Nail Growth

You may be wondering how fast do nails actually grow??
Below are some fun Nail Growth Facts that you may not be aware of:

Nail Growth Facts

  • Normal Nail Growth Rate is 0.5 to 1.2mm per week
  • Growth is faster in children and slows as we age
  • Growth in toe nails is slower than fingernails
  • Growth rates among the fingers will vary, for example, the middle finger grows fastest and the thumb the slowest
  • Nails grow faster in warmer weather
  • Nails grow faster in the daytime
  • Nails grow faster in males
  • Nails grow faster during pregnancy
  • Nails in the dominant hand grow slightly faster than the non-preferred hand
  • If a nail is lost through injury it will grow back as long as the matrix is still alive. A new nail will take several months to the original size