Skip to main content

At MIMØSA we are fortunate to work with the best in the field, and that's why we asked Modesta Cassinello, Doctor of Pharmacy, nutritionist and creator of the eponymous hair care line that you will find exclusively with us. She is not only our favorite expert in this area, but also a favorite of many beauty editors across Europe (Marie Claire, Vogue, Bazaar). Her shampoos are sold in the best hair salons. Now she explains what happens to our hair during menopause and how we can take care of it. Her shampoos are sold in the best hair salons and she explains what happens to our hair during menopause and how we can take care of it.


'During this period”; explains Modesta, 'there are significant changes in hormonal levels that affect the condition of our skin as well as our hair. These changes generally begin mildly between the ages of 45 and 55, before the official arrival of menopause, a period known as climacteric or perimenopause.'


'We know that initially, the changes are almost imperceptible and can be related to a bad day. During period days, estrogen levels also drop and this makes the hair look less voluminous. But, in the following months, the phenomenon becomes more intense. The constant lack of production of female hormones, specifically estrogen and progesterone, makes the changes more obvious, the hair looks thinner, more fragile and dull.

According to Modesta Casinnello there are 4 main changes that affect the structure of our hair.


1. The duration of the hair cycle, i.e. Its regeneration is reduced and hair loss is prolonged, You start to notice thinner hairs, thinner areas, mainly on the top and greater fragility. At this stage the hair loss can cause you stress making the hair loss even worse. The good thing is that when we calm down and this phase passes, the hair will grow back.


2. Water imbalance in the skin and changes in its mineral content

Affects the structure of the hair and the scalp. It makes it more sensitive and less protected from environmental aggressors such as UV radiation, pollution... So take this into account when it comes to care, coloring and styling routines that the hair is subjected to at this stage.


3. Decreased lipid content results in scalp dryness and even flaking. Hair also appears to be drier, duller, even brittle and more prone to breakage.


4. The lack of collagen and the changes that occur in the hair follicle cause it to deteriorate and the loss of essential nutrients of the scalp. As a result, the support and strength of the hair at the root is noticeably reduced.


Result; Hair grows slower, is weaker, more susceptible and less colored (graying)

How to take care of your hair during menopause?

By giving the hair what it needs at all times, the negative effects due to the lack of estrogen with menopause will be less.


1. Cleaning

Wash your hair with shampoos that respect the scalp and follicle environment, which strengthen and protect the hair. We recommend shampoos with medium cleansing agents specially designed to treat dry hair. The H02 Repair Shampoo or the H03 Shine and Vitality Shampoo are two formulas that respect the scalp and hair. It contains gentle yet effective cleansing agents along with active ingredients.


2. Method of Shampooing

How you wash your hair is also important, so we recommend paying special attention to this. It is important to emulsify the shampoo well before applying it to the roots and gently massage the scalp. Check the temperature of the shower, especially in the cold months, too high a temperature can negatively affect the environment of the hair follicle.

3. The sudden 'hot flashes',

That appears during menopause can cause frequent and intense itching. So to alleviate these annoying itches, choose a product that respects the scalp and maintains the microbiome balance and avoids peeling and irritating phenomena. H07 Sea Salt Shampoo is the right concentrated shampoo for this. It is an innovative treatment that provides well-being to your scalp, as well as giving light and body to the hair.


4. Way of life.

Following a Mediterranean diet model as part of a healthy lifestyle is very important. All the micronutrients hair needs to grow strong and healthy are included in our famous Mediterranean Diet.


And you... Are you ready to show off yours?

For your hair and you, who adore them
This is the time of the year that some of us have been eagerly waiting, while others are eager to...
The End of the Stigma (Rosacea)
Rosacea (rosacea) affects over 415 million people worldwide today.
Skin 45+ Cleansing
Your skin completes adulthood after 45 and you're still wondering "What routines should I take...