Hair loss is equally stressful for men and women, but the causes of hair loss depend on gender. Genetic code, unregulated diet, and exposure to chemicals (due to hair contamination and hair care products) make up some of the reasons. In addition, there are several gender-specific factors, such as menopause in women and changes in testosterone levels in men.
Women’s menopause is accompanied by changes in health, including changes in hair health. Hair loss is just one of many symptoms experienced by some women during this period. What can you do about it? Please read and find out!
What Causes Menopausal Hair Loss?
Progesterone and estrogen are two hormones that play an essential role in hair growth. During menopause, these levels drop significantly, slowing hair growth and even leading to hair loss. This is due to the more extensive production of androgens, the male hormones that cause hair follicles to contract and fall.
The female body usually does not produce much androgens, but levels increase with a decrease in estrogen and progesterone. If the androgen level is higher than normal, “peach fluffing” will continue as the hair on the head becomes thinner. Peach fluff represents the growth of baby’s hair on the chin and face. Lack of proper nutrition and stressful situations can also accelerate hair loss.
Treatment for menopausal hair loss
Decreased female hormones usually cause hair loss on the hairline of the forehead and in the middle of the head. Hair loss can begin near the nape, or near the back of the head or crown. At high androgen levels, the area around the crown and hair breaks is vulnerable to hair loss. Hair loss during this time is unavoidable, but not irreparable. There are several ways to deal with this.
Reduce your stress level
Stress is one of the major factors behind hair loss. In addition to the stressful events that occur in your life, stress levels are increased by hormonal changes during menopause.
Try breathing and physical exercises such as meditation, yoga, and careful breathing to reduce stress levels. Exercise helps reduce stress as well as body shape. Weight gain, sleep disorders, and cognitive ability are closely associated with stress levels and menopause. Exercise has been shown to contribute to the regulation of these problems and, as a result, to alleviate menopausal symptoms such as hair loss.
Maintain a healthy diet
Undernourishment causes hormonal level imbalances. the study It shows that malnutrition plays an active role in causing hair loss in menopausal women. Maintaining a healthy diet that contains essential nutrients for hair growth has been shown to reduce hair loss. Here are some nutrients your diet should include:
- protein It has been shown to strengthen hair follicles. Included in soy products, beans and lean meats.
- vitamin A, B, C and D improve the health of menopausal hair. It is found in tomatoes, chicken, egg yolks, dairy products and carrots.
- fatty acid Like omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and omega-3 fatty acids, it helps protect hair by contributing to the production of steroid hormones. These fats are found in soybeans, vegetable oils and fatty fish.
- mineral Zinc, magnesium, copper, selenium, calcium, iron, etc. improve nutrient circulation and strengthen hair follicles. It is found in cheese, berries, leafy vegetables and starchy vegetables.
Pay attention to hair care and hair styling
If you don’t want to lose more hair, you need to pay proper attention to hair care and hair styling during the menopause. Avoid high temperatures when using styling tools such as straighteners, blow dryers and hot curlers. If possible, avoid using them altogether.
Dyeing can also be a problem. It’s best to avoid it if possible, but if you really need to, choose at least all natural dyes. Talk to a hair specialist When choosing a shampoo or hair conditioner, choose one that nourishes and properly hydrates your hair.
Apply laser treatment
Hair loss occurs when the follicle contracts and loses its ability to regenerate and grow. Near-infrared laser light can accelerate tissue repair even in these follicles. It can promote hair growth by stimulating the movement of the follicle to the anagen stage (growth).This discovery led to the invention of laser treatment (made in the office or simply Laser cap) Can promote hair growth.
Menopause is a difficult time for most women and causes many health problems, including hair loss. Changes in hormone levels are completely unpredictable, but can be controlled by a healthy diet and regular exercise. Reducing the pressure on your hair also reduces hair loss.
However, building a robust hair care routine can be difficult on your own. Vinci Hair Clinic offers free consultation to new clients who need hair loss support. Contact us to schedule your appointment!