You used to have a head of thick lustrous locks requiring one or maybe two hair ties. And now? You’ve downgraded to one spindly little thin hair tie to capture wisps of what was.
Or maybe… you had thin hair to begin with and it’s getting well… more so.
Don't fret. There is a hormonal component to this worth exploring. Thinning hair is often a superficial manifestation of deeper imbalances that you absolutely have the capacity to correct. You are not just “getting older.” I promise.
These 3 targeted approaches will put you back in the driver's seat to addressing hair issues at the source: your hormones.
1. replace those mighty minerals - turns out hormone production thrives on mineral adequacy and hair loss can be a subtle [or not so subtle] reflection of mineral deficiency preventing optimal hormone output
take action now: consider waking up to a glass of mineral water or pour yourself a bubbly san pelligrino with dinner - you can even consider adding mineral drops like these* to your water bottle to sip on throughout the day. Silly simple right?
2. run a full thyroid panel: the thyroid is the master clock of the body and thinning hair can sometimes reflect #ladyboss thyroid... feeling fatigued.
take action now: ask your MD to run a full thyroid panel next time you run labs - haven't run labs in a bit? It's time! Knowing your thyroid status is like knowing if your engine can turn on. And if your thyroid is off, it's time to give it some TLC.
3. test your estrogen: [focusing particularly on estradiol] since low levels are associated with hair loss [think thick full hair while pregnant, then hair loss post delivery]!
take action now: if you haven't looked at estrogen levels in a bit, add this to your thyroid panel request and if you still have a cycle, be sure to run the panel 5-7 days after ovulation [days 19-22 of a 28-32 day cycle] - if low consider weaving 1-2 Tbsp flax or sesame seeds into your daily routine. Both are gentle plant sources of estrogen that will work to gradually replenish the deficiency.
The “resting phase” of hair growth lasts about 3 months. So don’t be discouraged if your efforts don’t pay off overnight.
While it may feel at times like sneaky gremlins are playing tricks with your hormones [or maybe eating them for lunch!], it is fully within your reach to reclaim your goddess status merely by taking a look at all the symptoms you are feeling [and seeing] if a deeper hormone imbalance is present. Chances are, all signs are all pointing to the same root cause that can be addressed so gently and sustainably with food, herbs and lifestyle design.
Reclaiming your luscious locks [and possibly some sanity along the way] begins by focusing on the recalibration of your hormonal symphony not by spending more on fancier hair products. Thank heavens!
If the thought of embarking on a hormone balance journey on your own feels at all overwhelming, you are not alone. Hormones are your superpowers but they are not static. It is my deepest commitment to introduce each and every woman like you to your hormones and unpack what it looks like to dance with, not fight, your hormones daily.
Over in my online membership The Table, this is precisely what you'll learn to do! The hormone balance tango. I’ll walk beside you for 3 straight months teaching you how hormones fluctuate throughout your life and what to do about the symptoms that all seem to corroborate one another pointing to a deeper imbalance that can be addressed functionally and nutritionally.
You’ll walk away from this upcoming quarter with tactful ways of targeting hormone balance in a very personalized way.
Ready? Set. BALANCE!
*can be found on the Simply Nourished dispensary for 15% off.
These recommendations are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. If you have any questions, you should consult with your Doctor before starting any supplement program, especially if you are pregnant or have any pre-existing injuries or medical conditions.