Alright ladies, let’s talk Menopause! As we all know, this is a natural aging process that happens to all women at a certain age. It typically occurs between the ages of 45 and 55 but can happen anytime earlier or later.
Symptoms can be endless and often include irregular cycles, fatigue, mood swings, sweating, broken sleep. As scary as it might sound, it isn’t something that we should fear as not everyone gets all of the symptoms and some women don’t get any at all. The main thing is we need to be prepared and informed as to what can happen to our hair during this transitional period of our lives.
Over half of women suffer from menopausal hair loss. It really is very common. During the menopause, there is a decrease in the production of progesterone and oestrogen. The more progesterone and oestrogen you lose, the smaller your hair follicles become. When your hair follicles become smaller, this can disrupt your typical hair growth.
Although hair loss can be alarming and cause anxiety, don’t panic. Hair that is lost due to the menopause is not lost permanently. Since your hormones won’t be fluctuating forever, your hair will eventually return to its normal growth cycle eventually. However, remember this doesn’t happen overnight and may take some time.
Although you cannot stop this from happening you can take certain steps to keep your body as healthy as possible. Keep a look out for our follow up Blog Post coming soon which is packed full of useful tip on how to minimise menopausal hair loss.