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Menopause and Hair Loss: What’s the Connection?

How Common is Menopause and Hair Loss? 

What Can I Do? 


Shining and healthy hair is the attribute of healthy people looking after themselves and taking good care of their bodies.

For many women, it is also a decoration that gives them a sense of wellbeing. It is something we can control; we choose how to wear it, color it, cut it, and style it. It is our image, an expression of ourselves and our personality.

However, weak, falling out hair might extremely lower the comfort of a woman’s life; lead to lowering of our self-esteem and increasing our stress level which is bound to intensify the problem which can lead us to feeling less feminine.

Menopause and Hair Loss: What’s the Connection?

When women experience hair loss and other symptoms of menopause, it is predominantly due to hormonal changes. With age, the ovaries begin to decrease the amount of estrogen and progesterone that are normally produced. As the body responds to the fluctuations in hormones, numerous physical changes occur. 

As these hormone levels drop, hair may begin to grow more slowly and become thinner. Over time, the decrease in estrogen and progesterone causes an increase in the activity of male hormones (androgens) that the body makes.

Androgens cause the hair follicles on the head to shrink, which leads to hair loss. These are the same hormones that are responsible for increased facial hair growth in menopausal people. 

Among other factors that contribute to hair loss are lack of nutrients, stress, and illness. When entering the age of menopausal transition, it’s a good idea to consult your health care provider who may suggest tests to check your hormone levels, thyroid function, and basic blood count.

How Common is Menopause and Hair Loss?

Female hair loss is a common condition, especially in the years surrounding menopause. According to the Cleveland Clinic, it is estimated that over 50% of women experience hair loss. Age, diet, ethnicity, and genetic factors all influence your chances of experiencing hair loss throughout your life, including during and after menopause.

What can I do?

There are cosmetic options for improving the appearance of hair and medical treatments which, when used long term can improve hair growth. If you have other symptoms as well as your hair loss, seek the advice of your doctor. 

Quick Aesthetic Fixes

If you want a quick fix to camouflage thinning hair while looking at treatment options, there are several things you can try.

Hairstylists often recommend that women with thinning hair try a shorter haircut because long hair can make fine hair more obvious.

Shorter cuts like a bob or a pixie are popular, as are layers that add volume and bangs to add texture. Some women wear hats when they’re feeling especially self-conscious.

Improved by Cosmetic Practices

Reduce the use of straighteners, hairdryers, and other heat-damaging tools. Use GrowOut Shampoo & Strengthener and GrowOut Scalp Nutrient Spray. To help add volume to your hair use DraMatic Daily Volumizing Conditioner.

Healthy diet and supplementation

A healthy, balanced diet and supplementation are contributing factors to a healthy body and provide ingredients taking part in the hair-building process. It’s worthwhile to pay closer attention to one’s diet. For more help with that, check out  How to Grow Hair Faster: The GrowOut Diet Book. 

Laser Devices

Laser therapy is best carried out by a hairstylist or therapist with experience and training on the devices. They emit low-energy laser light that may stimulate hair growth to help fight thinning hair. The long-term safety and effectiveness are unknown.

No matter what approaches you take, be sure that you are taking care of your “hair factories,” known as hair follicles! 

Be sure they are not impeded by silicone, plastics, chemicals, waxes or other “nasties.” These will smother, plug and further slow hair growth. 

Be sure you are feeding the scalp food grade extracts that will empower your follicles to grow its best version of hair. 

Eat & drink a diet rich in hair building blocks, and by all means, eliminate the main 12 Everyday Things Slowing Hair Growth (print your free copy now)!

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