How To Stop Biting Your Nails In 33 Days

Biting your nails can be a real problem.  It gives an unfavorable impression and is usually a reflection of personal anxiety or nervousness.  We are going to help you overcome this disagreeable habit, but in order to do this you must recognize the underlying reasons.  Nail biting is, in fact, an uncontrollable reflex which usually occurs during a particular situation: i.e. waiting at a red light, talking on the phone, during a moment of reflection, looking for an answer, etc.


To break this persistent habit, we have devised a schedule to you to follow.  Set a goal for yourself, week by week, and in a month you will have beaten this problem.  The reward will be beautiful, healthy nails that all your friends will envy.


The key to this simple 33-day program is MAVALA STOP, a bitter tasting but harmless product by MAVALA that has proven effective in helping men, women and children break the nail biting habit.STOP can be used by children over the age of two.  It is not, however, recommended for younger children whose tastes are not sufficiently developed for the bitter taste ofSTOP to deter them.


Day 1: The Decision Is Made!


This treatment should only be applied on nine nails, leaving the little finger on your left hand free if you are right-handed, or on your right hand if you are left handed. 


Apply one or two coats ofMAVALA NAIL SHIELD Phase 1, a strengthener with nylon fibers which spread over the nail like a lattice to strengthen almost like a second nail. Apply Phase 2, the sealer, which smoothes the tiny rough patches created by the nylon fibers.  Your nails are now protected by a strong shield.  Then brush on a coat ofMAVALA STOP, a completely harmless product with the appearance of clear nail polish.  As soon as your nails tough your mouth, the bitter taste ofMAVALA 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 Program.


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 and the health of your nails by massagingMAVALA NAILACTAN NUTRITIVE TREATMENT into your nail contour. MAVALA NAILACTAN NUTRITIVE TREATMENT softens the cuticle and gives nutrition to the matrix of your nail.  No more hangnails to tempt you to groom with your teeth.


Day 3 to 5: Carry 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 coats ofMAVALA STOP and massage cuticles and apply to the matrix one or twice a day.


Day 6: You Start To See Results.


UsingEXTRA MILD NAIL POLISH REMOVER, take off the coats of 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.  ApplyCUTICLE 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.  Wash hands and clean nails with a soft brush.  Then follow with the two phases of NAIL SHIELD and a coat ofMAVALA STOP.



Day 7 to 12: Persevere!


Keep up the good work.  You are off to a good beginning.  Put on a coat ofMAVALA STOP daily and massage cuticles and the matrix once or twice a day.  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: Stick To It!


The hardest part has passed and the goal is in sight.  Continue putting on a daily coat ofMAVALA STOP and massage your cuticles and matrix with MAVALA NAILACTAN NUTRITIVE TREATMENT once or twice a day.


Day 21: Keep Up Your Courage; You Are On The Right Track.


Continue to manicure your nails.  You can see that your nails are growing and the free edge is a few millimeters long.  It is now time to start withMAVALA SCIENTIFIQUE.  Apply only to nail tips to harden and fortify the new nail (see instructions).  You can start wearing a light nail enamel now.


Day 22 to 27: The End Is In Sight.


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 ofSTOP and massage your cuticles and matrix with MAVALA NAILACTAN NUTRITIVE TREATMENT once or twice a day.


Day 28: What Pleasure!


Proceed with your fifth 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 32: Almost There!


Don't let up.  Continue to put n your daily coat of MAVALA STOP and massage your cuticles and matrix withMAVALA NAILACTAN NUTRITIVE TREATMENT 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 program from MAVALA in a short time, you have definitely shed this bad habit and shown your strength of character.




From this point on, we suggest you keep 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 usingNAIL SHIELD, always protect your nails with MAVALA 002 Base Coat under polish and continue to useMAVALA NAILACTAN NUTRITIVE TREATMENT, CUTICLE REMOVER,MAVALA SCIENTIFIQUE, andMAVALA EXTRA MILD NON-ACETONE POLISH REMOVER. Reward Yourself


To help motivate you, we recommend a gift to go along with your stop nail biting plan. You can review our Gift Ideas & Special Values section for some quick ideas.