Post Partum Hair Loss Is More Common Than You Think

post partum hair loss

Post Partum Hair Loss Is More Common Than You Think

Hair loss can be stressful and annoying both at the same time; however, if you have just had a baby it is entirely normal to experience post partum hair loss. This condition is very common in women that have just given birth, and there are a few things you can do to ensure your hair returns to normal. The first thing you should do though, is not to become too anxious about it.

What Is It?

Through your pregnancy, your hair is protected and boosted by increased levels of your hormones, with many women experiencing increased density and thickness of their hair. High levels of estrogen prevent the normal hair loss that you would have had, before your pregnancy, so loss decreases.  However, once the baby is born such high levels are no longer required by your body. You may find that around three months later your hormones actually dip below your normal levels. Couple this drop, caring for a new baby and stress and you can see why hair loss may occur. You may experience clumps of hair coming off your scalp, leaving small bald patches, or a general thinning of your hair. In severe case, new mums have lost all their hair on their head, which includes eyebrows and eyelashes.

Don’t Stress

There is no need to panic if you do suffer post partum hair loss, as generally your hair will recover and the shedding should stop between six to 12 months after giving birth. Added stress about how your hair looks, or worry about the hair shredding can actually exasperate the issue and is no good for your well-being. If you want to try to go unnoticed with your hair loss, you could change your hair style and have a short pixie cut, to look chic and cutting edge. Then let your hair grow back naturally to its pre-pregnancy length and thickness.

Tips For Coping With Hair Loss

Make sure that you give up on the hair styling if you have post partum loss. Heating your hair will actually make it look thinner, so let it air dry. Be gentle with your hair when brushing it, as it can cause your hair to fall out in big clumps. A brush with wide tooth combs will be your best friend during this period. Make sure you don’t brush your hair when it is wet either. For added volume and thickness make sure you use a mousse or hair spray to make your hair look denser, while a thickening shampoo and conditioner will also help. While you are pregnant, you can take pre-natal vitamin supplements that will help the condition of your hair. If you are able to apply all of this to your daily routines, you will find that your hair loss is barely noticeable and you will feel more confident in yourself.

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