Yes to this! For many of us, cultural and religious issues never even cross our minds when it comes to beauty, and yet, for many religiously observant women, where washing rituals apply, nail polish is an issue. I am no religious expert, but I think I’m right in saying that because nail polish doesn’t let water through, washing rituals aren’t considered complete because water can’t contact the actual nail.
Inglot brought out the first mainstream water permeable polish, which was deemed acceptable by an Islamic scholar in the US, and that has changed things. If a polish can let air and moisture to the nail, then seemingly it doesn’t infringe on any religious laws in the Muslim faith.
The new Nails Inc H2GO Polish is a little different in that it’s made using a water based formulation which means that it will wash off completely. It’s interesting that it’s being presented as something handy in case you change your mind on the colour – if it’s not being used for religious purposes, then it’s going to be all kinds of annoying if it comes off every time you wash your hands! It’s not clear – and I don’t have any here to test – whether it needs some considerable washing or if it will disappear at the first sign of soap and water. I imagine the former, to be honest.
The Nails Inc H2GO Polish is a limited edition range and timely with Ramadan starting today. There are six shades and they’re £14 each HERE.
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