Sometimes the reason for hair loss or slow hair growth is hormones. Of course, you should consult a doctor and get tested to see what your problem with hormones (if any) is, however, there is a common piece of knowledge about the most important hormones for hair that we’d like to share with you in this article!
What hormones are responsible for hair growth in women?
The health and appearance of the hair in women depend on the following hormones:
1. Estradiol is the main female hormone produced by the ovaries (female sex hormones are also called estrogens). This biologically active substance is responsible for the structure of the female body, emotions, sexual and reproductive functions. Thanks to estradiol, a woman's hair looks much more long and voluminous than a man's.
2. Somatotropin produced by the thyroid gland. This substance promotes the restoration of hair follicles and determines the color of the hair.
3. Thyrotrophin is also produced by the thyroid gland. This biologically active substance affects the strength of the hair shaft.
4. Melatonin produced by the pineal gland.
5. Progesterone is another female sex hormone produced in the ovaries.