Biting your nails can be a real problem and an extremely hard habit to break. To help beat this persistant habit, we have devised a 33 day schedule for you to follow. Stick to the schedule and in a month you can break the habit and have beautiful, healthy nails too!

DAY 1


DAY 1 - step 1

DAY 1
The decision is made! Apply this treatment to only nine of your nails leaving the little finger on one of your hands free.

DAY 1 - step 1
Apply one or two coats of Mavala Nail Shield Phase 1, a strengthener with nylon fibres which spread over the nail like a lattice to strengthen almost like a second nail.

DAY 1 - step 2


DAY 1 - step 3

DAY 1 - step 2
Apply Nail Shield Phase 2, the sealer, which smoothes the tiny rough patches created by the nylon fibres. Your nails are now protected by a strong shield.

DAY 1 - step 3
Brush on a coat of Mavala Stop, a completely harmless product with the appearance of clear nail polish. As soon as your nails touch your mouth, the bitter taste of Mavala Stop will prevent you from biting your nails.

DAY 1


DAY 2
Reinforce the bitterness of Mavala Stop every day by applying a fresh coat.

Now add cuticle care to your programme: To keep yourself from wanting to 'chew' pay attention to your cuticles by massaging Cuticle Cream into your nail contour.
Cuticle Cream softens the cuticle and makes it supple - no more hangnails to tempt you to groom them with your teeth.
DAY 1
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 3 - 5


DAY 6 - step 1

DAY 3 - 5
From now on, always carry a pocket of emery boards with you so you can instantly smooth any snags your nails may develop. Remember to apply a daily coat of Mavala Stop and massage cuticles once or twice a day with Cuticle Cream.

DAY 6 - step 1
You should be starting to see results. Using Mavalas Extra Mild Nail Polish Remover, take off the coats of Mavala Stop and Nail Shield. Now with the fine side of an emery board, smooth any irregularities so that your nails will not snag on anything and tear.

DAY 6 - step 2


DAY 6 - step 3

DAY 6 - step 2
Apply Cuticle 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. Never cut cuticles!

DAY 6 - step 3
Wash hands and clean nails with a soft brush.
Now re-apply the two phases of Nail Shield and a coat of Mavala Stop as in Day 1.

DAY 7 - 12
Persevere! Keep up the good work, you are off to a good beginning. Put on a coat of Mavala Stop daily and massage cuticles once or twice a day with Cuticle Cream. 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! Repeat the manicure as on Day 6, removing the old layers of Nail Shield and Mavala Stop, removing cuticles and then re-applying fresh coats of Nail Shield and Mavala Stop.

DAY 14 - 20


DAY 21

DAY 14 - 20
Stick to it, the hardest part has passed and the goal is in sight. Continue putting on a daily coat of Mavala Stop and massage your cuticles with Cuticle Cream once or twice a day. By the end of three weeks without biting your nails you can see that your nails are growing and the free edge is a few millimetres long.

DAY 21
It is now time to start applying Mavala Scientifique to the nail tips to harden and fortify the new nail. Continue with the manicure as on Day 6 and 13. You can also start wearing a light nail enamel now.

DAY 22 - 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 so now treat this nail as the others. Continue to apply a daily coat of Mavala Stop and massage your cuticles with Cuticle Cream once or twice a day.

DAY 28
Proceed with your fourth complete manicure using the same method as used on days 6, 13 and 21. You are starting to have real fingernails!

DAY 29 - 32
Almost there, don't let up. Continue to put on your daily coat of Mavala Stop and massage your cuticles with Cuticle Cream once or twice a day.

DAY 33
You have broken the habit, congratulations! From this point on, we suggest you keep Mavala 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 your well-groomed look. When you stop using Nail Shield, always protect your nails with a Mavala base coat under polish.