thin hairs and nails that split easily, a link to any connective tissue disorder?

pattismith

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My hairs and nails always have been thin and soft.
Also nails have longitudinal thin folds, I read it can be linked to some acquired connective tissue diseases, but I don't have any of them...

Also have neck and spine problems but no hypermobility.
 

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I am hypermobile, but to be honest my hair and nails have only become thin and soft with age.

During the period I had the maximum flexibility in my joints – all the way from early childhood to around 40 – I had a head of thick wavy hair that took forever to cut, and my nails would annoy me by growing far too long in seemingly no time at all.

Now...skinny hair, and deeply ridged nails that you can almost peel off at the ends! I'm post-menopausal, though, and it's pretty normal in women of my age.
 
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Try zinc, or keratin product treatment on your hair and nail creams.

I have it too, like many others i am afraid though my hair tinned massive during a disease flare up of unknown origin.