Hair and Nail Changes
As we age, changes in hair texture are inevitably going to occur. Hair will thin and become a bit duller, hair growth cycles slow down, and some of your follicles may stop growing new hairs in general. Overall, hair density can decrease and hair may become more coarse and thin. The hair being grown is less robust and shiny, because of lack of sebum production, etc. Hair loss and changes in hair color (graying) may also occur. This is due to hair losing melanin pigmentation, which reduces the color in your hair.
Use conditioners and hydration hair treatments.
If you're unsure that you're going through perimenopause, we recommend reaching out to you health care provider for further testing. Your doctor may suggest blood tests to check if you're in transition to menopause (aka perimenopause).
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During perimenopause, levels of estrogen begin to drop gradually causing hair texture, growth and strength to diminish. To help improve the texture of your hair, including breakage - consider taking collagen supplements and changing your diet to include more protein in order for your body to produce the hormones it needs.