Specializing in hair loss and gray hair at Kasia Salon, this is a common fear behind the chair. Unfortunately, the menopause triggers hair loss in around 50% of women. It may seem like there is no hope, but the answer is NO! When going through menopause, hair loss doesn’t have to be permanent.
The root causes of hair loss are often the same variables. During menopause, these variables become highly intensified through a variety of imbalances in the body, including high stress levels, your unique genetic makeup, and general health.
The Major Shift During Perimenopause
By a rapid increase in your androgen-to-estrogen ratio, the body starts producing relatively more androgens (such as testosterone) and less estrogens than you were before, which can lead to more hair in places you don’t want it and less hair on your head.
In order to prevent loss of hair in menopause, good nutrition and supplementation is foundational. Hair loss can sometimes occur when you aren’t getting enough vitamins and minerals through your diet. Also, if your diet is heavy in refined carbohydrates, your body has to increase insulin production. With this increase in insulin, your system tends to move toward higher androgen production. One way to regain balance is through improving your nutrition and adding endocrine support.
Certain herbs, such as Ginkgo biloba, are believed to increase blood flow to the scalp and help keep hair follicles healthy and growing, as can massage and acupuncture, though these do not seem to work equally well for everyone.
Although hair is made primarily of keratin, it also contains several minerals and the root containing the follicular development contains further vitamins and minerals that support the development of the hair. Increasing your consumption of the amino acids that increase hair growth alone is not enough. You also need to increase your consumption of the supporting vitamins and minerals.
- vitamins B, C, D, and E
- calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc, and iron
- fish oil with essential fatty acids
- Top 10 foods for your hair
According to WebMD, these 10 healthy foods are chock full of vitamins and minerals that support healthy hair growth and a well-nourished scalp:
- Salmon: Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamin B-12 and iron
- Dark green vegetables: Vitamins A and C
- Beans/lentils: Protein, iron, zinc and biotin
- Nuts: Omega-3 fatty acids, zinc and selenium
- Poultry: Protein and iron
- Eggs: Protein, biotin and vitamin B-12
- Whole grains: Zinc, iron and B vitamins
- Oysters: Zinc
- Low-fat dairy products: Calcium and protein
- Carrots: Vitamin A
Nurturing your health from the inside out, including your emotional health, should improve the quality and quantity of your hair, as well as your overall quality of life!
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