Stacy London Shares Tips on How to Deal with Hair Loss During Menopause

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Playing Stacy London’s 3 Tips for Treating Menopausal Hair

In addition to hot flashes, night sweats and potential weight gain, women going through menopause often deal with hair loss. Just ask viewer Jodi, who has been experiencing menopause for a few years.   

“One thing that I didn’t expect and is really bothering me is that my hair is definitely thinner,” Jodi says. “The hair loss and thinning is really frustrating. It’s the worst when I leave the tub, it looks like I just bathed a herd of golden retrievers. Is there anything I can do to help with this hair loss?” 

Fortunately, fashion + menopause expert Stacy London —  who is dedicated to helping other menopausal women through her company, State of Menopause — is here to give tips. 

“Menopausal hair is a huge issue. As we age, particularly in menopause, we do start to lose the luster in our hair: it becomes more brittle, less soft, it’s not as shiny and it can fall out,” Stacy says. 

However, Stacy notes that these issues can be caused “because of the way we treat our hair. We have to be more gentle and kind to it as we go through this experience.” 

Here’s her advice: 

1. Use Silk Pillowcases 

Mulberry Silk Pillowcase for Hair and Skin

Mulberry Silk Pillowcase for Hair and Skin

$18.99 $10.19

“Not cotton, not linen. Your hair will just rest on this. The silk will not pull on it, which will make it not shed,” Stacy says. 

She adds that because silk pillowcases don't pull on your hair, they are better for your strands. 

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2. If Wearing a Scrunchie, Use Silk Ones 

Celestial Silk Mulberry Silk Scrunchies for Hair

Celestial Silk Mulberry Silk Scrunchies for Hair


3. Use a Wet, Dry Brush 

Wet Brush Original Detangling Hair Brush

Wet Brush Original Detangling Hair Brush

$15.99 $11.89

“It’s softer on your hair than some of the other plastic bristles. And you can [use] this in the shower,” Stacy says. 

But why in the shower? 

“Instead of scrubbing your hair with shampoo or conditioner, you want to brush it through,” she adds. “That is also going to saturate all the strands of your hair, and it’s going to pull a lot less out.” 

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