For many women, their hair is an extension of their self-esteem, and even self-worth. Long, beautiful locks represent youth and vitality for some. As we age, there are transitions that happen that can lead to hair loss and menopause is one of the changes that affect our hair.
Here is what you should know about menopause and hair loss.
Menopause and Its Effects
The average age of menopause is around 50 years old. However, some experience it much earlier in age or some are lucky enough for it not to show up till later on in life. While experiencing menopause and even leading up to it, some women begin to notice changes in their hair. It may seem thinner, they may see more of in the shower after a shampoo, and some experience thinning in various places such as the crown, sides, or all over. It may seem that the hair is not growing like it used to or doesn’t have the same volume. Not everyone has hair loss due to menopause but it is a common issue for those going through it.
Why Does This Happen?
According to Women’s Health Concern:
Although it can happen at any age, the condition occurs most commonly following the menopause. This does not mean that hormones alone are to blame, although estrogen may have a protective role, helping to keep hair in the ‘growing phase’.
What Can You Do?
Changes in hair from menopause is a natural occurrence. Genetics also play a role in hair loss – even for women. The good news? This does slow down with time and the hair loss will not be as prevalent. A few ways you can help on your own is to eat a balanced diet, make sure your medications are not encouraging hair loss, and reduce the use of practices such as hair straightening, hair dryers, and any other heating tools.
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