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My Hair. My Story: Why Menopausal Hair Needs Menopausal Care
MY HAIR. MY STORY.
Stacy London / On Pause
My relationship to my hair has been a long and intense one like most of us. At 11 when I developed thick, peanut brittle like psoriasis on my scalp, I had to cut the hair that fell down the middle of my back into a crew cut in order to make applying the medication and washing it out with boric acid "easier." And yet, that same year, my gray streak started to develop which became a defining characteristic for me.
When I got the job on TLC's WHAT NOT TO WEAR I was politely asked if I would let my hair grow longer (I had the "magazine editor bob" at the time) to which, of course, I said sure. Lucky for me that I did! Pantene came calling 8 years later and I became a hair model at 40. My only caveat? No dying the gray streak. It was actually in my contract!
But when I entered peri-menopause, my hair, so much a part of my identity, started to change. It got dry and brittle. It lost a lot of its lustre and shine. It got thinner and it started falling out in larger and larger clumps in the shower. It was a scary, uncomfortable moment, like some of the issues in menopause can be.
That's why I am so excited to announce our new suite of hair products to help keep your hair hydrated, it's texture smooth and soft to the touch. Our shampoo and conditioner made for every day use are lightweight and don't weigh hair down or pull it out. Our warming scalp oil (oh how I wish I had this sooner!) conditions and stimulates the scalp. I use our hair mask once a week after the shower and rinse it out the next morning for deep conditioning.
You, my friends, ask about my hair a lot. I've used lots of products over the years but nothing felt effective in peri-menopause. I've been testing these products for a year now to get them ready for you.
Wear your hair however you want! Care for your hair as it changes with our new products. We're here to make menopause easier and hair shinier!