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Menopause Hair—and how to tame it

Have you noticed that, as the years roll by, your hair is changing? Those sleek, shiny locks you had as a teenager have given way, over time, to hair with a little mileage on it. And then, one day, you look in the mirror and see less hair—and what’s there is noticeably dry and frizzy! What happened? You’ve got Menopause Hair.

Menopause, the change of life, happens when our hormones shift away from the rigors of growing and delivering babies. This significant change affects almost every part of the body, as internal organs change their function and the externals—especially hair and skin—do their best to cope.


What does Menopause Hair look like?

· It’s dryer. Some of the oil glands in your scalp start to slack off in menopause, so that even oily hair becomes less moisturized. Fine or coarse, dry hair take this change the worst, becoming fluffy and/or frizzy. Without the natural oil it’s used to, Menopause Hair loses its elasticity and is more likely to break than bounce.

· There’s less of it. Most women lose some of their hair volume in menopause; those with thin hair to begin with might find more scalp showing through. Hair that once hung to your shoulders might wind up on your pillow or in the shower drain. Your ponytail might be thinner than before, requiring an extra wrap of the scrunchie.

· The color is changing. As we age and produce less melanin, gray hairs will begin to sprout here and there, and eventually, streaks of gray might start to appear, especially around the temples. Menopause Hair’s new gray color is not as elastic and resilient as hair that still has its full complement of melanin.


What can you do?

· Upgrade to better products. Menopause Hair deserves salon-quality shampoo to look its best and a premium conditioner to return as much shine and luster as possible. These products cost a little more than drugstore shampoos, but their performance is well worth the price.

· Consider a new cut. The best way to cope with thinning hair is to choose a style that makes the most of your hair volume. Your stylist will recommend a cut that maximizes volume while taking some of the stress off the remaining hair. With the right style, you won’t need hair ties or clips that can damage Menopause Hair.

· Add some color. While coloring your hair with bleaching agents can make Menopause Hair even dryer, a demi-permanent dye will add both color and body. You can cover gray, or let it shine through by using a clear hair gloss. Or ask your stylist to place a few random highlights that both camouflage the gray and brighten your locks.


Who knows best? Your stylist, of course!

Your stylist is ready to recommend products that will work perfectly for your hair and a cut that makes the most of what you’ve got. Menopause Hair can be beautiful! Ask your stylist how.

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