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HRT Hair Loss & Regrowth: Separating Fact From Fiction

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Menopause is a natural phase of every woman’s life. Unfortunately, for many women, menopause has many uncomfortable symptoms like hot flashes and even hair thinning. Luckily, there is evidence that HRT, otherwise known as hormone replacement therapy, can help to stop and even reverse hormonal hair loss for some women. On the other hand, some women have the complete opposite experience and suffer from HRT hair loss instead!

In this article, we are separating fact from fiction when it comes to HRT and hair growth. 

HRT stands for hormone replacement therapy

What is HRT? 

During menopause, a woman’s hormonal levels begin to change. Production of estrogen and progesterone decline, while testosterone levels rise. These changes in hormones lead to imbalances that cause all those unpleasant symptoms usually associated with menopause like hot flashes, mood swings, and hormonal hair loss. 

HRT aims to relieve uncomfortable symptoms of menopause by balancing hormone levels, either through the ingestion of synthetic or bioidentical hormones. HRT can take the form of pills, patches, or creams that are rubbed on the skin. 

However, HRT is not without its side effects. If you’re curious about HRT, talk to your doctor to find out if this treatment is right for you. 

Hormone replacement therapy is available in patch form. But what is the link between HRT and hair growth?

The Link Between HRT and Hair Growth

Estrogen is linked with hair growth. That’s why many pregnant women experience thicker, faster-growing hair – their high estrogen levels are sending their hair follicles into overdrive. 

So, can hormonal hair loss be reversed with HRT? In some cases, yes. By taking more estrogen hormones, some menopausal women may be able to stop and even reverse hormonal hair loss. 

HRT hair regrowth is also possible for trans women with androgenetic alopecia (otherwise known as male or female pattern baldness). This is because androgenetic alopecia is caused by a male hormone called DHT, which is a derivative of testosterone. By undergoing male-to-female HRT, trans women begin to produce less DHT and in some cases regrow their hair. 

Woman with HRT hair loss.

What About HRT Hair Loss?

Unfortunately, not all women who take HRT for menopausal hair loss experience hair regrowth. In fact, for some women, HRT exacerbates hair loss. If you are experiencing HRT hair loss, talk to your doctor. 

How to Deal with Hormonal Hair Loss

While HRT can help with hair regrowth, it does come with some pretty serious side effects. The good news? There is a simple way that you can disguise hormonal hair loss without turning to HRT. ToppikTM Hair Building Fibers!

ToppikTM Hair Building Fibers are premium, naturally-derived keratin fibers that are almost identical to human hair. These fibers have a natural electromagnetic charge that allows them to “cling” to your existing hair, instantly creating the appearance of thicker, fuller hair. They work for both women and men, and all hair types and textures. 

The best part? Fibers are resistant to wind, rain, and perspiration, so you don’t need to skip workouts or worry about getting caught in the rain. That’s why they’re the #1 selling solution* for women and men to instantly transform fine or thinning hair! 

And they’re so easy to use! Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Select the Fiber shade that most closely matches your hair color at your roots. Fibers come in nine color-matching shades to suit every hair color. 
  2. Dry or style your hair as usual. Then shake ToppikTM Fibers onto thinning areas. 
  3. For a more precise application, remove the sifter top from the Fibers bottle and replace it with the Spray Applicator. The Spray Applicator also allows an easier application to the sides and the back of the head. 
  4. For longer-lasting results and natural-looking shine, follow the Fibers application with FiberHold Spray

Do you have any experience with HRT hair loss or HRT hair regrowth? Share your experience with other readers in the comment section below! 

*Nielsen Measured Channels AOC Latest 52 Wks—W/E 02/24/18

Colleen Welsch is a freelance beauty writer and blogger specializing in hair care, hair growth education and beauty.

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