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hair shedding

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Tammy1967 Wed 19-Apr-17 18:25:01

I'm at perimenapause stage for last 3 years the problem is my hair..its shedding and is dry and brittle could this be because of menapause and would get help with this also mood swings and dry vagina Help!!

Tammy1967 Wed 19-Apr-17 18:27:11

Does hrt help with hair shedding symptoms

DevelopingDetritus Wed 19-Apr-17 18:46:54

My hair was getting very dry, Coconut is supposed to help, so I got some of that Palmer's coconut shampoo, it seems to have helped.

Tammy1967 Wed 19-Apr-17 19:12:14

Will try anything ..thanks

DevelopingDetritus Wed 19-Apr-17 19:15:58

I used to wash my hair every other day too, I've cut it down to once or twice a week now, which I think has helped a lot.

Allthebestnamesareused Wed 19-Apr-17 19:24:46

Try Plantur caffeine shampoo. Mine was doing the same but is now plentiful and shiny

Tammy1967 Wed 19-Apr-17 19:40:16

How long before you noticed a difference..this has been going on for about 3 years it just gets me down

DevelopingDetritus Wed 19-Apr-17 19:44:26

How much thinner would you say it's got from 3 years ago? I think the dry thing will be an on going problem. I'd say it's been around 3 years for me too. The amount coming out doesn't seem as bad though.

Tammy1967 Fri 21-Apr-17 17:02:09

The texture is very dry and brittle I would say over 3 years I've lost a bit all over can tell with my ponytail there's not a lot of weight to it it dissent come out in clumps it's strands just like when you run fingers through it

DevelopingDetritus Fri 21-Apr-17 17:38:07

Yeah, I used to worry how much seemed to be in the plug hole after I'd washed it, seems to have settled down more now, not so much is coming out anyway.
You could do a regular deep conditioning treatment too.

Tammy1967 Fri 21-Apr-17 18:29:40

Wasn't sure if it's because of low oestrogen levels was wondering if Hrt would help

DevelopingDetritus Fri 21-Apr-17 18:32:50

I suppose it could do. For me personally that'll be a last resort though.

Aroundtheworldandback Sat 22-Apr-17 20:27:46

I've been shedding hair for around 4 years. I am 100% sure it's hormonal as happened 6 months after giving birth each time.

Am now 49 and on HRT. I can only imagine how bad it would be if I wasn't! Someone told me that if I stopped the HRT it would come out by the handful. To be honest I'm getting hair extensions as I just can't cope with it.

Tammy1967 Sat 22-Apr-17 21:04:20

Aww bless you..its not a nice thing to happen it really gets me down sometimes that's why I'm going to talk to my doctor about hrt hopefully it may help I've read so much about hair shedding and hormones and the more I look into it the more I'm convinced that is the reason..thanks

Aroundtheworldandback Sat 22-Apr-17 21:11:29

HRT has been hugely beneficial to me- am sleeping better so able to excercise which has made a huge difference. Only problem is the hair shedding- seems to be growing in the wrong places!grin

Tammy1967 Sat 22-Apr-17 21:32:13 not going to ask 😊..ive talked to a few people and they said it's the best thing ever so will give it a go

Aroundtheworldandback Sun 23-Apr-17 21:32:10

Could not agree more. I saw a consultant specialising in menopause who told me not taking it when under the age of 50 was more than a risk than taking it to protect my heart and bones. And I feel normal again! I'm taking it to my gravewink

Aroundtheworldandback Sun 23-Apr-17 21:32:44

*more of a risk

ImperfectTents Sun 23-Apr-17 21:56:34

Watch this Kirsty wark documentary

Very good about hrt and stuff

Tammy1967 Sun 23-Apr-17 23:38:51

Just watched it..really interesting thanks for that😊

ImperfectTents Mon 24-Apr-17 12:45:18


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