As the hormone fluctuations of the menopause years kick in, many of us experience changes in the look and feel of our hair. Does hair texture change with menopause? It absolutely does. Dryer, thinner, more frizzy… Any of those sound familiar? So if you’re asking yourself, ‘how can I improve my menopausal hair?’, read on. We’ve got not just the menopause frizzy hair treatment that you need, but also other products your midlife hair will love. From the best shampoo for menopausal hair, to conditioners and treatments that will hydrate, soften and smooth, it’s all here.
Our edit includes hard working masks, oils and serums and shampoos that are truly transformative. Make sure you’ve got one of these hydrating hair products in your bathroom cabinet.
Pantene Gold Series Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner, £3.99
Designed for women with textured hair, these products work brilliantly on menopausal dry hair, too.
15-years-in-the-making, the range includes nourishing Argan oil as well as the tried and tested Pantene conditioners. Restores softness and shine in one wash. One of our favourite hydrating hair products out there.
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Kérastase Elixir Ultime L’Huile Originale, £33.90
This serum/oil works overtime to make frizzy, damaged hair sleek and smooth again. Its blend of five oils (marula, camelia, pracaxi, corn germ and argan) brilliantly defrizzes.
Use it as a primer on wet hair or a finisher on dry. Pricey, but worth it.
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Aussie 3-Minute Miracle Moisture, £4.99
If your hair is really thirsty, this is the product for you. Slather on for three minutes and the macadamia oil rich formula will deliver deep hydration.
It works. No question.
Nuxe Shimmering Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse Or, £18.50
A beauty insiders’ favourite, this product is a mood booster and hair tamer in one. Using seven botanical oils (tsubaki, almond, camellia, borage, hazelnut, macadamia oil and argan), it smells incredible, smoothes, softens and adds a shot of radiance.
Can be used on the face and body, too. Free from preservatives, silicone and mineral oils.
READ MORE What helps dry menopausal hair? Cult Beauty founder Alexia Inge loves this conditioner.
Redken Extreme Strength Builder Plus, £20.80
First aid for distressed hair, this mask resuscitates even the most straw-like strands.
It uses a combination of proteins, ceramides and lipids to smooth and soften. With intense detangling power, your hair will be gloriously silky.
Josh Wood Colour Everything Mask, £19
The name says it all. This miraculous multi tasker created by the king of colour really does revive even the most fried hair.
Deeply hydrating, it brings colour back to life, makes hair glossy and smells like holidays. Yes, please.