Hair Loss And The Menopause

How To Help Women Struggling With Menopausal Hair Loss

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Most women go through the menopause around the age of 50 when their body goes through physical changes as their hormone levels change.  These hormone fluctuations often result in a variety of side effects including hot flushes, sleep disruption, mood swings, weight gain, and in some cases hair loss.

Approximately 50% of women will see their hair become thinner or may lose hair during the menopause. Hair replacement systems are an effective option for women struggling with hair loss so if you are a hairdresser looking to provide solutions for your clients, it's worth remembering that Postiche Academy not only offers expert training on how to apply hair loss systems, but also helps you support your clients during this difficult time. 

Postiche Academy offers courses on The Fundamentals of Hair Loss, How To Apply Mesh Integration Systems, and Hair Extensions for Hair Loss.

How To Tell If Hair Loss Is Menopausal

Menopausal hair loss takes on a similar pattern to the early stages of male pattern baldness.  Women often notice individual hair strands are not as thick as they once were, their hair takes longer to grow, and there are more hairs in their hairbrush after brushing. Very often, the hair shows signs of thinning around the front hairline, temples and the parting.  Complete loss of hair and baldness is rare amongst women and is usually caused by other conditions and treatments.

The Causes of Menopausal Hair Loss

Put simply, changes in your oestrogen and androgen levels can lead to the symptoms most commonly associated with the menopause - which may include hair loss.  A drop in oestrogen can disrupt your menstrual cycle, appetite, mood, skin and hair growth cycle.  Oestrogens keep your hair in the growing phase and reduced oestrogen levels cause your hair’s growth cycle to shorten so your hair sheds earlier than when you were younger.  The menopause also causes androgen levels to increase which can cause extra facial and body hair and reduce the strength of your hair. 

How To Improve The Appearance of Hair Loss 

At Postiche Academy our hair loss training courses will help you to offer effective hair replacement systems for women experiencing hair loss. We will also discuss how you can best support your clients so they do not feel overwhelmed by their situation.  There are steps people can take to try and reduce the impact the menopause has on their mental health, hair and body.  It is always worth clients visiting their health care professional to discuss the options available for them as no one solution fits all. 

  • Exercise.  Lift your mood and keep your body strong with weights and resistance training, pilates or yoga.  
  • Food.  Eat a healthy balanced diet with plenty of fruit, vegetables and unprocessed foods.  
  • Stay hydrated.  Drink plenty of water to help your body function properly.
  • Supplements. Consider taking supplements to promote healthy hair and skin.   
  • Gentle Hair Styling.  Be kind to your hair and reduce the use of heated styling tools and tight hair bands.
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy.  HRT can restore oestrogen levels and alleviate menopausal symptoms.

Join A Postiche Academy Hair Loss Course Today

We offer expert hair loss training courses for hairdressing professionals who want to take their career to the next level.  Please contact us on the form below and we will be happy to guide you.  You can also find out more about our courses on this website.