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Women's Hair Loss: Alternatives and Solutions

In order for a women to effectively fight hair loss she needs to alter the dietary habits that might be hindering her hair growth. Eating a balanced diet, rich in protein, can help build the foundation for healthy hair growth and prevent further hair loss during menopause.

Dietary Alternatives: Protein-rich Foods

  • Lean meat, fish, and poultry
  • Tofu, beans, and lentils
  • Dairy products
  • Whole grains
  • Nuts

Many women may also benefit from taking a daily multivitamin, to ensure that they are receiving adequate nutrition. More specifically, vitamins A, B, and C have all been shown to support good hair condition and to help prevent hair loss.

Lifestyle Alternatives and Solutions

Women who over-schedule their days and don't receive enough sleep are putting themselves at high risk for future or further hair loss. Adding in some time to relax, or exercise will help your body promote healthy hair growth.

Reduce stress

  • Try yoga or breathing exercises
  • Pick up a new sport, or return to an old favorite
  • Get lost in a book
  • Talk to a therapist or counselor
  • Cut back on a busy schedule

Hormone Alternatives and Solutions

After implementing diet and lifestyle adjustments, some women might find that they still need to do something more to notice an improvement in their hair condition. A popular alternative, and sometimes the solution, is to safely balance hormone levels. This is because women in menopause don't produce the same quantity of hormones they used to, which is often the culprit of hair loss.


Alternative medicines made with naturally grown herbs are often the right solution for many women.

Unlike, more conventional hormone replacement methods - which have been proven to increase a woman's risk of developing cancer and heart disease - certain herbal methods are considered as being safe for use in a woman's changing body. Hormone-regulating supplements of this sort, will nourish a woman's endocrine system and promote hormonal balance (and in turn, hair growth), naturally. For more support and advice during this transition discuss your options with a doctor.

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