There are many reasons for hair loss and over the next few blog posts, we’ll discuss a few of them in detail. When it comes to hair loss, pregnancy can be a trigger for some women. While some report their hair and nails never looked better than when they were pregnant, others have a different experience.
When a woman is pregnant, her body experiences hormonal changes. These changes can help prevent a woman’s hair from shedding as it did before pregnancy. The result is what we mentioned above; a few months of beautiful, thick hair!
A few months after deliver, typically between one to five months, but usually around the three month mark, some women experience a large amount of hair shedding. This could be anything from increased shedding to as significant as their hair falling out in clumps. This change is a result of their hormones returning to pre-pregnancy status. When the hormones return to their normal state, your hair re-enters is standard growth cycle, often being the reason for hair loss.
It is important to note that the hair loss is usually temporary. Your hair should return to normal in a few weeks’ time. If that doesn’t happen, be sure to contact your doctor as there may underlying reasons for hair loss that you need to determine.
5 Tips for Healthy Hair During and After Pregnancy
1. Watch your diet! Make sure you are getting enough fruits and vegetables as they contain nutrients that can help your hair. Green, leafy vegetables are a big deal too!
2. Talk to your doctor about supplements that might help and are safe to take.
3. Select shampoos that contain biotin and silica.
4. Avoid being rough on wet hair, so no fine tooth combs!
5. Try to be gentle with your hair and avoid excessive styling or chemical treatments.
If you feel you are experiencing excessive postpartum hair loss, please consult your doctor. As we mentioned earlier, there could be an underlying reason for hair loss that you haven’t uncovered yet. If you have consulted with your doctor and he/she feels your hair loss is normal, consider talking with us about laser hair therapy. Laser hair therapy may be able to prevent further hair loss and may help improve the appearance of your existing hair. To learn more about laser hair therapy, click here.