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Hair loss during the menopause

I am 3 years into my menopause journey and the last 6 months or so, I have really noticed how my hair is thinning on my temples and generally has lost its ‘body’. My nails have ridges and are splitting. I take calcium, fish oils, menopace and also vitamin C and D, as well as biotin and extra zinc. I have always had pretty, manageable hair and I am worried about this. I am otherwise in good health, exercise regularly and not overweight. Can you help please?


  • MonicaMMonicaM Posts: 337 ✭✭✭


    Since I have been post menopausal I have had so many issues with my hair. I still have a long length of hair which I am grateful for but it does get split ends quit often and is always dry. I have to keep it conditioned regularly and for my ethnic background I put in a light oil like Jojoba oil or coconut oil to keep it from drying out especially when I go outside to walk in the humidity and the heat here in the United States.

    Coloring sometimes is an issue with my hair now which before it wasn't but I have so much gray in my hair and it is so dry with the hormonal imbalance. When I do color my hair I use a demi color which is basically a semi permanent color which I do like because I get tired of this gray hair.

    You seem to be doing great, taking all the vitamins that you need to take and you are working out and eating right congratulations.

    I hope the articles help.

  • Giada FrontinoGiada Frontino Posts: 73 Consultant Gynaecologist

    Dear @59WestcountryMaid,

    I'm sorry to hear you are suffering from progressive hair loss and thinning.

    Given that you seem to be in good health, I would recommend stopping all the vitamin/mineral supplements you are taking and seeing a Certified Nutritionist. An excess amount of certain vitamins and minerals (both of which are also found in the food we eat), such as zinc, selenium, vitamins A and E, are known to cause hair loss and thinning if you are taking too much than your body requires.

    An experienced Nutritionist will be able to tell you the types of supplements and the amounts that you specifically require, and those you should not take.

    Please do keep us updated.

    With kind regards,

    Giada Frontino

    GMC Full Specialist Registration # 7468911 

    Website: https://www.doctify.com/uk/specialist/dr_giada_frontino 

  • MenopauseorjustmeMenopauseorjustme Posts: 433 Menopause Nurse Practitioner


    Hello there, you have received some great advice here.

    Have you talked to your GP about this, your menopause symptoms or discussed having HRT?

    Replacing what we are deficient in can make such as difference, including our Oestrogen. As @Giada Frontino mentioned it is about getting the balance right.

    Please let us know how things go.

    Best wishes

    Diane Porterfield Bourne.

  • Debster2212Debster2212 Posts: 1

    Oh my god, I'm so sorry! There's no feeling worse than feeling your hair falling off as a woman.

    I used to dread taking showers all the time. Now I don't mind.

    This is my story and some of my best advice which I hope is going to be of much help.

    I'm a woman in her 50's and I didn't give much thought to my sprouting gray hairs and my hair loss in my 30's during my first pregnancy because they were virtually undetectable; however, as my patch turned into a streak, I began to question whether or not I should address them although it was the last thing I wanted to do 😐

    Should I color them? Should I stick to natural hairstyles where they'd go unnoticed? I was really on the fence, yet I didn't feel particularly rushed to conceal my grays...

    I'm glad there are finally solutions out there for doing something about it that actually work!

    This is a daily hair growth supplement that quite quickly helped me and my bestie to improve our hair and stop our hair loss with a few important but natural ingredients: www.AgingHairNoMore.com

    It wasn't until we found it we were able to make our hair stop falling off as fast although it doesn't stop completely!

    I finally feel a lot more confident in my hair 😍

    Wishing you the best of luck in your journey, sis.

    Hope my advice was of help to you <3


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