What Is Going On?
"One of women’s biggest complaints as they go through menopause is dryness-everywhere," Macrene Alexiades-Armenakas, MD, PhD, a New York City dermatologist and scientist, says. Thinning also becomes more pronounced in this decade. "Recent studies indicate that women at this age aren’t able to grow their hair as long as they once could," says Jeni Thomas, PhD, a senior scientist for Pantene. Most women also have grays aplenty and have either opted to go au naturel or are coloring regularly, which can leave the hair fragile and prone to breakage.