Can Your Hormones Affect Your Hair?

by BRENDA L. / APR 22, 2022

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    In short, yes! Being a woman is fabulous, but hormones can sometimes feel like they are out to get you. Your hair is one of the things that we never think of as being affected by our hormones, but in reality, it’s just as sensitive to your hormonal imbalances as your skin and mood. Hormonal hair loss feels like a dirty secret but it happens a lot, to a lot of us. It is something we should talk about, so we can prevent it or treat it in case it’s too late. It can happen at different stages of life, including pregnancy and menopause, and it’s totally normal. Let’s have a look at what causes hormonal hair loss and how you can deal with it.

    Higher Oestrogen Levels Than Normal

    Oestrogen is present in both men and women (as is testosterone). There is a different level of each hormone in each person. If your oestrogen levels are really high in comparison to your progesterone (this can happen due to diet, routine or genetics) it can have some serious side effects like weight gain, irritability and, of course, hair loss. If you think this might be you, a simple blood test will tell you for sure. An adjustment to your diet or routine can help but see your doctor for specific advice. In this case, if you’re worried about how your mane’s look is affected by the hormonal changes, you may want to consider resorting to hair extensions to temporarily fix the problem whilst looking for a permanent solution to your underlying condition with your doctor. Lightweight extensions, like tape in hair extensions, are a brilliant product, capable of giving you that boost without causing the extra weight on your locks.

    Hair Loss During Pregnancy Or After Giving Birth

    Change of hormones during pregnancy and after giving birth can have some amazing and/or weird effects on your body. Each individual faces a change such as pregnancy in a unique way - but in most cases you will hear one rumour standing out in the crowd: your hair actually looks amazing during pregnancy, so you can look forward to thick shiny locks! After giving birth, it is quite common to lose hair. This is usually really normal and it simply means your body is balancing your hormones out again. After all, having another whole human being growing inside of you certainly does mess around with your hormones! This readjustment period usually happens within the first 4-6 months after giving birth. Keeping up your greens and beans really helps with how evenly this happens. And as stereotypical and easier said than done this may sound, try and get some sleep: this is often hard to achieve with a newborn baby between your arms, but really helpful for reducing hair loss. Instead of adding lots of heat to your hair try to minimise this impact. For those days where your hair seems to have gone dull, just pop in your clip-in hair extensions to boost up your volume and embrace styling with your natural texture.


    This is something none of us talks about but it is totally natural. Menopause represents the end of your cycle of fertility, and just like it is yet another hormonal change you most likely will have to face around your 50s. Menopause doesn’t only affect the way your hair looks, but it comes with a long series of other symptoms - including hot flashes and more. It is a hormonal change that represents your oestrogen nosediving from now on, leading to all the consequences of ageing. Your hair may not change at all when entering the menopause stage, but for some women, this phase of their life can cause a mild case of hair loss, followed by the growth of new hair that is no longer as shiny and thick as it used to be. You may need to condition your hair more than before but it will still look as great as ever, so there is nothing to worry about. Again, hair extensions are a great ally in fighting hair thinning like that - and if you’re not really after a temporary solution but more like a timeless classic just like you, perhaps consider permanent hair extensions to achieve your hair goals and stay in the zone for as long as you can.


    If you’re facing changes in your hair and you noticed that you haven’t changed anything in particular in your lifestyle, always speak to a trichologist, and do your research about biotin supplements, In the meantime, as a temporary safety net, Cliphair can help you get back your Hollywood tresses in a matter of minutes.

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