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?
Originally posted 2021-05-11 06:29:53.
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Mine has started getting worse, Baby is 15 weeks. When will it go back to a normal amount of hair loss?
I’m one month post partum and find my hairs EVERYWHERE. My hair Is naturally pretty thick though so we will see if it gets worse.
I just buzzcut my hair so I guess I won’t be experiencing this lol
What about patchy hair loss? I was told by my doctor it can happen, but I’ve got two quite large bald areas. My son is 7 months old. Just curious if it’s normal, rare, not normal?
This took 6 months to happen!
I’m experiencing postpartum hair loss right now! 🙈
5 months postpartum and my hair is falling out so bad that I can get thick chunks of hair out once I brush it for the day 😭😭😭 my hair is so thin now
This is happening to me now! 😭😭
Oh my gosh, I’m losing so much freaking hair right now! I hate this stage! My hair is everywhere and gathering in heaps in my drain. Ugh
I was just about to google this same topic. I was feel a bit down. I had lots of growth during pregnancy but my hair is noticeably shedding like crazy! Still trying to find my solution.Thank for this informative post ❤️
Mine started 3 months postpartum. My baby just turned 6 months old and I just realized the hair loss has significantly slowed in the last month or so! I can see it growing back 😍 #finally
So if I am losing hair during pregnancy does that mean it will all grow back during postpartum? 😂😂
6 months after baby and still loosing hair 😭
I’m 22 weeks pregnant right now and losing more hair than normal. 😓😭