Vanity aside, hair loss is embarrassing. When men start to lose their hair, they shave their head and become sex symbols. When women’s hair begins to thin, they believe they are physically ill or old. Menopause sneaks up behind women, taking their sleep, patience, hair, libido, and increasing perspiration, stress, and anxiety. With a myriad of chemical changes occurring to women’s bodies, men panic, at a loss for words.
Support your WifeHusbands can help their wives climb through a variety of menopausal symptoms. Shedding hair is normal. The scalp sheds and grows hair daily. Pregnancy, stress, menopause, and hormone therapy and contraception can increase hair loss. Men can research remedies with their wives, to maintain hair health. Alopecia, hair loss, depends on genetics, hair care, and overall physical health. Stress, both physical and emotional can seriously damage body functions. Stress is cumulative, whether it results from challenge, joy, pain, or grief. Helping women to build their self-esteem during menopause can ease a partner’s relationship stress.
Remember, men, that hair is as important for women as for men. Hair is a sign of virility and youth for husbands. Full and healthy hair for women imbues sex appeal, youth, self-esteem, and sensuality. Thinning and balding hair can drastically change a woman’s appearance. Be patient with her; remind her that she is loved. Husbands who are supportive, placing themselves in their wives shoes can help women adjust to whatever outcome nature brings.
TreatmentSince waning hormones in menopause affect the condition and health of hair, managing hair loss can be complicated. Couples, who reduce stress, eat healthy, exercise and increase water intake can increase the health of their hair. A variety of alternative medicines and herbal homeopathy in shampoos, hair care products, and vitamins can also enhance hair health. Over-the-counter vitamins target and improve hair loss.
Eating a variety of foods that increase estrogen levels such as wild yam, edemame, soy nuts can balance waning hormones. Exercising and drinking water builds the immune system and enhances blood circulation. Excess use of caffeine and alcohol can deprive the body and hair of valuable nutrients as well as dehydrate the skin. Dry and damaged hair follicles from chemical treatments and environmental abuse from wind and heat can also decrease hair growth. Seasonally, harsh chemicals in pools and spa treatments may also diminish and damage hair. Hair care products, shampoos, and scalp massage can induce hair growth. Oils and hair treatments nourish the scalp and hair follicles.
Hormone imbalances during menopause can be severe for some women. Husbands and wives should consult their medical health professional to research remedies for hair health. Experienced and hair care professionals can help women create a look that builds self-esteem and disguises hair loss while building self-esteem.