Why it works
Acrylics are making a huge comeback in the style stakes – just look at the talons of Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Kylie Jenner! “Acrylic nails are great for serial nail biters who have tried every nail treatment and are at their wits’ end. Acrylic sets into hard form, so when applied it will be very hard to bite off”, explained Tinu. You literally can't get to them. “There are many misconceptions about acrylic nails, one being that it ruins your nail beds, but in fact for a nail biter it will help to grow them out as you are already ruining your nails with constant biting. Top tips when using acrylics as a deterrent for nail biting is that you will need an infill every week to help them to stay on, due to the lack of nail bed, and use cuticle oil twice a day to hydrate the cuticle and improve the appearance.” You don’t have to go for super-long talons if you don’t fancy – acrylics can be filed and shaped any way you like. Plus, they’re totally having a moment right now – trust us, getting acrylics means style AND substance.