How to deal with hormonal hair loss
Let’s discuss causes and what you can do about it
Dealing with hair loss can be stressful. You may notice it starting when you find extra hair in your hand, rinsing the shampoo from your hair or more hair than typical clogging up the drain in your shower. Different factors combined can contribute to losing your hair, so we thought we’d discuss how to deal with hormonal hair loss and the products that can help turn it around.
What causes hormonal hair loss?
We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. This is a basic rundown on what causes hormonal hair loss; here are a few reasons how hormonal hair loss can happen.
- Elevated levels of DHT - This hormone is connected to testosterone, and higher levels of this hormone can affect the hair follicles, causing them to shrink and produce thinner hair and then not grow back as quickly or not grow back at all. This type of hair loss is generally a genetic condition and something that is passed down through your family tree - thanks, Mom & Dad! We know that this type of hair loss is common in men, but it can also occur in women, particularly during menopause, when a woman’s female hormones begin to decrease and sensitivity to DHT increases.
- Stress - Stress is tough to escape in today’s world, but too much stress over a prolonged amount of time can be detrimental to the body and, yes, even to your hair. When you experience stress, a hormone called cortisol is released and can be responsible for hair loss. Some women experience this type of hair loss after childbirth. Still, both men and women can experience this type of hair loss from difficult personal circumstances, severe sicknesses like pneumonia or difficult work conditions.
- High or low thyroid - An overactive or underactive thyroid can also contribute to experiencing unusual hair loss. When you lose hair due to an imbalance with your thyroid, the hair loss is usually not in any type of pattern and results in an overall thinning and can affect both men and women.
Is hormonal hair loss treatable?
The good news is that hormonal hair loss, in many cases, is treatable and even reversible. First and foremost, we recommend visiting your doctor to discuss your hair loss, confirm causes, and discuss any treatments they recommend.
Ways that may be recommended to treat your hair loss are through medication prescribed by your doctor, as well as topical treatments and natural products that can address your particular reasons for hormonal hair loss.
Some of the ways that you can slow your hair loss, treat your hormonal hair loss and even reverse it is through:
- Alleviating stress levels
- Using products specifically formulated to strengthen the hair and promote a healthy scalp
Finding the right hormonal hair loss treatment for you
Determining the right hair treatment for you doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, we have some products listed and available in the salon and online that can be beneficial for you even if you aren’t experiencing hair loss.
Here’s the lineup:
- Davines Energizing Superactive for Hormonal Hairloss: A shampoo that specifically strengthens your locks and promotes a healthy scalp and blood flow, which helps to open up hair follicles and can promote hair growth. This product is excellent for postpartum hair loss.
- Naturica Anti Hair Loss Set: Naturica Energizing Miracle products fortify the hair and purify the scalp. It is infused with caper and ginseng extracts, strengthening the hair and stimulating the hair follicle.
- Eufora Thickening Regimen Kit: Curated By Thin Hair Experts. The Thickening Regimen features the exclusive Eufora ProAmino Cell Complex, which helps nourish and protect the scalp, stimulate the hair follicle, and help prevent follicle atrophy, leading to hair loss.
Hormonal hair loss can be a natural condition as you age or deal with stress. But it can also be an indication of something else going on. It’s always best to talk to your doctor when you notice an increase in hair loss. But before you freak out, know that some treatments and products can not only help to slow the process but, in some cases, even reverse the effects. With nutrition to assist in balancing your hormones, learning to relax and deal with stress in a healthy way and using products specifically made to make your hair strong and healthy and promote scalp health, you can begin to see results.