Have you ever stopped to wonder why your hair has a different texture than when you were a child? As
Over the years did your hair begin to fall on handfuls? Although many factors affect the health and texture of the wires (moisture, stress, chemical treatments, sun), your hormones also have a lot to do with it.
“Hormone levels can affect the quality and quantity of hair,” says dermatologist João Carlos Pereira. The hair texture is directly linked to thyroid related hormonal issues, as well as to estrogen and testosterone levels. This is why hair can become brittle, dull and with slow growth during certain times of life.
Taking care of hormonal birth control, for example, changes the hair of some women. The contraceptive pill makes hair look shiny and plentiful. When its use is discontinued, sudden loss of hair and a slowing of hair growth, as well as a decrease in the quality of the hair, are noted.
Dr. João Carlos also says that hair changes in menopause. The lack or the decrease of hormones is like the lack of manure to a plant. This hormonal state will also affect the quality and quantity of hair.
Basically, hair grows well and in good health when we are balanced nutritionally and hormonally.
A good way to boost estrogen levels is through a diet full of plant sources of phytoestrogen which can be found in nuts, seeds and in flavonoid rich fruits such as raspberries, blueberries and pomegranates. It is also good to eat sources of vegetable protein, such as products containing soy.