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With menopause come many changes, the most notable being hot flashes, and changes in sexual desire and drive¹. However, hormonal changes associated with menopause can also significantly affect your hair. 

Menopause and hair loss

Humans lose an average of 100 strands of hair a day. However, as hormonal changes occur, this number increases. During perimenopause, the period when your body transitions to menopause, the hair growth cycle starts to change. Perimenopause usually begins during your 40s and can last up to 10 years². 

As hair loss is a slow process, the changes won’t be pronounced, but you may start to notice that there’s more hair on your hairbrush than usual, or on your pillowcase. Eventually, the realities of hormonal hair loss will become more evident, with your hair adopting a lackluster appearance and your hairline even beginning to recede². 

Treating menopausal hair loss

As disheartening as menopausal hair loss can be, there are treatment options that can help you to have healthy and luscious locks. 

Plantur39, used for just two minutes every day, effectively helps to prevent hair loss*, to ensure that your hair remains healthy, fully nourished, and strengthened. Developed by Dr Wolff R&D laboratories, in collaboration with the dermatological institute of the Jena University Clinic, Plantur39 offers a unique phyto-caffeine complex, combining caffeine, zinc, and niacin with active botanical phyto-flavonoids, to guard against natural hair woes for women over 40. 

As the best-selling hair shampoo for women over 40 in Germany, Plantur39 has proven that the scientifically developed formula goes directly to the root of the problem if applied topically.

Hair products for hair loss

  • Phyto-Caffeine Shampoo for colored and stressed hair: Phyto-Caffeine Shampoo for color-treated and stressed hair, with natural wheat extracts and provitamin B5, conditions, repairs the hair and protects the color. It smooths the damaged hair structure, and gives the hair intensive shine. Use daily and leave on the scalp for two minutes, from application to rinse.
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  • Phyto-Caffeine Shampoo for fine and brittle hair: Phyto-Caffeine Shampoo for fine, brittle hair intentionally contains only weak doses of softening hair-conditioning agents, to ensure that your hair style retains its volume. Use daily and leave on the scalp for two minutes, from application to rinse.
  • Phyto-Caffeine Tonic: This tonic contains caffeine, as well as hair vitamins niacin, zinc salts and bio-active substances (eg genistein from the soy plant), for stronger hair. It can even be used on the days when you don’t wash your hair. Apply product directly to the scalp, and massage it in. Do not rinse out.

Get to the root of the problem with #Plantur39 #Just2MinEveryday. For more information, visit Plantur39.

Plantur39 hair products are available in a range of formats (shampoos, conditioners, and waterless tonic) from selected Clicks and Dis-Chem stores nationwide.

* without the presence of a medical condition



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Em Sloane

I am an introverted nature lover, and long time contributor to My role is to publish the information in a consumer friendly format, which we receive on the latest medical news, press releases and general information on the latest longevity related research findings.

The content in this editorial is for general information only and is not intended to provide medical or other professional advice. For more information on your medical condition and treatment options, speak to your healthcare professional.

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