“Menopause,” the period of your life when your body literally changes – thus accurately called the “change of life.” Few areas of your body escape the effects of menopause; skin, emotions, sleep patterns, and yes – your hair — all react to depleting hormones and adjust.
Fluctuating levels of hormones like estrogen and androgen can cause hair loss on your head and hair growth on your face – or both. The physical effects of menopause are permanent. The good news is supplements, therapies, remedies, and specifically formulated hair products may minimize the more common menopause hair changes. Read on…
1Yes, menopause may cause your hair to thin
- Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) – may help reduce some of your hair loss by regulating optimal levels of estrogen and androgen.
- Prescription Treatments – containing finasteride can prevent hair loss.
- Over-the-counter Regrowth Solutions – containing liquid minoxidil may restore some hair growth.
2You may see unwanted hair growth -on your face and elsewhere
- Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) – may prevent the growth of unwanted hair growth on the face, underarms, pubic areas, and legs.
- Temporary Removal – tweezing, waxing, and bleaching may temporarily minimize the appearance of unwanted hair on the eyebrows, chin, nose, upper lip and other facial areas. A more permanent solution to consider is hair removal by laser therapy.
- Prescription Treatments – are available containing eflornithine may prevent, or at least slow the menopausal growth of your unwanted hair.
3Time to give up the fight? No!
4A healthy diet may also help your hair
5Natural remedies may be useful
6Work with your hairdresser
7Protect your hair
8Exercise may help, too
9Drink water and hydrate
10See your doctor