We all know the drill: every month, like clockwork, our hormones go haywire and wreak havoc on our emotions, skin, and digestive system. But did you know that your menstrual cycle could also be impacting your hair?

Yes, that's right, your precious locks are not immune to the whims of your menstrual cycle. Depending on where you are in your cycle, you may notice changes in the thickness, texture, and shedding of your hair. Don't worry, though, it's not all doom and gloom. With a little knowledge and the right tools, you can keep your hair looking fabulous all cycle long.

Let's break it down by phase:

Menstrual Phase: This is when your period is in full swing, and your hormones are at their lowest. You may notice that your hair feels thinner and more brittle than usual. Blame it on the drop in oestrogen levels, which can lead to a decrease in hair moisture and elasticity. To counteract this, try using a moisturising hair mask to give your hair some extra love.

Follicular Phase: As your period winds down, your oestrogen levels start to rise, leading to thicker and shinier hair. This is the time to experiment with new hairstyles and show off your luscious locks.

Ovulatory Phase: Hello, hormone peak! Your oestrogen and testosterone levels are at their highest, which means your hair is at its peak growth rate. Time to enjoy your bouncy, healthy-looking hair.

Luteal Phase: As your cycle nears its end, your hormones start to shift once again. This time, progesterone takes centre stage, which can lead to increased hair shedding. Don't panic, though, this is a normal part of the hair growth cycle. To help minimise the fallout, make sure you're getting enough protein and iron in your diet.

Incorporating supplements like Aéde Power Activist into your haircare routine can provide the extra boost your hair needs during your menstrual cycle and beyond.

This potent formula is a powerful blend of natural (vegan) ingredients that assist thyroid hormone production, support healthy hormones and increase hair growth.

Happy cycling (and haircare)!