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Stop Chomping: The 8 Best Products for Kicking the Nail Biting Habit

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* Products to naturally prevent you from biting your nails
* Many also promote nail health and growth
* Use them with nail polish or on their own

Whether it’s a nervous habit, or an absent minded habit you’ve had since you were a kid, nail biting is a hard problem to kick. Spy has sourced eight great products to get you closer to those long, healthy nails you’ve always envied on your friends.

1. Prefer Beauty Stainless Steel Nail Clipper Kit

One of the first methods of attack when kicking your nail biting habit is to keep them short, so there’s not much left to chew on. This nail clipping kit includes two clippers of different sizes, a double-sided nail file and a handy black case to carry it all in–great for when you’re traveling.

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2. Hard as Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream

Designed to strengthen nails and cuticles, this cream is coconut scented and also doubles as a hand lotion. Long-lasting, it works to prevent cracks and chips.

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3. Barielle No Bite Pro Growth

It’s odorless and invisible, but the taste is intensely bitter to help discourage biting. You can apply it by itself or over polish, and it’s safe for children.

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4. Foxbrim Organic Neem Oil

This natural herbal substance is filled with healthy fatty acids and antioxidants that nurture dry, brittle nails. Apply it directly to your nails, and the naturally bitter taste works as a deterrent, which will improve their health and promote growth in a natural, non-toxic way.

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5. Nail Quail Anti-Biting Pen

It’s barely detectable–odorless and transparent–but incredibly bitter to deter nibbling. It works like a click pen that you can simply brush on your nails. It’s easy to bring with you on-the-go so that you’re ready when the urge comes.

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6. Julep Mighty Nail and Cuticle Serum

This serum was formulated to build keratin and collagen while repairing dry and damaged cuticles. Apply it to the cuticle area twice daily to prevent brittleness.

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7. Control-It Stop Nail Biting

Safe for children, this cream is designed to stop nail biting and prevent thumb sucking. It rubs on easily, and the bitter taste works as a natural, harmless deterrent.

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8. The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Habit

Creams as serums not working? How about some sage advice from your favorite bear family? In this adventure, the Bears help Sister Bear break her nail-biting habit. You’re never too old to quit–or enjoy a fun story.

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