The menopause It is a stage of the body that, under normal conditions, going through it does not have to pose any problem. In today’s post we detail how menopause can affect your hair and what is recommended to better manage this stage and take care of your hair.
We remember that during menopause a hormonal change occurs so that the ovaries stop ovulating and menstruation stops. These hormonal changes have a general effect on the body, specifically on different women’s organs, and also affect the hair cycle. You can even experience psychological symptoms as we have discussed above.
Why is my hair falling out more now since I have gone through menopause?
Coinciding with menopause, hair becomes thinner and drier, and it is much easier for it to break or fall out. This factor has a hormonal explanation.
Women secrete both male and female sex hormones, as is the case with testosterone. This hormone is found in lower levels than in men and also not all women have the same follicular sensitivity to testosterone. Hair follicles with special sensitivity to circulating testosterone -as it happens in men- accelerate the hair cycle in the presence of it, so that the hair grows finer, weaker and falls earlier.
Is it normal for that to happen?
Yes, so when it happens, the best advice is not to stress. You have to think that it is a non-pathological situation of the organism caused by the passage of time in the woman’s body, so the best recommendation is to take care of yourself.
How should I take care of my hair once I go through menopause?
Food and rest
Food is very important for the proper functioning of your body and to maintain healthy hair. That is why we must take care of the diet we follow to maintain the strength and density of the hair.
As for rest, it is a habit that also affects the health of the hair. Going through times of stress can leave a mark on your hair.
We recommend washing the hair with a specific hair care shampoo, without aggressive active ingredients, that maintains the pH of the scalp and incorporates ingredients that stop hair loss.
If the diet is not balanced or there is a higher consumption of a nutrient, common in post-menopausal states, we recommend incorporating a food supplement with specific amino acids for the structure of the hair such as L-Cystine, vitamins of group B that reinforce the structure of the hair. hair, iron and minerals like Zinc and Magnesium. To notice results, it is recommended to use food supplements for a minimum of 3 months.
If necessary, it can be supplemented with a topical treatment to use at night.