Thickening hair products that actually work with your body during menopause
22nd Mar 2022
Dealing with menopause hair? This special haircare helps thicken and revitalise your strands at the root.
As the lovely Lizzie Gore-Grimes puts it, menopause can wreak havoc on our hair, causing an unfortunate “double whammy of losing hair where you want it and gaining it where you don’t.”
In fact, according to a recent Pantene survey, women listed thinning hair as the primary concern during menopause, followed by dry hair and scalp, hair loss and less volume, resulting in “lifeless” locks.
So, what causes this shift in our hair?
Like skin, hair changes over time, especially as we enter the new life stages of perimenopause and menopause.
During these phases, our body experiences a drop in oestrogen production, affecting us in all kinds of ways. Some common symptoms include hot flashes, weight gain, insomnia and, of course, changes in our hair like thinning, loss and dryness.
It’s important to be in tune with our bodies, so we can recognise these symptoms, better navigate this transition and care for our changing needs.
Unlike other beauty products designed for hair thinning and loss, the Pantene Hair Biology Menopause range was specifically created to meet changing hair and scalp needs as you enter perimenopause and menopause.
Made with skincare-inspired ingredients like vitamin B3 and white tea, it works two-fold, helping soothe and moisturise the scalp, and lending volume from the root by widening the diameter of hair strands for a fuller and thicker mane.
An effective combination for thinning hair, the Pantene Hair Biology Menopause shampoo and conditioner uses vitamin B3 to revitalise and protect hair and white tea to calm skin and lock in moisture. The shampoo is lightweight and gentle, allowing for extra lift, and the conditioner boosts strands with moisture and shine.
This leave-in, hair thickening serum doubles as a soothing scalp treatment. It helps add hair density by creating the look of 6,500 more hair fibers, so you can have thicker, fuller hair in one use. For best results, gently massage the serum around your scalp with your fingertips for about a minute to help spread the product around evenly, then style your hair as you normally would.
Infused with nutrients, the Pantene Hair Biology GlowTime Hair Mask and Cap helps repair damaged hair and while argan oil adds a lovely moisturising shine. Designed for strengthening brittle strands, the Pantene Hair Biology Revitalize & Strengthen Hair Mask is formulated with vitamin B7 and Pro-V to help revitalise dry, lifeless and thinning hair. And, it’s silicone free!
While everyone’s body experiences menopause differently, using beauty products that work with your body during this new life stage can help you regain confidence and feel like yourself again.
Take a leaf out of Sex and The City‘s Kim Cattrall’s book: “I see menopause as the start of the next fabulous phase of life as a woman. Now is a time to ‘tune in’ to our bodies and embrace this new chapter. If anything, I feel more myself and love my body more now, at 58 years old, than ever before.”
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The Pantene Hair Biology Menopause collection is available online and in Tesco, Dunnes, Supervalu and Boots.