(Kelly Dwyer/ First For Women) — As we age, it can be embarrassing to admit we may be experiencing menopause or perimenopause hair loss. I saw this just recently when I met up with my friend Emily for coffee.
After we sat down with our iced lattes, I was surprised that she didn’t take off her winter wool beanie. “What’s up?” I said, nodding toward her hat.
“Oh, just chilly,” she said, not at all convincingly. Soon the skin above her brows began to perspire.
“You sure you’re okay?”
She leaned in closer. “You’re writing about perimenopause, right?” I nodded. I couldn’t imagine what she was going to say. She had found some weird, counterintuitive cure for hot flashes that included the wearing of heavy woolen headgear? She had (God forbid) some terrible disease? “I think I’m going bald,” she whispered, “and I think it has to do with hormones.” (…)