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MAG (inactive) SemiBS: Fingernails (35) RE: SemiBS: Fingernails 02 Feb 01

The thing that finally got me to stop biting my nails was a tip from a manicurist friend: rub your nails instead, from the finger up. Nail biting is a natural grooming habit gone haywire; making yourself stop doesn't work; substituting a good habit for a bad habit works better.

that said, I never could pick with my nails. I tried everything: every nail hardener, every dietary thing, every glue on. They would continue to split and crack. I gave it up and keep them as short as my left now. I did get some plastic fingerpicks (metal are too constricting) and practice with them but don't have them down. I flatpick mostly in public. My left fingers are sore because I prick them for blood sugar tests. (Pricking them on the side hurst too much; gotta be the pads.)

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