Three Reasons to Consider Shorter Hair During Menopause Years

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There's a lot to be annoyed about during the menopause years. Raging hormones, night sweats and fatigue are among the symptoms many women experience before and during the menopause transition. As a woman who is perimenopausal and noticing the increasing number of these symptoms, a change in hairstyle may be just what you need to help cope with the change in your body. What does a shorter hairdo have to do with menopause? Consider these three reasons why short hair will help you get through this time of life.

Night Sweats

Night sweats are a big nuisance during the menopausal change, and a study showed over 50% of women could experience this symptom during the time leading up to menopause. Waking up each morning feeling hot and bothered with sweaty hair means having to wash it every day. Daily hair washing is not ideal for the health of your hair. Therefore, consider changing to a shorter hairstyle during this period of your life to reduce the amount of hair sitting on the back of your neck. Not only will this keep the back of your head cooler while you are sleeping, but it will also minimise how often you will need to wash your hair since there is not so much of it needing attention.

Fatigue

Fatigue is another common symptom associated with the menopausal years. Long hair needs constant brushing and attention to keep it looking tidy and presentable. However, once the fatigue hits, you may find that you don't have the energy required to give your hair the attention it needs. A short hairstyle can lead to a wash-and-go phase of your life that requires little energy on your part. This will enable you to use your limited energy reserves for other aspects of your life requiring attention.

Hair Loss

Hair loss is also common during menopause because of the fluctuating hormones in your body. When there is an imbalance between the testosterone and oestrogen in your body, your hair will fall out and become thin. Thin hair is a lot more noticeable when your hair is long compared to when it is short. Cutting your hair short during menopause means less emotional reaction if hair loss does occur.

Talk to your hairdresser about what type of short hairstyle will suit you during these transition years. There are plenty of different ways hair can be cut short, so you just need to be confident about which style will suit you best.

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