Menopause HAIR!??  Me TOO!

Menopause HAIR!?? Me TOO!

Hey, Pretty’s!  I want to shed some light on a topic that affects many of us women as we journey through menopause: hair loss. As a hairstylist with over 30 years experience, I've witnessed firsthand the concerns and frustrations that arise when our beautiful tresses begin to thin or become less lustrous during this phase of life.  I'm here to help you understand the connection between menopause and hair loss, as well as offer some practical tips to care for your hair during this transformative time.

During menopause, hormonal changes take place as the ovaries produce fewer estrogen and progesterone hormones. These hormonal shifts can have various effects on the body, one of which is hair loss or hair thinning.

Estrogen plays a crucial role in maintaining the hair growth cycle, promoting hair thickness, and keeping our locks looking vibrant and healthy. When estrogen levels decline, hair follicles may become more sensitive to androgens (male hormones) such as testosterone. This sensitivity can lead to a condition called androgenetic alopecia, commonly known as female pattern hair loss.

Hair Care Tips or Menopausal Hair Loss 

💓Nourish from within: Drink your water & pop some lemons in it 💦  Pretty's! Opt for a balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins. Include foods like fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains to provide your body with essential nutrients that support healthy hair growth.

💓Gentle hair care routine: Treat your hair with love and care. Avoid harsh chemical treatments, excessive heat styling, and tight hairstyles that may pull on your hair. Opt for natural hair care products, such as Resh products, that are free from sulfates and parabens, & use a wide-toothed comb or a paddle brush with balled tips to minimize breakage.

💓Consider supplements: Consult with your healthcare provider about supplements that may support hair health during menopause. Biotin, vitamin D3, & omega-3 fatty acids are among the supplements known to promote hair growth.

💓Again, good hair care products: We have our own haircare line, Resh, and we still make every product, with the best ingredients ourselves.  At this stage in my life, I am a fan of our Grow shampoo & conditioner, Chocolate Therapy Hair Treatment and the Haitian Black Castor oil for my thinning edges.

Remember Pretty”s, hair loss during menopause is a common occurrence and is nothing to be ashamed of. It's a natural part of the journey we're all on. As a hairstylist, I'm here to support and empower you, providing not only hair care advice but also a listening ear. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have. Together, we'll navigate this beautiful transition and ensure your hair looks and feels its best, no matter what stage of life you're in!

I’m so blessed and elated to have enteted into this next phase of my life, especially being menopausal and all😆💕 But on the real, i happy to be on this journey and that GOD is using me to be a voice to this platform.  Pretty’s…embrace yourself with love and acceptance on your menooause journey, you deserve it! I know its not alway an easy road but your not alone. I love you and I’m here for you. 💓💕