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Postpartum Hair Loss

Pregnancy is the most wonderful thing women can experience. However, some hormonal and physical changes may occur in the body of women during or after pregnancy. Failure to lose weight gain during pregnancy and postpartum hair loss can be shown as examples of these changes.

Hormonal changes are one of the leading causes of hair loss. When you are pregnant, your hormone levels to rise, including estrogen, progesterone, oxytocin, and prolactin. These hormonal changes during pregnancy and fluctuations in your hormone levels may lead to hair loss after pregnancy.

During pregnancy high level of estrogen prevents your usual rate of hair loss. You do shed less hair than usual during pregnancy. However, hormone levels drop after the baby arrives. Thus, your hair falling out in much bigger clumps than it normally does. You can try some treatment methods to prevent postpartum hair loss.

How to prevent postpartum hair loss?

  • Eating well is one of the essential parts of hair care. You should make sure that the foods that you eat contain iron and vitamin C, vitamin D, beta carotene, omega-3s, and magnesium to improve hair health.
  • You can use volumizing shampoo to prevent the thin look on your hair. Volumizers may add body to your hair and help you maintain a lustrous look.
  • You shouldn’t brush your hair too hard because it may cause your hair to shed in bigger clumps. Thus, you should be gentle when you brushing your hair. Also heating your hair may make your hair look thinner. Therefore, you should postpone drying or straightening your hair until your hair has grown stronger.

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