When women go through hormonal changes, a variety of symptoms impact their daily lives. Whether it be from pregnancy, menopause, or perimenopause, women report everything from hot flashes and mood swings to rapid hair loss. Hormonal changes are not easy to navigate and losing hair does not make it easier. Let’s take a look at why your hair is impacted during hormonal fluctuations and how to bring it back to life!
Hormones and Hair
Hormonal changes and fluctuations are responsible for hair loss during pregnancy, perimenopause, and menopause but why?! Estrogen and progesterone levels tend to decline at these times and as a result, hair growth slows dramatically. Because of slow growth, hair loss becomes more pronounced and presents typically as thinning hair. Androgen production changes during this time too and androgens can actually shrink hair follicles, causing hair loss, but would you believe that they can encourage hair growth on other parts of the body? Many women experience new hair growth on their face during this time, for example.
Female hair loss is extremely common especially during the menopausal years. In fact, the Cleveland Clinic estimates that around 50% of all women experience hair loss. Of course there are a number of factors that contribute to female hair loss - genetics, ethnicity, age, diet, and stress level. Women lose hair every day, up to 100 strands of hair daily is actually considered normal! This can make it difficult to determine if excess hair loss has begun. You may notice that your hair brush is FULL of hair or that your shower drain is clogging more regularly. You may even see more breakage and split ends in comparison to the past. All of these are indications that your hair health is compromised.
What Can I Do?
Physically and mentally, hair loss can impact women in unique ways. When it becomes apparent that your hair is thinning, it can be a huge blow to your confidence. There are a number of ways to handle hair loss and combat this side effect despite major hormonal changes. Although menopause can’t be stopped, hair loss as a result of menopause can!
For starters, you can disguise your hair loss. Many women opt for shorter hairstyles later in life in an effort to mask the fact that their hair is thinning. Adding layers, volume, and texture to your hair style can allow for the illusion of thicker hair. Getting regular trims helps to ensure that your hair is healthy and actually encourages hair growth. The longer your hair, the finer it tends to appear.
Although adjusting to thinning hair with a short, sassy new style is an option, there are long-term, sustainable ways to bring life back into your thinning hair! The path to healthy, strong hair is more simple than ever. Our team of experts have determined a number of beneficial ingredients that work to cleanse, rebuild, and nourish your hair back to perfection despite inevitable hormonal changes.
Aquamin F is simply red algae harvested off of the coast of Iceland. This powerful ingredient is an all natural, plant-based source of over 70 compounds and minerals that range from calcium to iron and protein, Aquamin F replenishes magnesium and calcium which are depleted during hormonal changes. It also encourages rich nutrient absorption in turn, encouraging hair growth!
Pomanox is a pomegranate extract. Pomegranate is a delicious fruit but Pomanox extends far beyond being tasty. It helps with joint and bone health, skin and hair health, and even acts as an anti-inflammatory. This natural ingredient is like nature’s fountain of youth, helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and promote strong, natural hair growth and sustainability.
Bamboo Silica is a super cool ingredient! Did you know that bamboo is the world's fastest growing plant? Did you know that this is because of the compound, silica? Silica actually makes up a majority of this plant and it is quite simply the reason it is able to grow at such a rapid rate. Along with helping to facilitate quick, strong hair growth it also helps with bone health and nail health.
Passion Flower is a fast growing perennial vine that is often used in sleep aids. So how does this help with hair health? Believe it or not, stress plays a huge factor in hair growth and hair thinning. During hormonal changes, stress is a common side effect as our bodies are going through numerous changes and at times it can feel outside of our control. Passion flower helps to encourage relaxation and long-term stress relief. Simply calming down, breathing easy, and nurturing our state of mind can be enough to slow hair thinning.
Biotin is likely an ingredient that you are relatively familiar with. At a minimum you have likely heard of it before. Biotin in quantities that are excessive can cause breakouts and even skin rashes but when you have the perfect amount of biotin in your diet, it can stimulate keratin production and increase the rate of follicle development and growth. Biotin is a B vitamin that supports a healthy metabolism, healthy hair growth, and can even help to regulate blood sugar levels!
Zinc is a natural repairing element. It aids in immune and metabolic stabilization and can even help cuts heal quickly. Zinc plays an important role in the growth and repair of hair tissue. Additionally, it helps to ensure that the oil glands around your hair follicles are functioning properly. Did you know that zinc aids in the production of proteins and DNA within the body? A huge factor in what keeps your hair cells optimally healthy.
Reinvigorating your limp lifeless hair
Your hair is bound to change throughout your lifetime but that doesn’t mean that you can’t combat hormonal symptoms associated with hair thinning. Regardless of your stage in life, taking care of your hair has never been easier. If you are tired of topical treatments that smell weird and leave your hair oily, or using tons and tons of supplements in an effort to combat hair thinning - we have a solution for you.
Our team of experts have combined the world's most powerful hair invigorating ingredients in an effort to ensure that obtaining perfect hair is possible no matter your age or stage of life. With seconds a day, you can be on your way to incredible, full, strong, luscious hair. Your hair will be revitalized through each stage of the Healthy Hair Pathway which will cleanse, rebuild, and nourish your hair back to health.For more information on your hair transformation, keep an eye out for an exciting announcement this month. If you want more information on how to take back control of your hair health, take our FREE Comprehensive Hair Quiz today!