we suggest you keep MAVALA STOP handy if you feel you will be entering a stressful period.
Now that you have reached your goal, keep up these good habits and treat yourself to a weekly manicure to maintain this well-groomed look. When you stop using Nail Shield, always protect your nails with a MAVALA base coat under polish.
MAVALA STOP and MAVALA STOP-PEN may be used by children over 3 years. Younger children have no taste yet, so the bitterness of MAVALA STOP will have no effect on them. We recommend to children and adults who are sucking their thumb or fingers to wear gloves while they sleep.