Written by Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist: Gabriella Sanchez - January 08, 2023
Does Menopause Affect Hair Texture?
Hair texture is one of the many physical and emotional changes that women experience during menopause. This question is an important one and the answer varies greatly depending on individual circumstances. Here’s a breakdown of how menopause can affect hair texture, as well as tips for finding relief and restoring hair health.
When women enter perimenopause, hormonal fluctuations occur which can cause changes in the scalp, including thinning hair due to lower levels of estrogen. These hormones have a profound effect on the growth cycle of follicles, as well as their health, resulting in thinner strands or patches of baldness. As natural testosterone levels also drop during menopause, hairs can become brittle, break off easily and then cause further thinning.
There are several ways to help relieve these symptoms:
No matter what stage of life you’re in--menopausal or not--it’s always important to make sure you’re following a healthy lifestyle so that you can look and feel your best! Eating right, exercising regularly and managing stress could boost overall wellness and help keep those pesky symptom under control so that you can enjoy all parts of life without worry!