... ...what does it mean if the little white half-moon part of your nail at the tip (yes, complicated medical terminology, i know) doesn't grow in a half-moon?
i have a friend whose little white half-moons are curvy on the edge that's next to the pink part of his nail, but they grow just fine on the tip.
if that doesn't make any sense, i can try to get a picture, but if it... (1 replies)
... What happens when your fingernails change color? ... (1 replies)
... The little white half-moon at the base of the nail is the leading edge of the matrix where the nail plate cells are born. The shape only determines the thickness of the nail plate. The longer the matrix, the thicker the nail plate since it can develop more cells. If the leading edge is not sharply defined as a half-circle or an oblong circle, it doesn't really mean there is... (1 replies)
... The 'moon' or 'lunula' you see is actually the leading edge of the matrix, which is where the nail plate cells are born. The moon is most prominent on the thumb nails and can be seen on the index fingers and the middle fingers, but is rarely seen on the ring fingers and (almost) never on the pinky fingers. This is natural!
If one has very thick natural nails, the moon... (4 replies)
... It is completely normal for people not to have nail half moons, or "lunule". ... (4 replies)
... Ridges in the thumb nails that have troughs parallel to the cuticle are usually due to having pushed the cuticle back so far that it is no longer in contact with the new nail being formed. The cuticle is what smooths out the nail as it progressively grows out.
I had this problem arise when I was younger because I would push the cuticle back on my fingernails so more of the... (17 replies)
... You are 'feeding' the nail plate with much needed oils and moisture, so it would stand to reason that the health of your nails is improving. When the nails are healthy, you will see the lunula on most of the nails; the most on the thumbnail and the least (if any) on the pinky. (1 replies)
... the white half moons on fingernails. I never had any, however since using jojoba oil on my nails everyday, I have started to get them. Are they a sign of healthy nails? ... (1 replies)