Help me! I’m hormonal and my hair is changing.

Help Me! I’m hormonal and my hair is changing.

When it comes to our hormones, most women can agree that hot flashes, and hormonal hair go hand in hand.  I’ve been a hairstylist for thirty plus years and I can recall early in my career my clients experiencing hot flashes as often as every five minutes. I came to learn that hormonal changes can lead to an array of issues, from thinning hair and hair loss to an actual change in our hair texture.

These physical changes can be extremely frustrating to deal with and make us feel less confident in our own skin. However, with the right attitude, you can make your changing hair a positive experience. 

The first step to feeling more confident is to assess your situation. A dermatologist maybe necessary for underlying issues. Considering the cause of the change can help you find the right treatments for your new hair. Depending on the cause, you may also need to make some lifestyle changes to maintain optimal hair health and thickness. 

It is important to get the right nutrition and vitamins for your body. Specific vitamins like Vitamin A, B-complex vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium, folic acid, D3 and fish oil are all important for hair growth and maintenance. Additionally, getting protein and the fore mentioned, nutrient-rich vitamins into your daily diet is very important, as it helps your body to repair itself and create new and healthy hair follicles. Unfortunately these won’t change the texture of the hair follicles but there are many ways to make the hair look thicker, reduce breakage and slow down thinning.    

 Next, be sure you work with an experienced hairdresser. If you are in fact going or in menopause, now is not the time to up and leave your current hairdresser. Instead work with your hairdresser so that you all can build a cohesive plan to keep your hair and scalp as healthy as possible during the change. One other thing to consider is wearing a shorter length. Short, layered cuts look fuller than longer hair which tends to look thinner, or perhaps limiting or stopping multiple chemical services will help achieve your desired thickness. Topical scalp treatments have also been linked to the success of regrowth or at least slowing down the process of thinning hair, but can take a few months to see results. Check out the product page to view some options I love for my clients. Remember we’re in this together. 

Once you have taken the necessary steps to make your hair as healthy as possible, it’s important to focus on positivity. Know that your hair is changing and don’t obsess over it. We’re all different, and our differences make us unique. Remind yourself of this and accept that your hair in any phase of life won’t change  the beautiful person you are.




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1 comment

I honestly never equated thinning hair to my crazy hormones. Which of the products below actually address thinning hair? Do any of the products add weight to my hair?
Great article…

Kimberly Stewart

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