Hair Loss

Menopause and Thinning Hair: Symptoms and Treatment

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Some say that life begins at forty, but when your body is going through a multitude of biological changes as a result of the menopause, it doesn’t always feel that way. There are many symptoms that occur during perimenopause, including hot flushes, mood swings and weight gain. One that people tend to forget is menopausal hair loss and hair thinning. 

At Watermans, we’re here to help ease any worries you might have about menopause hair loss. We reveal the symptoms to look out for and recommend products that work to encourage thicker and stronger hair growth.  

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What Causes Hair Loss During Menopause?

During the menopause, hormone levels change. Oestrogen and progesterone levels decrease, causing the androgens (male hormones) to become more dominant. This increase of androgens causes hair follicles to shrink, resulting in thinning hair and hair loss.

Menopause Hair Loss Symptoms 

How Common Is Menopause Hair Loss and Thinning?

It’s important to note that menopause hair loss and/or thinning is very common. It’s estimated that around 50% of women experience hair thinning or hair loss at some point during their lives, including before, during and after menopause. 

What Can Be Done for Menopausal Hair Loss?

Although it’s common, we understand that it can still make women feel self-conscious. A targeted hair care routine can help to stimulate the scalp, creating the optimal environment for natural hair growth.  

Use a Shampoo that Supports Healthy Hair Growth

Firstly, use a shampoo that helps to invigorate the scalp and create the optimal environment for hair growth. The Grow Me Shampoo from Watermans provides a unique blend of ingredients, including Biotin, Caffeine, Argan Oil, Rosemary Extract, Niacinamide, Allantoin, and Hydrolysed Lupin Protein, that work in conjunction to help stimulate hair growth. It also works to strengthen existing hair, helping to prevent thinning menopausal hair from breaking.  

Use this shampoo alongside the Watermans Condition Me Conditioner to nourish and smooth the cuticles for fuller, thicker-looking hair. 

Use a Boosting Scalp Treatment

For an added boost to the scalp, why not try our Grow More Elixir? This leave-in scalp treatment is formulated with invigorating ingredients, including Lupine Protein, Allantoin and Panthenol, that turn your scalp into the best environment for hair growth. 

We recommend treating the scalp after each wash, especially if you’re struggling with hair loss during menopause 

How to use: Tilt head back, apply the treatment directly onto the scalp, then massage in for 1 minute. Do not rinse. 

Enhance Your Hair Routine with Vitamins

Adding supplements to your hair care routine is a great way to help counterbalance menopausal hair thinning or hair loss 

The Watermans Grow Pro Vitamins are rich in natural vitamins, minerals and nutrients for your hair, skin and nails. Containing Biotin, Collagen and Iron, they support healthy-feeling hair that looks thicker and shinier.  

If struggling with hair loss during menopause, take a supplement twice a day. 

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