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Menopause Hair Loss


Women weave through many seasons of life – puberty, pregnancy, postpartum, and menopause. These significant times act as markers that charter us through womanhood. And while some phases are life-giving, such as pregnancy, and others mark the transition from girlhood to womanhood, they each generate symptoms. Menopause is one of the most important times in a woman’s life, where shifting hormones create undesired symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, night sweats, and hair loss during menopause.

The fact is, 90% of women experience these symptoms during menopause, according to a 2018 European study, and they are far from comfortable. Hair loss due to menopause can encompass general thinning across the scalp or occur as centralized, patchy bald spots. In either case, hormones are the cause of thinning hair during menopause and the hair loss is treatable.


Hormonal imbalance isn’t a new concept to menopausal women who’ve survived the throes of puberty, pregnancy, or postpartum hormone shifts. Hormones frequently entangle themselves in a woman’s hair health, impacting the hair’s ability to grow, have volume, shine, and overall good health. The cycle of hormones is so complex and fundamental to a woman’s livelihood, despite the disrupting side effects they generate when they go haywire.

Estrogen is the primary culprit of menopausal hair loss. Add the stress hormones, cortisol and adrenaline, to the mix, and you’ve got a cocktail of anarchy wreaking havoc on the complex ecosystem of the hair growth cycle.

During menopause, estrogen levels fall the most dramatically while concurrently, progesterone levels plummet. The result increases a counterbalance of the male testosterone hormones, Androgens. Increased levels of Androgens cause follicular miniaturization, a complex process in which hair follicles shrink and cut the hair off at the shaft. The final product of this hormone jumble is considerable hair shedding, hair thinning, and hair loss.


All women experience menopause. It’s an unavoidable and essential phase of womanhood that slowly progresses over the years. Onset can begin around age 40, when perimenopausal women may encounter the earliest signs of menopause. Estrogen levels fall, ovaries release fewer eggs, and menstruation becomes infrequent. Over time, subtle signs will crystallize into noticeable, troublesome symptoms. Hair loss from menopause may first appear as hair thinning across the scalp. You may start to notice more shedding in the shower and accumulation of strands on your brush. Some women may experience bald spots, but it’s less common than diffuse shedding.


If you are a menopausal woman experiencing hair loss, it’s likely occurring as a direct response to the dramatic changes in your hormones. If hair loss is a new symptom, meaning you have not otherwise dealt with a genetic predisposition to hair loss or scarring hair loss due to a medical illness, you are likely suffering from menopausal hair loss. If you are unsure, consult with your doctor to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. In the interim, below are treatment options to help you maintain self-confidence and healthy hair during this time of change.


There is no way to prevent menopause as it’s a woman’s organic, natural response to the progression of age. However, there is good news! Once the hormones settle down and find balance within your new, post-menopausal self, hair will resume its natural growth patterns. Here’s what you can do now to stave off the visible signs of hair loss from menopause and assist the body in managing these significant hormonal shifts:

Although there is no miracle menopause hair loss treatment, there are many things you can do to stave off the visible signs of hair loss from menopause and assist the body in managing these significant hormonal shifts:

Eat a healthy, balanced diet incorporating adequate daily intake of protein, vegetables, fruits, and omega fatty acids. All of these are essential nutrients vital to hair cells. Your hair is made of keratin; a fundamental protein building block for hair health, which means: it loves protein.

Maintain a regular exercise routine to improve circulation and blood flow to the hair follicles.

Get your beauty sleep - at least 6-8 hours every night to minimize stress and alleviate any additional side effects of poor sleep.

Apply a cosmetic beauty solution to reduce hair shedding and hydrate hair follicles.

Talk to your doctor about the best treatment for thinning hair in menopause. There are two FDA approved drugs for hair loss after menopause. Minoxidil is a topical solution applied to the scalp daily, and Finasteride is a prescribed drug administered on a case-by-case basis for post-menopausal women.

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Jennifer Rose
Love my Follea Rene - and the amazing customer service!

I considered purchasing a wig for years as my hair became increasingly thin. I finally decided the time was right and I’m so thankful to have found Follea. I purchased the Rene 12 inch in Caramel Latte and I absolutely love it – both the color and style are perfect. Stylist consultant, Tracy Romo, was so incredibly supportive and knowledgeable -- she walked me through every step of the process. She assisted with measurements and answered all of my questions via video calls. I can’t say enough about the amazing customer service I experienced from beginning to end. Tracy guided me in the right direction every step of the way, even sending me helpful videos and styling tips. I honestly couldn’t be happier with my experience.

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M. Terese Weir
Easy Beauty!

My Follea Style (6-11) is in all honesty the most comfortable wig I've ever worn - and I hate anything on my head! This wig just... goes where it's supposed to, no pulling it this way or that, no realizing your doggone wig is crooked.. AFTER you walk in to work. This success is in no small part to the Fit Kit I was sent to make sure of my size. 😊

Also, to say the hair is beautiful gives beauty a bad name. The hair is stunning. (I wear color Latte.) My consultant, Ashley, virtually took my hand to guide me through the process of buying my wig. Her help was and still is invaluable.

My hairdresser is very comfortable styling wigs. She created just the right "style" for my Style. That said, even straight from the box, Follea rocks!

Reading your Follea experience warms our hearts, our goal and mission is to help women all over the world feel beautiful, confident and like their best self. Ashley is an amazing and knowlegable guide, that will continue to be with you on your hair journey!

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Kimberlee Bluhm
Wig #6

The ready to wear wig I received from Daniel Alain is beautiful. The packaging was so respectful of the wig. So impressed. I called with questions before purchasing and the staff was very kind and respectful as Loosing my hair was so unexpected and stressful. Thank you for wonderful customer service and a beautiful wig. So many compliments on how it makes me look. Thank you.

We are honored and so glad to hear you had a pleasant experience! Thank you or trusting us to help you during your hair-loss journey.

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I had an amazing experience with purchasing a wig with Follea.
I can’t say enough about Tracy and the VIP service I got from her. She was always there on the other side of the phone , no matter what day or time and help me every step of the way!
I have never had such great customer service in any of the other leading wig companies I bought wigs from. Hands down the best!
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Thank you very much for sharing - it means the world to know that you had an exceptional experience with Tracy.

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Patty McKenna
Amazing Personalized treatment

What a wonderful experience I had. Tracy was so sweet and kind and found me the perfect wig. Her patience and understanding when I couldn't decide exactly what I wanted , and finding me the perfect wig and answering all my crazy questions. I left with such a beautiful wig. Thank you again Tracy ♥️♥️

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so happy Tracy was able to assist you on your hair journey!

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Kim sissons
Tracy Romo is a life changer!

When you first go through your personal hair loss journey, you go through so many emotions and sometimes you get desperate. People like to take advantage of those searching for an answer. After making a very costly mistake, Tracy was a game changer for me! She was amazing, very knowledgeable and helped me understand what to look for, how to ensure I got the right size, face timed me to measure and ensure it was correct. I cannot say enough amazing things about Tracy, and my amazing Follea wig.

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Style 10 Inch Color 5005 Macchiato (comes with a soft rooting)

This is my first wig but not my first attempt with alternative hair. Its been a journey and one I knew I wanted to take with Follea. I was not wrong. The hair is silky soft and beautifully shiny. The staff is great and wonderful to work with. Their online consultation process is just what I needed. I received sample caps to try on to determine which size is the right size for me. I received color swatches as well to make the color selection process was a breeze. It does make a difference to see to the colors in person, dont be afraid to ask for color swatches. To see them against the light or while your home is worth it. All this happened after the online consultation, which was simple and fun. The rep provided samples of everything, explained the differences with each one. This helped me make a decision on what was right for me. Getting the samples of the wig caps and color swatches was a fun part of the experience but it also made me feel good about my decisions. I often worry about getting the wrong size and color. Once I was set ( and yes I changed my mind a bit) we went forward with the order. After I received my wig and cut the lace, the team was still there to help me with any questions I had.

Overall a great online purchasing experience. Once I received my Follea, I instantly knew this was it for me. I loved it and I was confident to wear it out.

Feeling Myself and Happy with a beautiful Follea Style, 10", Irish Cream

There are no words to fully express how grateful I am for finding Follea and meeting Janet. Her kindness combined with a professional, yet so gentle, advice helped me to find my beautiful natural looking European hair. Janet patiently showed me different styles and sizes (my head is so small!). She has never pushed me to anything. Only offered support and help on the way to my decision, and eventually ordered (incredibly urgently) the right size. I wish all patients to meet someone like Janet on their way! Before I found Follea, I faced a few horrible pushy people who wanted to make money of my sensitive, fragile situation of suddenly losing hair.
Today, I can face the Universe with a smile, again. I am back to work and normal life, interacting with people, attending important business meetings. Letting my health recover in calm confident state.
Thank You to Follea and Janet. May the Blessing and Kindness come back to You Multiplied Million Times.
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Follea's Petite

Recently, I bought the Petite in Chai Latte blonde with a natural-looking darker root and customized my piece by adding a few wispy bangs. If you are like me and try to stretch the length of time between washes to prevent an itchy scalp and breakage, this little priceless gem is a quick four clips away from a good hair day.

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Diane B.
Great Customer Services

Great customer services! Received in a timely manner. Very happy with my topper, especially after I trimmed bangs and length to fix my own hair.

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