The menopause is a normal and natural biological process that every woman will experience at some point in their lifetime. The body goes through a range of changes driven by changing hormone levels. Many women suffer symptoms that can be physically and emotionally debilitating.
These vary from one individual to another, and they can last from a few months to years. These include hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, mood swings, reduced libido – and hair loss. It’s believed that hair loss during menopause is the result of oestrogen and progesterone levels dropping. This causes hair to grow more slowly and thinner. Androgen levels also increase and this cause hair follicles to shrink.
Hair loss during menopause can be a frightening experience. But, in the overwhelming majority of cases, it doesn’t indicate a serious health issue. It’s a very common condition too, with various studies estimating as much as two-thirds of women will experience some degree of hair loss during menopause.
While you may not be able to prevent some hair loss through this time, you can make changes in your life that can alleviate it. Here are five ways to fight hair loss during menopause.
Stress is a major driver of hair loss. Not only does it play havoc with your hormone balance (it’s linked with a drop in estrogen levels) but it can also force your hair follicle stems into a prolonged resting phase, so hair regeneration can be stopped in its tracks. It is always essential to act to keep levels of stress in check, but given the hormone war being waged, it is even more important to do so through menopause.
There are many ways you can relax and destress, and you only need a few minutes each day to make a big difference. Make meditation and breathing exercises part of your daily regimen and make time for friends and family. Destress and reward yourself with a regular Hair Gain Hair Mask – kick back and chill while the formula works magic on your locks. All these practices will help your body deal with the physical and emotional pressures that life brings.
Regular exercise is a key strategy in fighting hair loss during menopause. Everyone knows that exercise is a great way to boost mental well-being, weight loss and your general health. During menopause, daily exercise will help handle mood swings, weight gain and insomnia.
But it also plays a major role in balancing your hormone levels. A 2015 study found exercise helps to significantly raise oestrogen levels, so getting your heart rate up every day will help combat hair loss during menopause. Take a brisk walk, do yoga or pilates, join a gym or get into a swimming pool (wear a cap, hair does not like chlorine!). Pick a form of exercise you like and go for it!
You are what you eat! Eating a balanced, low fat diet is essential to your general health – and your hair health! Getting this right is especially important to combat hair loss during menopause. Make sure you make grains, fruits and vegetables a part of your daily diet.
Eggs and lean meats will look after your protein levels. Cut out (or at least reduce!) sugar, greasy food, and alcohol. Great supplements are a must. If you’re experiencing hair fall during menopause, Hair Gain Gummies and Capsules will help give your locks they support you need through these challenging times. The unique AnaGain™ ingredient can help your hair become fuller and thicker at the root, while the formula has a wonderful mix of essential vitamins, minerals and aminos to assist with your hair health.
Whatever your age, your body can’t function properly without adequate hydration. Dehydration is also extremely detrimental to your hair too. Make sure you keep H20 levels high through the day.
Aim to have eight glasses of water, and more when you are exercising. Hydrate your hair directly too – wash your hair less often and use a hydrating hair mask to keep your locks in the best possible condition. An easy way to fight hair loss during menopause.
During menopause, many women find their hair becomes thinner, weaker and more brittle than before. Being kind to your hair is vital to prevent it drying, breaking and dropping out. So, keep your tresses as natural as you can.
Give heat tools such as hair dryers and straighteners a wide berth. Many styling products contain a wide range of chemicals that can weaken your hair and cause your scalp to become clogged, itchy and sensitive. Avoid them or keep their use to a minimum. Hair dyes can also be very harmful, so choose products with all-natural ingredients.
Wash your hair less often, use gentle shampoos and always have a nourishing conditioner on hand. Rinse well with cool water. Use the new Hair Gain Wide Tooth Comb to effortlessly detangle wet or dry hair.