How to Have Great Hair – The Happy Menopause Podcast
Welcome to Season 2 of The Happy Menopause podcast. We’re kicking off with a fascinating episode which focuses on hair, because dry and thinning hair can be one of the most frustrating symptoms of the menopause. Of course, hot flushes, anxiety and fatigue can have a hugely negative impact on women, but there’s something about hair that is particularly emotive. I think many of us carry our identity as a woman in our hair and thinning hair and poor condition can often exacerbate that loss of confidence that hits some women in midlife. So I’ve reached out for some expert advice in this episode from consultant dermatologist and hair specialist Dr Sharon Wong and what a revelation it was!
Dr Sharon Wong is a consultant dermatologist who specialises in treating hair and scalp disorders. After graduating with a first class honours degree in medicine and clinical genetics, Sharon pursued her specialist training at some of the most prestigious hospitals in London. She went on to set up a dedicated hair loss clinic at Homerton Hospital. Sharon now runs her private clinic at the HCA Outpatients Centre in the iconic Shard at London Bridge and is a sought-after speaker in her specialist area. In short, she’s a super-busy woman, so I’m thrilled that she found time to record this interview.
Get your notebook ready before you start listening, because you won’t want to miss a single second of her expert advice, as we discuss the impact of genetics, ethnicity, diet and lifestyle on the condition of your hair. Sharon is full of fantastic practical advice on hair products and how to look after your hair in midlife to deal with all the challenging issues that can arise. There really is nothing like listening to an expert talk about their subject. I learned a lot from Sharon and I think you’re going to really enjoy listening to everything she has to say, and you might want to rethink your approach to hair care!
Find out more about Sharon and the work that she does by visiting her website.
Watch Sharon in action in the new BBC documentary series Skin.
Visit the NHS website for more advice on hair loss.
Alopecia UK supports people whose lives are affected by alopecia.
Pre-Order The Happy Menopause: Smart Nutrition to Help You Flourish to read the chapter on nutrition for healthy hair.