Though you may have quite luscious locks during pregnancy, you may find that after giving birth, it starts to fall out every time you brush brushes your hair!
Postpartum hair loss – Some facts
Postpartum hair loss is a common, but the annoying thing that many women go through once they have birthed their babies.
It usually peaks around 3-4 months postpartum, but can actually start at any time!
During pregnancy, your hormone levels increase a lot! Estrogen, oxytocin and progesterone are running high and your blood levels increase drastically as well.
These factors contribute to you losing less hair during pregnancy.
When you’re not pregnant you lose a little bit of hair every day, but during pregnancy, you hang onto hairs you would normally lose. Then when your hormone and blood levels drop in the postpartum period ALL OF IT seems to come out at once! 🙄
What can you do to prevent Postpartum hair loss?
There are a few things you can do to try to prevent extreme hair loss, but be prepared, you are still fgoing to lose a lot!
- Don’t use too much product.
- Style less, the heat might damage your hair and cause more of it to fall out.
- Eat healthily, lots of iron, vitamin C and protein will help you get nutrients that improve hair health!
- Keep taking your prenatal vitamins! This will ensure that you are getting some key vitamins that may improve hair health.
In the end, there isn’t much you can do about postpartum hair loss. It’s a normal part of the post-pregnancy cycle.
Did you have increased hair growth during pregnancy? Did you end up losing it postpartum? What do you think helped?