Anyone heard of this?
I guess theres a couple different ways of doing so but i'll use the method explained to me as my example. It involves torching your nail till its red hot, then dunking it in cold water. That process is repeated 5 or 6 times and then the nail is heated once more and about .2 of some oil is allowed to sizzle and sit on the nail. All of this is done in hopes of removing/preventing the built up layer of titanium oxide and possible titanium di-oxide.
This article goes into nice depth about what Titanium oxide is and why it forms http://www.highlyeducatedti.com/blog/?p=155 Doesn't talk about any of the potential health problems related to it though
To me the whole concept of seasoning your nail seems silly and probably even counterproductive, but I'm still curious as to the possible dangers of titanium oxide and di-oxide.