September is Menopause Awareness Month, and our team of hair scientists and naturopathic doctors want to help open the conversation around women’s hair thinning and menopause. Below, read the emotional hair stories of women experiencing menopause, along with important insights from Nutrafol’s Dr. Sophia Kogan, MD.
Most of us had the period talk and the sex talk with our mother or mother figure, but raise your hand if you had the menopause talk?
“I knew very little about menopause,” says Gabriela, age 54, part of an amazing group of women who shared their hair stories with Nutrafol for this article. “My mother had a hysterectomy at 36 so menopause wasn’t something I ever thought about.” One of the biggest surprises for Gabriela was how menopause changed her hair. “I lost a lot of hair in the two years immediately following menopause. My hair has always been fine, but now it’s gone to a new level of thin. It’s the thing that bothers me most about myself,” she shares.
Whether natural or induced, menopause is a major transition in a woman’s life — but we don’t talk about it enough. This lack of conversation leaves many of us unprepared to deal with the changes that come during this time of life, one of the most confidence-shaking being changes to our hair.