Dec 18, 2018

How Menopause can affect hair loss













We all know a lot about hot flushes and feeling a little more tired when it comes
to the menopause, but not much is said about the fact our hair changes
considerably too, including its condition and texture, which can lead to possible
hair loss. So, we thought it would be a great idea to provide you with some top
hair tips on how to be menopause-ready!ping and Philip Kingsley

The biology behind it:

“Menopause almost always affects the hair on your scalp. Symptoms of menopause
can also include dullness, dryness and thinning of the skin. Fifty is the average age
for menopause, but changes to your hair can begin long before, and is one reason
why hair thinning during menopause is difficult to counteract. Nobody over 40 has
the same volume of hair they had in their twenties, but menopause is an accelerating
cause. Most commonly, you may notice a reduction in the thickness (volume) of
each strand. This is not immediate, but gradual. There may also be recession at your
frontal hairline and temples, or you might have increased hair fall.” – Philip Kingsley.

So, in a nutshell, post-menopausal hair changes will mainly affect the strength and
condition of your hair, with long-term hair thinning and the likelihood of an increase in
hair loss as the body adjusts to a decrease in oestrogen levels.

How to combat the M-word

So, what can you do to care for your hair both during and after the menopause?

1. Wash your hair more often and always use a quality conditioner which will
help nourish and strengthen hair strands.

2. If those pesky greys are getting you down, always remember you can
speak to your Bei Capelli stylist who will offer suggestions on a brand-new
cut, highlights, tints or even a trendy style to put the swing back into your

3. Choose a nourishing shampoo - even if it might be a more expensive
product than you would normally use. It’ll be worth it in the long run!

4. We always recommend a head massage after a shampoo as it will really
help to loosen up those scalp muscles which, if too tight, can restrict blood
flow and suffocate hair follicles. It’s also FABULOUS for easing tension and
can help you sleep better, and who doesn’t like to sit back, relax and be

Make some lifestyle changes

We all know stress can add to hair problems, so if you can have 10 minutes out
of each day for yourself and a bit of mindfulness, find a quiet spot and enjoy it!
Exercise is also key to tip top health and wellbeing and is not only great for your
body but also for your hair and complexion.

So, ladies, why not talk to your friendly salon team at Bei Capelli today and let’s kick-back when it comes to menopause!
For appointments: 01494 868020

*Some information courtesy of Good Housekeeping and Philip Kingsley.

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