Menopause is a period in a woman’s life during which the ovaries stop producing certain hormones (such as oestrogen) and stops menstruation. This period can cause hair loss in some women. In the meantime, however, you can take a few simple steps to reduce hair loss during menopause.
HOW MENOPAUSE AFFECTS HAIR
Menopause can cause hair to thin, scale or fall out in many women. This is mainly due to consistently low levels of oestrogen and progesterone and increased production of testosterone. These hormonal changes result in hair thinning and hair breaking, hair loss, sometimes even facial buds or sprouts of hair on the chin.
On average, a person loses about 100 to 200 hairs per day to allow for new hair growth. During menopause, when the hair breaks, it may seem that you lose more than the average amount. In reality, your hair does not fall out but breaks somewhere near the fitting, that mirrors thinner hair.
Here are 8 solutions to add to your daily routine:
1. Eat Meals Rich in Vitamin D and Calcium
Often Hormonal changes during menopause can weaken the bones and increase the risk of osteoporosis. Calcium and vitamin D are associated with good bone health. It is therefore important that your diet contains enough of these nutrients.
2. Nurture Your Hair
Use a gentle, moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to wash your hair. Choose products specially designed for damaged hair that will improve its elasticity. You can as well as incorporate a weekly hair mask (e.g., eggs and olive oil) or hot oil treatments to nourish your hair better.
3. Eat Lots of Fruits and Vegetables
Nutrition rich in fruit and vegetables can prevent a number of menopausal symptoms. Fruits and vegetables have little calories and can help you feel full; they are therefore perfect for losing weight and maintenance.
4. Drink Enough Water
During menopause, women often suffer from dryness. This is probably due to a decrease in oestrogen levels. Drinking 8 to 12 glasses of water a day can help alleviate these symptoms. Drinking water can also reduce swelling that can occur during hormonal changes.
Also, water can prevent weight gain and help you lose weight by helping you feel a lot and increase your metabolism.
5. Achieve And Maintain A Healthy Weight
This is common to gain weight during menopause. This may be a result of a combination of hormone replacement, aging, lifestyle, and genetics. Excess body fat, most especially around the waist, increases the risk of developing diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.
Additionally, your body weight may affect the symptoms of menopause.
6. Exercise/ Stress Reduction
It is recognized that yoga, meditation, and respiratory relaxation methods effectively eliminate menopausal symptoms by reducing the level of stress and therefore maintain a hormonal balance and prevent the feeling of depression. You can also relax a lot and make regular massage on the scalp to reduce stress and enhance blood circulation and hair growth.
7. Wear Hair Protection
Wear a swimming cap while swimming and wear a hat when you go outside to keep your scalp healthy and improve healthy hair growth.
8. Reduce Refined Sugar and Processed Foods
Nutrition rich in refined carbohydrates and sugar can cause sudden and low blood sugar rise,
making you tired and irritable.
Key Take Away
In general, you can’t stop menopause purgatory, but these steps combine healthy lifestyle changes with alternative treatments, which are considered the best approach to treating hair loss.
How has menopause affected your natural hair journey? Will you try any of these tips? If so, which ones?
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