Hello Vergo ladies! I am very excited to share with you the first of many informative articles concerning hairloss and the changes in our hair due to peri menopause and menopause.
I will share with you some of the questions and situations I get on a daily basis in the salon with my clients, the solutions and advice I have for them as a hair loss expert.
One of the most frequently asked questions I get from my clients is “Why doesn’t my hair get as long as it used to?”
A human hair has three cycles to it’s life span before it is shed. Anagen, telegen and catagen. It is in the anagen phase that our hair experiences the most growth.
The average growth cycle is 3-7 years. Some people have a longer or shorter growth cycle related to genetics however most people will experience a 3-7 year cycle before hair moves into the transitional catagen phase. Hair will loosen and shed in the telogen phase.
When our estrogen starts to decline at peri menopause this is when we notice our hair not growing as long as in our 20’s. Declining estrogen will shorten your hair’s maximum growth or anagen phase to on average 2-5 years.
Hormone replacement has not shown in studies to have any effect on extending our hair’s growth cycle.
We may not like it but knowing this helps you to choose a new optimum length for your hairstyle that will make the most of your beautiful locks.