Here are the top ten most unusual facts about nails and nail polish. If you have nails, you should check out the facts! You can also see the facts below!
- Our finger and toenails are made out of a hard material called keratin, which is the same material as our hair.
- The nails on a woman’s hands and feet typically grow more slowly than the nails on a man’s.
- In the warm summer, your nails will grow at a faster rate than they will in the cold winter.
- Typing with your nails will actually stimulate their growth, and has a similar effect to a nail massage.
- Only the area around the nails can sweat; the nail beds themselves are unable to do so.
- In ancient Egypt, the symbol of a woman’s status was the colour of her nails, with red as the highest rank.
- The Chinese also made extensive use of nail painting, even using gold and silver to decorate their nails.
- Over the years, nail polish has included some pretty bizarre ingredients, including formaldehyde, beeswax, and gelatin.
- Painting pictures and designs on fingernails was a familiar practice to the Incas, many of whom had eagle designs on their fingers.
- The original inspiration for coloured nail enamels came with the invention of the first car paints in the 20s.