A couple of years ago, I mentioned to my dermatologist that my nails had suddenly developed ridges, and showed her the ridges that ran the length of my nails. She shrugged and said, "That's Old Age". I replied, "So, I've gotten Old, the last month or two." She replied, "Yes."
I was less than amused. I am Old, but I thought there must be a solution to this. I'm found a solution, but first I'll tell you about another, semi-connected problem.
I was born with baby fine hair, and it never changed. When I was young my hair was thick, but baby fine. Look how much hair, both Bob and I had, in the above photo. We were about 26 and 22. When I was 25, I had a tumor on my thyroid, it was removed, and it was benign. But, and this was important to me, my hair started to thin, a lot. To a woman in her 20's, thinning hair, especially thinning, baby fine, hair isn't a good thing. I learned to deal with it. Not only did my hair become thin, it grew very slowly. I could go 8 to 10 weeks between haircuts.
OK, back to the title of this post. We were watching the news and in the health segment a dermatologist was talking about nail health. You can watch the interview here.
The Dr. talked about several things to help your nails, most of them I already did; one thing I wasn't doing was taking 2.5 milligrams of the supplement Biotin daily. I'm still not taking that much; I'm only taking 300 mcg of Biotin daily. I thought I'd start small and see what happened.
What a difference. Not only are my nails super healthy and unridged, my hair is growing faster. I had to get a haircut last week, only 6 weeks after my last haircut. My hair may be thicker, but I honestly don't know. My hair-cutter, Emily, couldn't believe how fast my hair had grown.
Be well and do good,