Intro to Healthy Hair After Menopause
Is your hair feeling thin, dry, and brittle after menopause?
Have you tried a plethora of products and at-home remedies to no avail?
Fear not; we are here to help!
Before you continue reading to learn the 7 tips for healthy hair after menopause, know that we are not medical professionals and are not giving any medical advice or making any claims.
As your body is making hormone adjustments and moving through and out of menopause, we are here to assist you in having your best hair possible during this time.
Here are 7 tips for having healthy hair after menopause.
7 Tips for Healthy Hair After Menopause
1. Eat a nutrient-dense diet: Protein is essential because it provides the amino acids that makeup keratin, which is the building block of your hair. Lean meats, beans, fish, eggs, dairy, kale, and asparagus are excellent protein sources. If you are vegan, there are choices, yet stay away from soy. Otherwise, when you see your hair falling, you won’t be able to say we didn’t warn you.
Healthy fats, such as coconut, olive, and flaxseed, provide your body with long-chain polyunsaturated fats and linoleic acids necessary for hair structure. Notice soy oil is NOT on the healthy list. Fruits and vegetables are essential to provide a variety of nutrients such as vitamin c, vitamin a, vitamin b5, vitamin b12, folate, zinc, and niacin.
2. Add supplements: Take a multivitamin and mineral supplement daily for nutrients you didn’t get in your diet. For instance, zinc is vital for hair growth, and you can lose zinc in sweat. If you exercise a lot, it is possible to be deficient in it. Also, suppose you are having any blood work done. In that case, ask them to check your magnesium levels (more than 300 processes in the body rely on sufficient magnesium levels and Americans are typically deficient).
3. Reduce stress: Large amounts of stress can use up nutrients, like B-Vitamins, which are essential to healthy hair and hair growth. Also, stress pushes your hair follicles into the growth cycle’s resting phase, causing your hair to shed and become thin. Also, corn syrup and sugars take loads of B-Vitamins to process, thus reducing B-Vit levels to alarming lows. So, don’t stress eat sugars on top of being stressed. Try yoga, meditation, exercising, a scalp massage, or put on some fantastic music and dance your stress out right there in your living room!
4. Exercise regularly: To help increase your spirits, maintain a healthy weight, and help you sleep better at night, maintain a good exercise regime. OR… at least stretch and get some flex and circulation going. Use it or lose it, so keep in mind that these things will help keep hormones balanced and promote healthy hair growth.
5. Stay hydrated: Your body will direct water to all of your vital organs first, then to your hair follicles. If you don’t consume enough water, your hair follicles will not receive any, resulting in dull, lifeless, dry, and breaking hair. By the way…. coffee, tea, and specialty waters don’t count. Pure, clean water “rinses” your cells. So think of it this way if you are unsure about the beverage you are about to count as water. Ask: Would I shower in this? (Well, maybe light champagne once in a while might be nice…..but you get the point!)
6. Avoid heat styling: As everyone knows, heat styling tools tend to dry out your hair, primarily if you use the tools on high heat. Limit your use of heat styling tools and always use the lowest heat setting possible. Tip: Just before applying the wand, or iron to your hair, rub the barrel on a damp washcloth to remove the collected heat that scorches the cuticle.
7. Nurture your after menopause hair: Use natural, gentle, chemical-free hair products that will nourish your hair and scalp. And just because it says natural does not necessarily mean good for hair. Silicones are considered natural, yet they wreak havoc on hair and follicles. Get your list of avoids for free by clicking here now. Silicone AVOID List. Also, incorporate a weekly deep conditioning treatment for deeper nourishment to your hair and scalp. The best products for your hair are found in the Restore Hair: Dry, Brittle, Split Ends package. For your weekly deep conditioner, use RoMANce Deep Conditioning Treatment.
Conclusion to Healthy Hair After Menopause
To ensure you are growing your best hair possible, you must use gentle, natural, and nourishing hair care products. Make sure they are SLS (sodium laurel sulfate) free and chemical-free and nasties free. AND most importantly, be sure you avoid silicone and its dastardly derivatives that can seep down into the follicle to choke the hair growth and disrupt the anchoring molecules of the hair. Be sure to PRINT “12 Everyday Things Slowing Hair Growth: Thinning Hair Reversal” FREE info.
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Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp!