Hair loss, drier, thin and fragile lengths...Menopause and hair health do not go well together. But rest assured: this is not inevitable! Here are the steps to adopt for beautiful hair during this pivotal period.

What are the impacts of menopause on hair?

Hormonal changes during menopause cause many symptoms: hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, irritability, etc. And for many women, their hair is not spared.

  • The drop in estrogen and progesterone accelerates and accentuates hair loss.
  • Hair cycles are unbalanced and come together too quickly, producing hair that is less robust than the previous one.
  • The roots are less well nourished and sebum production decreases: the hair fiber is drier, thin and brittle.
  • All these transformations can have consequences on quality of life and self-esteem.

Menopause and dry hair: the boar bristle brush to the rescue

During this period of hormonal upheaval, the scalp secretes less sebum. The hair therefore becomes drier and duller . But that's without counting on the boar bristle brush, which will allow the sebum to be attached to the roots to distribute it over the entire length of the hair fiber, right up to the ends.

Altesse Studio's care brushes are ideal to accompany you in your hair routine during menopause. Handcrafted with first-cut wild boar bristles, these French-made hairbrushes can be used morning and evening to protect, nourish and make your hair shine.

The right steps to take care of your hair during menopause

Discover easy-to-implement solutions to compensate for the effects of menopause on your hair.

Stock up on vitamins good for hair

If a balanced diet is essential for beautiful hair, whatever the age, certain vitamins should be favored between the ages of 45 and 55, when menopause sets in. Among them, we find vitamin A (offal, herring, sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, etc.), vitamin E (almonds, hazelnuts, cereals, avocados, etc.) and vitamin B (tuna, salmon, mushrooms, sunflower seeds, etc.). ).

Good to know :

Brewer's yeast also helps to strengthen the hair fiber from the inside and prevent heavy hair loss during menopause. Obviously, ask your doctor for advice before starting any treatment.

Adopt a gentler hair routine

During menopause, hair routine rhymes with gentleness! Yes, the ability of the scalp to assimilate essential nutrients to the hair is reduced. Result: the hair fiber is more sensitive to external aggression. The ideal is therefore to put the brakes on chemical colorings and bleaching which further weaken the hair. We opt for more natural solutions such as vegetable coloring, known for its nourishing and conditioning properties.

When it comes to hair care, we say goodbye to shampoos, conditioners and masks formulated with silicones, sulfates and other stripping ingredients. We are turning to products that are more natural and respectful of hair (and health).

Limit the use of heating appliances

Taking care of your hair during menopause also means protecting it from thermal damage. And in this case, sources of excessive heat should be avoided! They only attack and damage your hair, which is already very vulnerable. Even if the hair is more difficult to style, the straightener and hair dryer should be used sparingly: at minimum temperature, and twice a week (large) maximum.