We’ve all heard people say, ‘My nails just don’t grow’. Of course, there are many causes as to why nails appear not to grow or they break before any real length is noticeable. If there are any concerns about hair, skin or nails, please consult your family doctor or a dermatologist.
Nails are constantly growing, but their growth rate slows down due to matrix damage(finger and/or cuticle area), poor circulation, disease and/or aging. Fingernails grow faster than toenails, at a rate of 3 millimeters per month. It takes six months for a fingernail to grow from the root(matrix) to the free edge, in a healthy adult. Toenails grow much more slowly, at just 1 millimeter per month. It takes a toenail 12 to 18 months to grow from root to tip.