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10 Things You Should Know About Your Fingernails

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10 Things You Should Know About Your Fingernails



Many people pay no attention to their nails other than to keep them at a reasonable length, while others spend hours keeping them perfectly polished and manicured. They only make up a small part of our bodies, but they are a surprisingly interesting and intricate part indeed! Whatever your relationship to your fingernails, chances are there’s a lot you don’t know about them. Hair seems to get all the glory, but hair and nails actually have a lot in common besides the fact they both grow on our body. Here are ten facts about nails that will even impress your manicurist!

Growing Strong

Nails grow only 3.5 milimeters each month, or just over a tenth of an inch.

Common Ingredients

Nails and hair are primarily made of the same stuff: keratin. Their differences are a result of the arrangement of their elements.