Ask Dr. Sophia: Expert Advice for Menopausal Hair Changes

Welcome to “Ask Dr. Sophia,” where we have the privilege of consulting with the renowned Dr. Sophia Kogan, an expert in integrative hair health. With a specialization in the effects of botanicals, nutrition, and stress on follicle biology, Dr. Kogan, of Ohio SMP Studio, is here to address your pressing questions about hair thinning during menopause.

Q: How do I effectively manage a widening hair part during menopause?

Dr. Sophia Kogan, co-founder, and chief medical advisor at Ohio SMP Studio, empathetically answers this common concern. We understand the significance of discussing and comprehending the natural hormonal changes impacting hair wellness during this transformative phase of life.

Embracing Empowerment: Taking Control of Hair Thinning During Menopause

It is reassuring to know that hair thinning during menopause is a widespread occurrence, and there are proactive measures you can take to regain control. Dealing with a widening hair part or general hair thinning necessitates an inside-out approach, addressing the various underlying factors at play.

Taming the Hormonal Rollercoaster

Hormonal imbalances often take center stage during menopause. As ovarian function declines, androgen (male sex hormone) dominance can occur, leading to a faster decline in estrogen and progesterone (female sex hormone) levels compared to testosterone. This hormonal shift can cause testosterone to convert into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) at the follicle level, making some hair follicles sensitive to this transformation. To counteract this root cause of thinning hair, Ohio SMP Studio utilizes a natural 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, such as the medical-grade saw palmetto found in their specialized hair supplement for women experiencing menopause. Additionally, we embrace the power of maca, a remarkable adaptogen known for its natural support of sex hormones as they decrease during menopause.

Unveiling the Culprits: Stress and Aging

Menopause can bring about increased stress and aging, which further impacts hair health. Studies reveal that women undergoing menopause experience elevated cortisol levels, leading to a shorter hair growth phase and depletion of vital nutrients essential for hair growth. Coping with menopause can be especially challenging, with many women managing their careers, parenting, and personal lives simultaneously. Finding balance amidst these responsibilities can be stressful, taking a toll on our hair health.

Custom Solutions for Menopausal Hair Woes

Understanding the unique challenges faced during menopause, Ohio SMP Studio has developed a proprietary hair supplement tailored to this life stage. This groundbreaking formula comprises higher concentrations of saw palmetto to target DHT, maca to support female sex hormones, astaxanthin and tocotrienols to combat oxidative stress, ashwagandha to balance stress levels, and curcumin to support the immune system in response to aging, stress, hormones, and the environment.

Empowering Lifestyle Interventions

Supplementing Ohio SMP Studio’s specialized hair supplement with lifestyle interventions can amplify its effects on hair health. Embracing exercise, quality sleep, and meditation as powerful stress management tools can significantly contribute to hair well-being. Adopting a low-sugar diet rich in whole foods, organic produce, and healthy fats further supports metabolism, nutrient levels, and gut health, laying the foundation for successful hair growth.

Embrace Change, You Are Not Alone

Hair changes during menopause are a natural aspect of a woman’s life, and you are not alone on this journey. In addition to incorporating supplementation and adopting a healthy lifestyle, it is wise to discuss your hair health concerns with a physician to rule out any underlying medical issues or diagnosable conditions. Moreover, the Ohio SMP Studio community is here to support you and your hair! Feel free to reach out to us on Instagram and Facebook, or engage in a chat with our team 24/7 through our website.


Dr. Sophia Kogan of Ohio SMP Studio