Hair shedding and hair thinning can happen for a number of reasons, including illness, stress, giving birth and the menopause. While you should always consult a medical professional about serious hair loss, shoppers think they've found a great product on Amazon that adds volume to fine hair and calms irritated scalps.

Pantene Hair Biology Menopausia Hair Thickening + Scalp Soothing Serum Treatment is being labelled as "brilliant" and "great for thinning hair" by satisfied shoppers. It's available to buy from a number of retailers but it's currently better than half price on Amazon right now, down from £20 to £9.49 – but only for a limited time.

Helps to thicken the hair

Part of Pantene's Hair Biology Menopausia range aimed at those experiencing the effects of the menopause and perimenopause on their hair, this leave-in treatment spray contains vitamin B3 and white tea, and is designed to be sprayed generously onto the scalp and massaged in before blow drying.

Impressively, Pantene claims that it not only soothes the scalp but also creates the look of 6,500 more hair fibres, making hair look thicker and healthier.

And shoppers seem impressed by the results as this serum has accumulated dozens of five-star reviews online, both on Amazon and other stockists such as Boots.

"I use this alongside other Pantene menopause hair products and find that it works well. My hair feels thicker and my scalp is less irritated. The smell is pleasant and I will use on a regular basis," wrote one satisfied Amazon customer.

You can also by the shampoo and conditioner from the range from Amazon for £8

One Boots shopper loves the entire Pantene Menopause range, writing: "Fantastic! My hair is thinning and I used the full combination of shampoo, conditioner and thickening serum and my hair looks 10 times better on first application. It won't solve my hair from thinning but it makes my hair look much thicker and eases the problem. Smells great too. Highly recommend!"

A third review simply reads: "Lovely product that makes you feel special when age and biology are against you!"

Supplements can also help to reduce hair loss. “My favourite is Viviscal Hair Growth Supplement For Women [currently £66.50 for a three-month supply at LookFantastic]” says aesthetics and wellbeing expert Dr Sophie Shotter. “It contains a vitamin blend as well as a patented complex called Amino MarC which has been proven to stimulate hair growth.”

NIOXIN Anti-Hair Loss Treatment with Sandalore, currently £46 from LookFantastic, is also a favourite with beauty editors.

By Editor