Postpartum Hair Loss
Postpartum Hair Loss can be scary! Especially when you’re not expecting it!
It’s been about 3 months or so and you’re finally starting to feel better after having your baby. Unfortunately, you start to notice that you are having severe hair loss! It seems like it is falling out in clumps. Normal hair loss is 80 hairs a day. New moms can experience as much as 400 strands of hair loss a day! If you have fine, thin hair it can seem devastating! The good news is that postpartum hair loss is totally normal! Still scary, but normal!
Postpartum hair loss usually starts 3 months after you’ve given birth and can last up to the 6th or 9th month. The good news is that it is temporary and your hair should grow back!
High levels of the hormone estrogen during pregnancy helps keep your hair strong and healthy. Many women say they stopped shedding hair all together while they were pregnant. After giving birth, the estrogen levels drop dramatically and all of the hair you didn’t loose for 9 months seems to fall out all at once!
Nutritional deficiencies can also add to hair loss. Nutritional requirements change dramatically going to pregnancy to postpartum. Your body needs more nutrients especially if you are breast-feeding. It’s important to maintain a healthy diet with lots of protein.
It’s important to continue to take your vitamins and to add a vitamin that promotes hair strength and growth. Biotin is the vitamin most helpful for hair health.
Nioxin Hair Cleanser and Scalp Therapy System helps promote a healthy scalp. The cleanser helps remove DHT which is a kind of hormone that can promote hair loss. Keeping your scalp clean and nourished will definitely help. https://www.nioxin.com/
Keeping your hair trimmed and conditioned will also help the appearance of thinning hair look fuller.
It can take several months for hair to fill in and look like it used to. I’ve had several clients finally get their hair back to normal and then it’s time for baby #2! 🙂
It helps to be prepared and take steps with your eating habits and hair health before the hair loss starts.