Hair loss is an unpleasant symptom of menopause. Many women wish to either prevent or hide their thinning hair. Luckily, there are a number of ways to do this.
How Can I Disguise My Hair Loss?
There are lots of solutions for thinning hair that don't involve wearing a hot, stifling wig. One of the most convenient things to do is to visit a salon and ask for a stylist with experience in managing hair loss. If you get the right cut, you can accentuate the parts of your hair that are the thickest.
A classic example of such a style meant to camouflage baldness at the crown of the head would be a cut that leaves the hair on top a bit longer than on the sides. By cutting the sides shorter, you can avoid a haircut that looks like a mushroom.
Other types of balding can be hidden by cuts that change the distribution of weight in your hairstyle. For raven-haired beauties, going with a lighter shade may help hide hairless spots, and it's also a great way to cover grays!
DIY Hair Tips
If you don't want to spend time in the stylist's chair, try your hand at primping your own hair. If you're aiming for a sleeker style, you can try blow drying your hair, using a hairbrush to straighten your locks. However, to make it appear fuller, apply the heat in the opposite direction that you want to part it.
If your hair is curly, it may be better to go natural to hide any thinning: hair with more volume is always easier to work with when covering bald spots. Otherwise, you can buy special cosmetic powders in varying hair shades that give your look a little boost. If you're looking for further volume, clip on extensions are easy to work with.
Why Is My Hair Thinning?
The short answer is that your hormones are causing this problem. Alopecia, the most common form of female hair loss, can be caused by a drop in estrogen and a rise in testosterone. There are medications to treat female hair loss, such as Women's Rogaine, but these are usually most effective when administered in the early stages.
Recommendation for Disguising Thinning Hair during Menopause
If you're experiencing hair loss, ask your doctor about testing for thyroid dysfunction. In addition to signaling menopause, thinning hair is sometimes a tell-tale sign of thyroid diseases. Click on the following link to learn more about hair loss during menopause.
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- The American Hair Loss Association.(n.d)."Womens Hair Loss". Retrieved from www.americanhairloss.org.