Aspects of your physical appearance can change during perimenopause. You may notice changes to your hair and nails, they may feel dryer or more brittle. This can impact on your confidence and self esteem.

What causes menopause-related hair and nail symptoms?

Oestrogen decline during menopause can affect your hair and nails. Infuriating, right?  

Symptoms include:

These changes happen because oestrogen levels become lower around this time—this hormone plays a big role in helping your hair maintain strength and its ability to grow long. Additionally, with age your body retains less water, and dehydration can also affect the strength of your hair and nails.

How to care for brittle hair and nails during menopause

First things first—hydration:

Lustrous hair and nails are so often associated with a sense of femininity, so dealing with deteriorating quality can be a blow to self-esteem. With a bit of care, there are lots of things you can do to improve your symptoms.

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