What Does Menopause Do to Your Hair and Loss of Hair Treatments?

It is popular that males can begin losing their hair from their early twenties onwards yet it is still considered unusual for females to loose their hair. Ladies can experience abrupt hair loss when approaching the menopause with as numerous as forty percent of females being impacted by the condition. There are several causes for female loss of hair consisting of pregnancy, genes and disease however the menopausal hair is the time most females experience the condition.

What Does Menopause Do to Your Hair

The Factors

Increased loss of hair and thinning hair as females approach the menopause is because of modifications in hormone levels in the body. Observing hair loss can be one of the very first indications of approaching the menopause. It is triggered in part by a drop in estrogen (female hormonal agents) levels produced by the ovaries, developing an imbalance in between androgen (male hormonal agents) and estrogen hormonal agents. Testosterone is among the hormonal agents from the androgen group and increases as the estrogen levels fall.

For guys, testosterone is the hormonal agent frequently connected with triggering male pattern baldness and although produced in much lower amounts in females, it develops a comparable loss of hair condition. After the menopause the ovaries might continue to produce a lot more androgens than estrogen and this can lead to additional loss of hair. It likewise does not simply impact hair on the scalp however body hair can likewise end up being thinner, simply the reverse of males who tend to get more body hair as scalp hair thins. Some ladies nevertheless experience no menopausal loss of hair or extreme thinning at all, the factors for this are not yet totally comprehended.

Treatments and Guidance

Lots of ladies are recommended hormonal agent therapy treatment (HRT) to counter a few of the more serious signs of the menopause such as hot flashes, night sweats, absence of sleep, state of mind swings, and delicate skin. HRT works by increasing the levels of estrogen to pre-menopausal levels. HRT is for that reason likewise a reliable loss of hair treatment which lowers testosterone and DHT permitting hair to grow back.

There is likewise a prescription just drug called spironolactone that rather of raising estrogen levels, operates in the opposite method by decreasing the production of androgens (testosterone) in the adrenal glands and ovaries.

Variety of non-drug based

There are likewise a variety of non-drug based procedures that can be utilized to decrease menopausal loss of hair. Carefully massage the scalp when shampooing to increase blood circulation to the hair roots. Utilizing great quality conditioners including natural items like henna, assists to avoid damage and decrease more hair loss. It is likewise essential to consume a well-balanced diet plan as healthy hair needs the minimum everyday consumption of the ideal minerals and vitamins. Attempt to consume lots of fish, liver, dairy items, eggs, poultry, meat, etc, for vitamin A, Vitamin B6, folic acid, vitamin B12, likewise leafy veggies, are a great source of folic acid.

Keep the hair brief to assist avoid mechanical damage and have it layered to provide the look of more volume. Attempt to prevent harming the hair with heated hair straighteners and hot hair clothes dryers and prevent chemically dealing with the hair with dyes, tints and bleaches.

Loss of hair triggered by the menopause is a natural procedure however can be handled through unique care and recommended treatments. If you have any unique issues about this condition it is constantly recommended to consult your regional GP as tension and fretting can make matters worse. Keep in mind that you are not alone, lots of females experience the menopause and loss of hair however there are now numerous efficient treatments readily available.


When you do speak with your medical professional, inquire about supplements that will assist with hair development. She or he might recommend the active component in Rogaine, called minoxidil, to begin to grow back a few of your hair. It’s not simply for males, ya understand.

Natural supplements can likewise assist enhance the state of your head. The 4 most efficient are, Biotin, Flaxseed oil, Night Primrose oil, and Zinc.

Biotin assists enhance hair and nails, is important for metabolizing fats and amino acids and can assist control blood sugar level levels. When blood sugar level levels are not within regular limitations the body produces an extreme quantity of the male hormonal agent dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. DHT is the significant consider the damage of hair roots.

Flaxseed oil keeps hair and nails healthy and reduces the quantity of oil produced by the body and help in recovery.

Evening Primrose oil is abundant in Omega 3, conditions your scalp and decreases the production and look of dandruff.

Zinc helps with thyroid function and minimizes loss of hair due to hypothyroidism. Taken with copper to keep an appropriate mineral balance, zinc can impact the hormonal agents accountable for hereditary loss of hair, called alopecia.

Constantly follow the advised dose on the supplement plan or whatever dosage your physician oks for you.

Throughout perimenopause and menopause it might appear as if your body has actually turned versus you and is staging a mutiny. In truth this is a time for you to welcome the brand-new you and find out to take pleasure in the most recent stage of your life. The expression – You’re not growing older, you’re improving is so, so real.

Other aspects

A number of other aspects can enter into play when it pertains to losing your hair like genes, nutrition, thyroid issues, particularly hypothyroid, tension, and chemotherapy treatments. If you have none of these conditions and are still losing your hair, speak with your medical professional about your hormonal agents. They are most likely the perpetrator.

The signs of menopause will ultimately reduce in intensity and permit you to live your life to the maximum without needing to fret about when your next duration is going to begin and if you have enough womanly products to get you through.

If you take place to be among the 30% of ladies who are impacted by menopause loss of hair, keep in mind there are treatment choices offered to assist you so you too can live a healthy, delighted mid to late life. These are genuinely the very best years of your life.

No ShamPOO {Update} && my Routine

no shampoo update

It’s officially been 16 days since I washed my hair with {chemical-filled} shampoo. If you missed my last post, I talked about how I have decided to go with the whole “no poo method” – which really means {no shampoo}. I’ll refer to it as no shampoo, because I just don’t like saying ‘no poo’ out loud. Not to mention, when I tell people about it, they almost grimace. Let’s not think about poo, when referring to our hair. Deal?
Anyways; this is going to be a little bit of an update post {pictures included}. Oh && seeing how I’ve only been doing this thing for 16 days, I’m no expert.  I am only talking about my own experience here. Everyone will be different.
The pictures below are from today, literally five minutes ago. It’s 11:00 PM at night. I washed my hair on Monday (two days ago). It was also up, on top of  my head right before this picture… 🙂
my face
First things first; Am I going through some sort of crazy period? Absolutely. I’ve actually considered giving up some days. It’s been very up and down. I have some really great highs; where I absolutely love my hair – and then vise versa. My hair feels waxy. After tons of research, this can be due to two things. 1. I’m just going to through my adapting phase or 2. my water is just too hard. I actually think it might be a combination of the two. I’m assuming my water is hard, but I’m hoping to overcome that with Apple Cider Vinegar rinses. I’m also hoping my hair adjusts better.
Although my hair feels waxy, it’s doesn’t look waxy. Actually, it just looks a bit textured. Which I kind of like. I hate dull, boring hair. I have actually always added products to make my hair textured (sea salt sprays, waxes, etc). Maybe, that’s why the waxiness I am dealing with, isn’t an end all for me. I’m willing to wait it out, and see if it diminishes or possibly live with it. Only time will tell.
Heat; Let’s talk about heat… I may get completely yelled at for this, but YES I use heat on my hair. Look, I like my hair curled. My natural curls are a mess, and I want my hair to look good. Do I use it everyday? No. I use it maybe 3-4 days a week. More on this in my weekly routine {below}. I’m not using any products. I’m considering grabbing an all natural heat protectant, but my hair is doing okay right now.
tangles, tangles, and MORE TANGLES…. Get yourself some kind of tangle brush. I use the Tangle Teaser brush, and it works miracles for me. Most people doing this method use boar bristle brushes, I haven’t purchased one yet. I don’t find it necessary – that could change. Since I’m not using an actual conditioner, my hair is really tangled after the shower. I use my tangle teaser to get all the tangles out then switch to my regular paddle brush. If I didn’t use the tangle teaser, it would be HELL!
My {current} weekly routine:
please hear me when I say current. This could change. I’m still figuring stuff out.
It’s very simple really. Monday and Friday are wash days. I wash my hair with my shampoo bar, and rinse with Apple Cider Vinegar. After that, I blow dry my hair and straighten it. This is usually done Monday after-noon towards night. My Mondays are pretty lazy. Tuesday, I curl my hair. Wednesday and Thursday – I work with what I’ve got. Friday I wash, and start all over. I shower everyday {unless I’m being very lazy}. I use a shower cap to ensure my hair stays dry. I sleep with my hair on the top of my head. I recommend using a soft hair tie, it keeps the kinks out.
My curls tend to last between washes. If my hair starts to look greasy; a pony-tail becomes my best friend. This usually only happens the last day. Again, I’ve only been doing this for two weeks.
What I use:
Shampoo Bar || Currently Coconut Milk and Citrus from Apple Valley Natural Soap.
ACV Rinse || I put it in a spray bottle. I’m trying a 1tbs to 1 cup water ratio.
I have also ordered five sample shampoo bars from Apple Valley, I want to try some other ones. I’ll do a haul when I receive them.
I’ll try to keep you updated as I go! 🙂
No Shampooers, please feel free leave tips and tricks!
Ask me questions, && talk to me!