Imagine combing or washing your hair, and bam! Strands of hair everywhere, as if a tiny hair monster has taken up residence on your scalp. If you have experienced this, there may be a chance that you’re struggling with PCOS. PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome, is a hormonal condition that affects about 10% of women. It comes with symptoms like irregular periods, weight gain, acne, mood swings and a range of hair problems including hair fall. Recognizing these signs early can give you a head start in tackling the issue head-on. Let’s unravel this connection, understand the symptoms and discover some simple yet effective lifestyle changes to kick PCOS-induced hair problems to the curb.
The first step is to get to the root of the problem. You might need to go the extra mile. We’re talking hormonal tests, trichoscopy (a term for examining your hair and scalp) and blood tests to check your iron, vitamin D and thyroid levels. It may sound like a lot, but trust us, this detective work helps pinpoint the exact factors causing your hair fall and guides the right treatment approach.
Now, let’s talk about lifestyle changes. Roshni, our PCOS coach and founder of Cysterly, herself struggled with PCOS since the tender age of 14. Roshni understands the struggles, frustrations, and triumphs that come with this condition. Through her personal experiences and dedication, she’s crafted Cysterly – an Instagram page dedicated to helping women like us navigate this journey with grace and determination.
According to Roshni: “We’re not talking about a complete life overhaul, but a few tweaks here and there can work wonders. First things first, maintaining a healthy weight is key. And while we’re at it, let’s give a shoutout to a balanced diet filled with PCOS-friendly foods. Think colorful fruits and veggies, lean proteins, and whole grains. Oh, and let’s not forget about managing facial hair growth and keeping those stress levels in check. Stress is so last season, darling. But wait, there’s more. Lifestyle changes go beyond external care—they’re all about finding your inner zen. Regular exercise gets the blood flowing to your scalp, keeping it happy and healthy. And let’s not underestimate the power of a healthy diet, stress management, and beauty sleep. You’re a whole package, and your hair will thank you for it.”
Right haircare products can make a critical difference in your journey towards healthier hair. Choosing the right ones can genuinely be transformative. Opt for products that are devoid of harsh chemicals and don’t leave residue on your scalp. Seek out haircare solutions that are plant-based and capable of effectively combating daily stressors while maintaining a balanced and healthy scalp. At The Switch Fix, we craft our shampoo bars with potent, plant-based ingredients that are both gentle and effective. Made from natural ingredients and packed with plant-based antioxidants, these bars nourish and strengthen your hair, making them an ideal addition to a PCOS-friendly hair care routine. Even more, they are pH-balanced. This means they work in harmony with your scalp’s natural defences, rather than causing disruption. Instead of fretting over hair damage, you can enjoy a clean, refreshed, and rejuvenated scalp.
To sum it up, reversing PCOS-induced hair fall is all about finding your groove with lifestyle changes and the right hair care products. Embrace the power of lifestyle. You’ll be on your way to healthier, stronger, and more resilient hair. So go ahead, embrace the power of lifestyle.
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