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36 reviews | 4.8 out of 5
I have been biting my nails for as long as I can remember. I bought this product on a whim, having tried simlilar products. But this, the taste is awful, which in this case is great, and it lingers. I have benn using this for about 3 weeks now and have not had one set back. I try and put a coat of it on once a day to keep the taste strong.
This was a perfect solution to my daughter's thumb-sucking habit. While her dentist recommended some crazy oral apparatus that was going to cost nearly $1000, Stop the Bite performed the same function for $5 and much less drama.
This stuff works awesome for nail biters like me or when you pick at your lip. The taste is awful and it lingers like crazy. The only downside would be if you touch anything with your nails and put it in your mouth, you taste this stuff too.
Our 9 year-old was still an ardent thumbsucker, even after several months of wearing braces and headgear. After a chat with her orthodontist she finally agreed she wanted to quit. This product worked wonders!! It made her very aware of when her thumb was absentmindedly heading for her mouth. She quit sucking completely in one week! We kept using the product for a good 6 weeks beyond that to help prevent relapse and so far so good. I highly recommend this product for anyone who wants to quit biting their nails or sucking their thumb. However, much research has taught me that it will work best if the "patient" is willing to cooperate with you.
I have been biting my nails since I was about 4 years old, and I'm now 16. It has always been a terrible habit of mine, and I cannot stand it for obvious reasons (pain, germs, etc.) I remember that I found this at a CVS when I was about 12 and decided that I'd give it a try. I've never had so much success with a product before! Polishes like these never seem to work for me because I've been biting my nails for so long, but this was fabulous. I tried other brands when I used this one up, but they didn't compare. The taste is very very strong and bitter, and will linger in your mouth for a while. The only issue I would have with it is that if you eat finger foods, be very careful: The taste activates when it comes into contact with your saliva (or any wet surface, I assume). Therefore, if you lick your lips and accidentally touch them with your nails, the taste will get in your mouth. But it does it's job, being helpful with keeping your fingers out of your mouth for any reason (nail biting, thumb sucking, etc.) I highly recommend this for problem nail biting. It helped me, a long time addict, stop. I'm almost positive it will do the same for you!
I bought this product after reading the reviews and I am so glad that I did. I have been biting my nails for as long as I can remember and I have tried many times to stop. I bite them when I am nervous such as taking tests. As a college student this occurs a lot. I paint it on less than it says to as the horrible bitter taste that keeps you from biting your nails lingers for a few days. I paint it over nail polish and redo my nails twice a week. I would caution eating finger foods well wearing the polish as it is hard to enjoy the foods with out getting the bitterness of the nails some how in your mouth.
My 2 year old loved the fact that he got a chance to paint his nails :). He was supper excited to apply it. It took 1 week for him to give up the habit. We applied it everyday for first week. Now the frequency has changed to 1-2 times a week.
I'm a lifetime nail biter! I've tried to quit many times without success. This was exactly what I needed. It's also clear and not noticeable. I'll attached a photo from day 1!
I have been biting my nails since I was old enough to walk and have tried numerous ways to quit with no success. When I say that this is the ONLY product that has worked when it comes to my nail biting, I am not kidding. And I will admit, I have had one relapse since using this product, but only because I couldn't find it. It's only sold at one Walmart near me and it's like 45 minutes away. I'm proud to say that my mom found me another bottle and I haven't chewed a nail since.
Originally, my mom found this on clearence at Wal-Mart and bought it for me. I do have did have a nail-biting habit that I hated, but she got it for my to put on the wires in my room so my rat wouldn't bite/chew through them. Funny enough, not only did my rat stop, but by accidently spilling it on my hands, clothing and feet occationally when using it on the wires, I've discontinued biting my nails. I didn't even put it on my nails. Literally, the taste was so terrible and I had it for days until it washed off. The three fingers on my right hand (thumb, index, middle)n got some spilled on them the other day and there has also been an effective nail growth among the other nails...
This is highly recommended and works wonders!!!!!!
My toddler started biting his nails until his fingers bled so I purchased this to help deter him. I put some on myself to know what he was experiencing and this stuff tastes terrible. I don't like that the taste transfers to everything and the taste lingers in your mouth for a long time. If you're older then this is fine, but for children this can be confusing. They don't know where the bitter taste is coming from because everything tastes bitter. I doubt I'll apply twice a day, everyday. I think that's a little overkill. I gave three stars because I bought this for my child and I think it's creating confusion for him. I would give five if the product was for me.
Although this product is adv to stop nail biting (and it does ... horrible taste that lingers for hours), I was amazed to find that it allowed me to actually grow strong nails for the first time in 20 years. I rennovate houses, use paints and thinners, etc. and landscape without gloves ... gave up on having nails. I still don't wear gloves and yet can work without my nails breaking ... Absolutely amazing product. I wish they would sell it without the bitter taste ...
My kid was thumb sucker since long. It was just two times and two coats of this solution. Its a miracle after that she never ever doing a thumb sucking again. I am really not exaggerating anything. I have recommended this one to all kids parents I see thumb sucking. Seriously it is an awesome product. It is for sure a gods gift to us and my kid.
I bought this at the store, it was $6. The previous one I bought (Thum from Walgreens) was $6 so I was hesitant about buying another $6 product that didn't really work. This has been amazing. With Thum, you could taste the cayenne but it wasn't strong enough to deter for a long period of time. It would come off. This product tastes horrible! It also leaves a bitter reminder on your tongue My son immediately started crying when he tried to put his thumb in his mouth. He made a yucky face but it kept his thumb from being in his mouth! Even later when I saw him start to put his thumb in his mouth he immediately changed his mind! The product is clear in color and I was careful not to put too much and make sure the product was completely dry. Like I said, this stuff tastes horrible and you don't want it on your kids food. We apply it about once a day, for us, that's strong enough.
Worked in 24 hours on my 4 year old thumbsucker. I had tried EVERYTHING but this. I thought that it would be cruel, but it wasn't at all. Her teeth actually went back in place too. Hopefully no braces one day.
Being a cashier who touches at least 500 things in an hour, I need to kick the habit. Two coats twice a day is definitely an overkill. I did two coats in the morning one day and it lasted for about a day and a half. It does its job for sure, however, if you touch your lips, expect the taste to linger for the rest of the day. Don't even think about eating foods that require you to handle it!
I've been biting my nails for who knows how long and I'm always looking for cheap ways to quit. I've tried tape, manicures, lotion, lemon juice, and nothing works. I bought this today and it works. THe taste is awful (which is good in this case) but it lingers and goes everywhere.
For example, after having my nails dry I picked up my water bottle cap,I screwed it on and when I took a drink a few minutes later I spewed it out. The taste had rubbed onto my water bottle.
I also pull at my lips with my fingers and now my lips are tainted with this unplesant taste.
It works wonders for nail-biters but be careful what you touch.
The product is effective and does taste bad. However, I have used similar products that tasted worse (theoretically should deter you more) and also required less frequent application. This nail polish requires at least one coat a day to maintain the bad taste, which you have to continue if you hope to break the habit. Nonetheless, I would still recommend it. I've been biting my nails for over 15 years. Let's hope this works!
This stuff works. I just wish I could buy it at one of the 5 stores near my house. I would buy a case if I had to. It works that much better then anything else out there.
i have been biting my nails for about 30 years... I found a product at walgreens that worked but the discontinued it and so i bought this one at walmart dont let the simple looking bottle fool you this stuff works like a charm... it is repulsive just what i need to stop...