How Hormones Affect Hair Health

October 26, 2017

How Hormones Affect Hair Health

Lather, rinse and repeat.  We’re all searching for a hair care routine that’s easy, effective and affordable.  The goal?  To prevent hair thinning, hair loss and to restore hair that craves nutrients and strength.  Yet, shampoo bottles take over the shower floor.  The towel closet has become a smorgasbord of mousse, leave in conditioners and gels that promise thicker, fuller and healthier hair. 

Hair care shouldn’t be complicated.  Yes, there is research that shows applying products to your hair can prevent damage and help to treat hair that is already dry and brittle.  However, if you’d like to clear the bathroom shelves and clean out your cabinets, stick with us as we dive deeper into the science of hormones and hair health.  We’ll even suggest a treatment for increased hair regrowth, no lotions or potions required!


While testosterone is typically known as the “male” hormone, it is present throughout a woman’s life and shows its effects as estrogen levels decline.  The result?  Hair thinning or hair growth in areas such as the chin.  Without as much estrogen, the hair can become very dry with less natural oils.


When levels of estrogen hormones start to decline, the rate of hair growth may also slow.  The amount of time hair spends in the anagen (growth) phase decreases while the length of the telogen (resting) phase, when hair falls out, increases. 


Insulin is produced in the pancreas and can place a major role in hair restoration.  This hormone controls the amount of glucose in the blood.  Over and underproduction of glucose can change hair’s look and texture, potentially leading to hair loss as well.


The thyroid’s primary role is to regulate the metabolism.   It secretes several hormones.  An overactive thyroid can be associated with dry, coarse and thinning hair that may also lead to hair loss.

As you can tell, hormones play a number of roles in our bodies, contributing to everything from mood, energy levels, appetite and hair health.  While some of these factors may not be controllable, by supplementing with PRIMAL HAIR, your body’s hormones will respond accordingly, prompting an increase in growth, thickness and volume.

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