What causes weak nails and hair?
Deficiencies of the nutrients above, although uncommon, can cause a litany of hair — and, sometimes, skin and nail — changes.
Over time, for instance, insufficient intake of vitamins A and E can cause rough, scaly skin patches.
A deficiency of biotin may cause eczema and hair loss.
Why my hair roots are so weak?
Weak and thinning hair can be caused by what you do to your hair, but it can also be brought on by what you do to your body. Vitamins are also key to hair health. Vitamin C, or collagen, keeps blood vessels in the scalp healthy by supporting hair follicles. Vitamin C also helps you absorb iron from plant proteins.
How can I strengthen my hair and nails?
Biotin (a.k.a. vitamin H) can improve hair that is splitting or thinning as well as strengthen weakened nails. Taken with zinc and the corticosteroid clobetasol propionate, biotin has even been used to treat alopecia, an autoimmune skin disease marked by the loss of hair.
What foods help with brittle nails and hair loss?
It is imperative to add important nutrients to your diet in order to avoid weak nails and further strengthen them.
- Vitamin A. Vitamin A is fat soluble vitamin that is known to be effective in growing nails, strengthening bones, tissues and teeth.
- Omega-3 fatty acids.
- Folic acid.