A woman’s body is her temple, but when it comes to menopause she could never feel more out of control. Menopause results in many physical changes in a woman’s body and increase the chances of rapid hair loss due to changes in the hormonal levels. The female hormone, estrogen balances out the effects of androgens like Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). During the cycle of menopause an enzyme combines with Testosterone and causes so many women to lose their hair.
These are not the words that women want to hear, being that we have cherished our locks since we were little girls. Many women at some point in their lives wanted fairytale hair like a princess with long straight or wavy hair, while others dreamed of being Rapunzel with their hair flowing from a castle window. Either way, our hair has always been our glory and we have done everything possible to keep it healthy and growing, so when words of hair loss and menopause come in to play, it affects us in many ways.
Menopausal Hair Loss also described as Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL) begins to develop in the average woman around the age of fifty or in the months or years leading up to it. During these beautifully crafted years, a change will begin to occur. Some will face mood swings, hot flashes, weight gain/loss, hair loss and more. But the one thing that effects our confidence and emotional being, is the loss of our hair. Throughout this stage in a women’s life, hair follicles begin to weaken and loose elasticity. The hair can begin to shed more during shampooing and while doing daily routines, such as combing and brushing. Some will shed lightly, while others may see an extreme loss of hair in their crowns, sides and throughout their head. There are ways to support hair growth during these times and a few steps that can be taken to keep your hair strengthened and maintained.
One way to combat menopausal hair loss is by eating nutritious foods that will supply our bodies with the nutrients needed for our daily balance. Eating green leafy vegetables that contain Vitamins, Zinc, Copper, along with the intake of Vitamin C, B and E in food promotes hair growth. Adding the right herbs and fruits like fennel seeds and citrus fruits are a great source for Vitamin C. Although these are all healthy, too much Vitamin C and Copper could add an imbalance to your levels. You must be sure to intake the proper amounts needed to remain healthy.
Amino acids promote the growth of scalp hair. However, menopause occurs with aging when the body absorbs less amino acid. Therefore, women must intake high sulfur content foods that contain amino acids, like eggs. Those allergic to eggs can consume sulfur in the form of a supplements. These diet modifications can greatly reduce menopausal hair loss.
Another way to minimize menopausal hair loss is to shampoo and condition your hair regularly with all-natural products. This gives natural color to the hair and is a good conditioner to enrich your hair with the vitamins needed to grow. One must use fewer chemicals in washing hair and conditioning. It is advisable to let hair dry naturally or use a hot air blow dryer; not to enforce a lot of heat to your hair. A hairbrush should be used to comb wet hair to avoid breakage and reduce hair loss during menopause. Wearing hair coverages for sleeping and swimming is a must to avoid breakage. If you are a swimmer, avoid the exposure to chlorinated water by wearing a cap and using a chloring filter when shampooing and rinsing your hair.
One can adopt measures to slow down hair loss menopause. This includes stimulating the scalp with a scalp massager or simply running one’s fingers through one’s scalp. This stimulates blood flow and promotes hair growth.
Menopausal Hair Loss greatly affects women’s self-esteem and confidence. Our hair is something we can control by styling and cutting it as we see fit. It is our own personality, an expression of who we are. By losing our hair, we may feel less like ourselves as women and feel like our control no longer withstands. It can become emotional and create a mental psyche and affect our self-esteem. We can be warriors at moments, but our hair is what empowers us.
Hair loss during menopause is a natural phenomenon that is nonreversible. Changes in one’s diet and a stress on natural ingredients in hair maintenance can greatly prolong the life of one’s hair. To keep your hair looking healthy, use natural hair growth regimes by Mink Hair Wholesale to treat and maintain your beautiful locks.