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Menopause and Hair Loss

Learn more about menopause-related hair loss.

Learn more about menopause-related hair loss.

Menopause may lead to mood swings and hot flashes, but did you know it can also cause hair loss? Almost 40 percent of women experience hair loss after menopause, and it can range from thinning to severe shedding. Read on to understand how menopause can affect the natural cycle of your hair.


Menopause occurs when a woman’s hormones begin to decline drastically. This natural imbalance causes androgens (male hormones) to increase, leading to a change in the hair cycle. Hair follicles begin to produce thinner, smaller hairs until growth comes to a complete halt.

Contributing Factors

While hormonal imbalances might be the leading cause of menopause-related hair loss, there are a variety of other contributing factors that could lead to increase a woman’s risk. High levels of stress, genetic predisposition, and nutritional deficiencies can cause hair loss to occur quickly and more severe.

Subtle Hair Loss

As previously mentioned, hair loss can range from thinning to extreme shedding. There are many cases in which hair loss isn’t even recognizable. Hair loss can be as subtle as a thinning ponytail, or a few extra strands of hair in a brush.

Psychological Effects

Menopause is an emotional time in a woman’s life, and hair loss can make the matter even worse. If you are experiencing hair loss as a result of menopause, understand that you are not alone. Seek out the support from other women experiencing hair loss, and consider scheduling a consultation at Wigs and Hair Solutions.


Bonnie Grauer, the owner of Wigs and Hair Solutions, has been a breast cancer survivor for 11 years and is invigorated by helping cancer patients and hair loss sufferers feel confident through her wig services. She has also previously owned Symmetry Hair Studio, where she acquired 25 years of experience in wigs and hair loss solutions.

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. We specialize in human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, or is medically-related, Bonnie will be able to create the look you want with a high-quality wig, topper, or partial piece.

To schedule a private initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can visit us online or send us an email at with any questions or concerns.

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