Noticing thinner hair now that you’re in your 50s? We reveal the top ingredients you should be watching out for when looking to improve the quality of fine hair post-menopause.
Post-menopause, many women report feeling concerned about the quality or texture of their hair. Fortunately, a few innovative solutions exist! From naturally-occurring Rhamnose to Filloxane, one of L’Oréal Research’s most innovative molecules, we take a closer look at 3 ingredients with the potential to improve the appearance of post-menopausal hair.
Vichy Mineralizing Water - soothes dry, itchy scalps
Post-menopause, many women report experiencing dryer or flaky scalps as a result of changing hormone levels. This can lead to a tendency to scratch or overbrush, which can excessively damage thinning hair. Vichy Mineralizing Water’s soothes and reinforces the skin at the roots of the hair fiber, and has been clinically proven to reduce feelings of itchiness and/or tingling.
 Studies conducted on 26 volunteers using Vichy Mineralizing Water vs. ordinary water showed a significant improvement in feelings of stinging and/or itching.
Filloxane - binds itself to hair for a thicker appearance
Developed by L’Oréal after 17 years of research, this revolutionary molecule binds itself to the hair fiber via its innovative 3D mesh, wrapping around individual strands for the appearance of thicker, more voluminous hair. Bonus: its thickening effects last for up to 10 washes!
Rhamnose - improves scalp health
A naturally occurring sugar, rhamnose is a key ingredient in improving hair quality. Tests on reconstructed skin show that rhamnose encourages production of cell fibers, while in-vitro studies have shown positive effects on the growth of hair follicles - essential for often finer postmenopausal hair.