In general, when women reach their 45s and 50s, the physiological changes caused by menopause modify metabolic functions. That usually happens because most cells in the body lose the ability to renew themselves. Because of that, all the functions they perform are compromised.
As a result, various glands in the body decrease the production of hormones. Therefore, blood flow to the hair follicle (where the hair root starts) is also reduced, as the vessels and capillaries that nourish the scalp narrow with age.
Furthermore, these changes in glandular functioning result in an imbalance of other important hormones. With the drop in estrogen, androgen (male hormone) levels are elevated. In addition to accentuating hair loss, this also causes structural changes such as drying and weakening of the strands.
Another point to be considered is that hair is very sensitive to hormonal changes. It is also worth noting that these menopausal changes are very sudden, which contributes to worsening the relationship between hair loss and menopause.
The good news is: there are intensive products capable of minimizing these effects. With these alternatives, it is possible to bypass the impacts of menopause and continue with beautiful and healthy hair.