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Postmenopause Hair Loss

What to Expect From Postmenopause?

Menopause is a biological response to the aging process and lasts about 4-5 years. During menopause, hormones shift and change dramatically, sending a woman’s body through turmoil and discomfort. After menopause, egg production stops and the body starts to adjust as hormone levels equalize. Still, the symptoms and effects of menopause can trickle into post-menopause. About 40% of women face hair loss during menopause, which is the same percentage as men. However, the lack of knowledge and misinformation creates a stigma that negatively affects a woman’s confidence and sense of identity. Hair growth should resume once menopause ends, however it can remain if it’s genetic or caused by a lifestyle or stress trigger.

what is postmenopause hair loss?

As we age, our health continually moves to the forefront of our wellbeing. This is particularly the case for post-menopausal women who are recovering from the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause. Menopausal women face more challenges than ever before, both physically and emotionally. And as your body recovers, it’s important to stay proactive with your health after menopause.

The key to healthy hair is to recognize potential hair loss triggers and try to avoid them. If you suffered from hair loss, thinning or shedding during menopause, you likely noticed a general thinning across the top of the scalp. Some women may experience patchy, bald spots from hair that falls out in clumps while washing or brushing hair.

The leading cause of hair loss during menopause is hormonal imbalance because the body drastically lowers its production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. The hair growth cycle depends on these hormones for healthy hair growth. When the body shortens the supply, it concurrently increases its secretion of androgens. Unlike estrogen and progesterone, which foster healthy growth, androgens miniaturize hair follicles over time and hair begins to fall out across the scalp.

In addition to hormones, genetic hair loss heightens during and after menopause, when 25% of women experience the most hair fall from Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL). Women with FPHL have a predisposition to hair loss, and hair fall begins with a gradual widening of the center part. Over time, hair sheds in a pattern from the top of the scalp.

Menopause is a challenging phase for many women, and losing hair can lower confidence and make many women feel self-conscious. After menopause, women start to feel like themselves again and regain confidence. Still, the repercussions of menopausal hair loss may last into post-menopause. Fortunately, there are lifestyle, nutritional and emotional choices that can help you plan for this important phase.


As you approach the end of menopause, it’s important to bring awareness to your lifestyle choices and nutrition. In addition, you’ll want to reduce stress which can perpetuate symptoms.

Here are some steps you can take leading up to menopause to make the transition easier:

  • 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 your medicinal options. There are two FDA approved drugs for hair loss. 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.
  • Apply a root securing complex - Our Anti Hair Shedding Treatment, INTACT, is clinically proven to reduce shedding by 77% while boosting body, shine and volume.
  • Make time for joyful activities that reduce stress, such as yoga, meditation, walking or hot baths.
  • Avoid harsh hair chemicals and heating tools that can dry out the hair follicles and create an unhealthy scalp environment for your strands.
  • Wear hair piece, topper or wig.
Based on 37 reviews
Daniel Alain
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!

We invite you to join our @Follea community on Instagram, to learn best practices for your new Follea.

Thank you very much!


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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.

Thank you !

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!
Thank you

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.

Kim, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience Daniel Alain. It warms our heart to hear to Tracy was such a positive impact. We would love to see your new hair debut, tag us on instagram @Follea.

Daniel Alain
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.
I am already thinking of ordering a second Follea Style (bit longer this time). Every girl needs a special occasion HAIR! I have found mine.

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erin graff
Looooove me some FOLLEA!!!

Girl I love my new wig!!!!!! I feel like Beyoncé wearing it, you can’t even tell that it’s a wig! My confidence is an all new high and I feel fierce. Thanks to Janet for making my hair dreams come true. Xoxoxo

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Heather L
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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