I am aware of a link between healthy hair and nails, and I am fairly unhappy with the state of both of mine. I have always had a high hairline, and at times my hair seems brittle, whilst my nails and the skin below them are constantly looking damaged. I am worried that I am experiencing male pattern baldness, as for the past two years (I am 18) I have noticed how high my hairline is.
Is it possible that I am experiencing something else causing this slight hair loss and bad hair and nail health, or does hair not actually permanently fall out due to being weak and unhealthy?
At 18 years old, there could be early genetic hair loss, but with your brittle nails there could be something else going on. Various rare syndromes, iron deficiency, or even skin rashes could cause these things. Anything is possible, but I can not evaluate you via the Internet and wouldn’t want to steer you in the wrong direction.
You need to see a doctor and determine if you are losing hair from genetic causes, disease, a combination of the two, or something else entirely.