Hair changes may vary depending on the hormones involved. The hair on the head and body hair may also be affected differently by the same hormones. For example, hormonal imbalances in women that lead to increased testosterone may contribute to hair loss on the head, but increase body hair. Hair changes that may occur as a result of hormonal shifts include the following:
- Thinning of hair
- Hair loss
- Dry, brittle hair
- Oily hair
- Graying hair
For instance, hormonal imbalances, such as a decrease in estrogen, may lead to hair loss. Too much testosterone can also lead to thinning hair on your head, but increased facial hair.
If you’re stressed, hormones can be affected. Increased levels of adrenaline and cortisol are released, which may disrupt the hair’s life cycle leading to longer periods in the shedding phase. Plus, stress hormones can suppress estrogen, which can contribute to hair thinning or loss.
The thyroid gland produces two hormones that can play a role in various bodily functions. If too much or too little of the hormones are produced, it can lead to several symptoms. Hypothyroidism, which occurs when the glands do not produce enough thyroid hormones, can lead to hair loss.The good news is that female pattern hair loss can be treated.
The answer for all things we suggest diving into a major lifestyle change!
Diet, more fruits and veggies, herbs, good rest, less stress, and more sun!