What can I do for thinning hair during menopause?

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What can I do for thinning hair during menopause?

This is more than just a bad freaking hair day. Our hair is something we usually are able to control. We get haircuts, style it, some even use special products,  we can spike it or put in a ponytail and call it a day.  Menopause transitions around 50 and even earlier in some. Leading up to menopause our hair pattern changes, we start losing volume shine and even start noticing falling out in clumps in the shower.  Why does this happen? Well, it’s quite common, so before you go into panic mode, let’s discuss. It is estimated that over 50% of women in menopause will experience hair loss. Typically, age, diet, genetics, ethnicity, all increase, and influence our chances.

What can I do for thinning hair during menopause?

Hormone fluctuations play a big role and are responsible for hair loss during perimenopause and leading up to menopause it’s very common to have female hair loss. It’s not only men who experience hair loss. They are even bigger babies than we are when it comes to their hair. Trust me, I know:) My husband has been receding for years. I see him glancing in the mirror, looking down, sideways, etc. He even has an eyebrow pencil in his drawer to fill in the spaces. As though no one can see a friggen off-color shaded pencil line in his head. SMH!

Symptoms to look for

Look at the hairbrush, look on your pillow or in the sink or in the shower to check for excess hair loss. If you wear your hair in a ponytail you may notice the ponytail reducing in size. So what can we do if you experience hair loss during menopause? It’s best to talk to your practitioner of course but if you’re looking for some quick aesthetic fix there are several things you can try asking your hairstylist. She may recommend a keratin treatment or two, and shampoo’s that are protein enriched.

Recommendations for thinning hair

Often they recommend women with thinning hair try a shorter haircut because long hair can make fine hair a little more obvious and noticeable and because our hormones play a part some practitioners will recommend hormone treatments and find them beneficial. There are also products such as minoxidil, over the counter- and you can try or a red light treatment or simple over-the-counter shampoos and conditioners to help strengthen and revive and rejuvenate your hair to make it look thicker. Our bodies also need Vitamin A, Zinc, biotin, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Iron. Again, talking to your practitioner is best and they will recommend the required amount that our bodies need.

Remember, our hair is made up of protein, so increasing protein in our diet is also essential. Eating more egg whites, cottage cheese, lean meats, and nuts will help our protein levels.

What can I do for thinning hair during menopause?

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Hope you found some value from our tips and recommendations. Remember, you’re not in this alone and a lot of us can relate to these issues. Some just don’t want to talk about it. I want to talk about, get it all out and release my worries, cares, and concerns to the world. We got this bitches!

You may also enjoy my recent blog on no-fuss daily makeup routine HERE, or perhaps my post on facial hair, ACK, yes I am growing a beard now.

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