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Hair and menopause

Over time, a woman's hair becomes drier and thinner, but it's not until menopause that you can see the big difference in the quality of your hair. How much hair you lose and how your hair changes over time depends largely on your genetic heritage. Menopausal hair loss is very common and there is no need to worry. It is very unusual for a woman to lose all her hair during the menopause.

Many people wonder what their hair will look like as they get older. A simple answer to that question is to look at your mum, grandmother and maybe even great-grandmother and see what their hair looked like at menopause. There is a good chance that your hair will develop in the same way as it is genetic.


How does menopause affect hair?

Menopausal hair is affected as the body goes through major hormonal changes. The sex hormones oestrogen and androgen affect your hair growth as they promote the growth of hair on the head, among other things. It is during the menopausal phase that estrogen levels unfortunately decrease and androgen levels that promote body hair increase. As a result, many women experience less density of hair on the head and more hair on the body. Many find this to be a major inconvenience.

The scalp is also affected during menopause. It often becomes dry, tight and can be itchy. It is therefore important to use the right moisturising products to restore balance to the hair and scalp.

A woman who has gone through the menopause usually has hair that is low in moisture, difficult to shape and stiff. This is simply because the scalp has reduced its production of sebum and blood fats.

How to prevent menopausal hair loss?

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is essential, not only for the health of our bodies but also for our hair and skin. If you find it difficult to get all the vitamins and minerals your body needs, supplements are a good complement. However, they should not replace a balanced diet. There are also medical preparations available. There are also head massage and different types of preparations have shown good results. Exercise and training is also something that reflects the behaviour of the hair. An active lifestyle combined with good nutrition is not to be underestimated. Even a Prp hair treatment can help to slow down hair loss and stimulate hair growth.


Can you slow down the ageing of hair?

It is possible to slow down the ageing of your hair, but you need to start early. It's not just a nutritious diet, but also supplements, massages and various treatments that can do the trick for your hair.

Menopause is something all women go through between 45 and 55. If you want, you can prevent and treat your hair during this time. There are many natural supplements that have been shown to have a positive effect, including nourishing oils, head massages and reducing heat styling. Nowadays there are also plenty of so-called "anti-aging" ranges for hair. These are age-appropriate products that can increase the thickness and resistance of the hair. These products have also shown good results on older hair.

The older you get, the more highly concentrated hair products like oils, intensive moisturisers and wraps full of vitamins and nutrients you need for your hair. Preferably also products that you leave behind, so called "leave in" products.

A woman should not have to worry about hair loss during menopause, so it is better to prevent and treat in good time. If you stress out at this stage, it can lead to even more hair loss and then the cause is other than the menopause, i.e. stress. stress affects the hair enormously and can lead to a much greater problem of hair loss than the menopause itself usually does.


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