Updated: 8:29 PM UTC, Jul 16, 2017

Hair And Fingernails Do Not Grow After Death

Hair and nails do not grow after death: it is the skin that shrinks because of the dehydration of the body causing retraction of the skin near hair and nail roots. This is why we have the impression that they have grown.

Thumbnail of the right hand by Standardizer Thumbnail of the right hand by Standardizer

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